Postgraduates and researchers may be interested in two training initiatives run by the Bodleian Libraries: Bodleian iSkills and Oxford LibGuides.
Bodleian iSkills is a series of workshops designed for postgraduates and researchers. We cover:
- Information discovery and finding scholarly publications including for example articles and papers, books, theses, reviews, conference papers, briefings and more
- Finding primary information sources including for example data and statistics, government and official papers, legal materials, historical documents and archives, maps, film resources, images and pictures and primary texts
- Reference management including Endnote, RefWorks, Mendeley, Zotero, ColWiz and Papers
- Keeping up to date with new research
- Measuring research impact including how to calculate your h-index and find the highest impact journals when you come to publish
- Open Access publishing and in particular how to comply with Research Council open access mandates and the new HEFCE policy on Open Access for the REF
- Managing your research data
- Copyright and looking after your intellectual property
- Using and presenting geospatial information and data
- Finding and using images in your research
To view this term’s timetable please visit our iSkills LibGuide. Bodleian iSkills workshops are free but booking is essential. All classes are advertised on our iSkills LibGuide, through the @bodleianskills Twitter feed and on this blog.
Oxford LibGuides is the home of the Oxford Libraries’ subject and research guides.
Oxford LibGuides provides information on key resources in 303 subject areas, for each subject focussing on the best resources for finding and using primary and secondary research materials in the subject area. Check out the information for your subject on the LibGuides home page.
In addition, Oxford LibGuides provides guidance on:
- Searching Oxford’s Libraries using the SOLO catalogue and OxLIP+
- Using the Bodleian Libraries special collections and official, governmental and international intergovernmental papers
- Choosing and using reference management packages including Endnote, RefWorks, Mendeley, Zotero, Colwiz and Papers.
- Measuring research impact
- How to find and how to conducting a systematic review