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Keeping up to date with emerging research – painlessly

Keeping up to date with new publications, research papers, announcements from funding bodies and other news is an essential but time consuming task. Bodleian Libraries workshop iSkills: Getting Information to come to you takes the pain out of the process by introducing RSS feeds and email alerts. These technologies allow you to set up automatic alerts so that you are notified when key journals, databases or web sites publish new information in your research area.

To find out more, come along to iSkills: Getting Information to come to you this Friday 26 Feburary 14.40-16.00 (>book your place online).  During the session you will be able to set up an RSS feed reader and to explore scholarly resources for keeping up to date including tables of contents services such as JournalTOCS and Zetoc, alerting services in major bibliographic databases and the use of RSS to monitor key web sites.

Research Skills workshops in Week 1 for Maths, Physical and Life Sciences

Researching in Maths, Physical or Life Sciences? Need to brush up on your IT and information skills?  We are running two Research Skills Toolkit workshops for MPLS in Week 1. These free 2-hour workshops introduce key software and online tools to streamline your research, hone your searching and information skills and provide opportunities to meet your subject specialists. Topics on offer include:

  • Finding articles, papers, conferences and theses using subject-specific databases
  • Keeping up to date and current awareness
  • Using Endnote to manage your references
  •  Manipulating images using Gimp
  •  Managing your thesis with word
  •  Analyzising data with Excel pivot tables
  •  Podcasting with Audacity
  •  Plagiarism and how to avoid it
  •  Your thesis, copyright and ORA
  •  Finding highly cited journals and measuring research impact

Book online for Research Skills Toolkits in Maths, Physical and Life Sciences, Week 1 Hilary Term:
Tuesday 19th January 10.00-12.00
Thursday 21st January 14.00-16.00

Toolkits are run jointly by the Bodleian Libraries and Computing Services.

Key Tools for Researchers in Oriental Studies

Bodleian Libraries and IT Services will be running a dedicated “Research Skills Toolkit” for Oriental Studies graduate students on Monday 18 Jan 14.00-16.00.   >book your place online

If you’re not familiar with the Research Skills Toolkit, these are 2 hour workshops at which you have a chance to try out 10 different tools and skills which will help you in your research. The Oriental Studies Toolkits will include the following:

  • Online Egyptological Bibliography (OEB)
  • Archive of Mesopotamian Archaeological Reports (AMAR)
  • Index Islamicus
  • Encyclopaedia of Islam
  • China Academic Journals (CNKI)
  • Bibliography of Asian Studies
  • Otzar haHochma
  • Searching for theses and dissertations using Proquest
  • Tracking citations to key authors and works using Arts & Humanities Citation Index
  • Keeping up to date with new research publications using RSS feeds and email alerts
  • Your thesis and ORA – essential information about copyright and sensitive data
  • Plagiarism and how to avoid it
  • Endnote for managing citations, inserting intext references/footnotes and creating bibliographies
  • Free software for image manipulation
  • Managing your thesis with Word

These workshops are very popular so please be sure to book your place online.

Not studying Oriental Studies? We will be running toolkits for most subject areas. Check LibGuides workshops for a full list.

Researching in Arts and Humanities? Discover key tools at the Humanities Research Skills Toolkit

Are you making the most of the IT and Library research tools available to help you with your thesis or dissertation? Do you need to brush up on your IT and information skills? IT Services and Bodleian Libraries are working together to run our award winning Research Skills Toolkit.

We will be running two further sessions this term for Arts and Humanities at 14.00-16.00 on Mon 18 Jan and Wednesday 20th Jan.

If you’re not familiar with the Research Skills Toolkit, these are 2 hour workshops at which you have a chance to try out 10 different tools and skills which will help you in your research. The Arts and Humanities Toolkits will include the following:

  • Using key Humanities databases to find articles, books and other materials in your research field. Participants will be able to choose from MLA (English and Modern Languages), Oxford Bibliographies Online, Philosopher’s Index, ATLA Religion, Historical Abstracts and Bibliography of British and Irish History
  • Finding primary materials using PastMasters
  • Finding newspaper articles from 1600s to mid-20th century
  • Advanced searching on SOLO
  • Keeping up to date with new research publications using RSS feeds and email alerts
  • Finding high impact articles and books and tracking citations to key authors and works using Arts & Humanities Citation Index
  • Your thesis and ORA – essential information about copyright and sensitive data
  • Plagiarism and how to avoid it
  • Endnote for managing citations, inserting intext references/footnotes and creating bibliographies
  • Free software for image manipulation
  • Managing your thesis with Word

These workshops are very popular so please be sure to book your place online.

Not studying a Humanities subject? We will be running toolkits for most subject areas. Check LibGuides workshops for a full list.

Key research tools for Social Sciences

Are you making the most of the research tools available to help you with your thesis or dissertation? Do you need to brush up on your IT and information skills? IT Services and Bodleian Libraries will be working together to run our Research Skills Toolkit during week 8 and will be running 3 sessions for Social Sciences (Tues 1 Dec 14.00-16.00, and Thurs 3 Dec 10.00-12.00) . If you’re not familiar with the Research Skills Toolkit, these are 2 hour workshops at which you have a chance to try out 10 different tools and skills which will help you in your research. The Social Sciences Toolkits will include the following:

  • Keeping up to date with new research publications using email alerts
  • Finding data and statistics using OECD iLibraryData and Databank
  • Searching for dissertations and theses using Proquest
  • Citation searching with Web of Science to find high impact articles and journals and to track citations between papers
  • Your thesis and ORA – essential information about copyright and sensitive data
  • Plagiarism and how to avoid it
  • Endnote for managing citations, inserting intext references/footnotes and creating bibliographies
  • Free software for image manipulation
  • Managing your thesis with Word
  • Analysing data with Excel Pivot tables

These workshops are very popular so please be sure to book your place online.

Not a Social Scientist? We will be running toolkits for most subject areas. Check LibGuides workshops for a full list.

Research Tools for Medics

Did you know that Scopus searches far more journals than PubMed?    Do you know which are the highest impact journals in your discipline?  Are you keeping up to date with the latest publications in key journals?

Next week the Bodleian Libraries and IT Services will be teaming together to cover these questions and many more at our Research Skills Toolkit. We have two dedicated sessions for Medical Sciences on Wednesday 2nd December and Thursday 3rd December.

If you’re not familiar with the Research Skills Toolkit, these are 2 hour workshops at which you have a chance to try out 10 different tools and skills which will help you in your research.
The Medical Sciences Toolkits will include the following:

  • Keeping up to date and current awareness
  • Searching for articles and papers on Scopus and Ovid databases
  • Finding highly cited journals and measuring research impact
  • Your thesis and ORA – essential information about copyright and sensitive data
  • Plagiarism and how to avoid it
  • Endnote for managing citations, inserting intext references/footnotes and creating bibliographies
  • Manipulating images using Gimp
  • Managing your thesis with Word
  • Podcasting with Audacity
  • Analysing data with Excel Pivot tables

These workshops are very popular and booking is essential, so please be sure to
book your place online.

Not in Medical Sciences?  We will be running toolkits for most subject areas.
Check LibGuides workshops for a full list.

Streamline your research with a Research Skills Toolkit

Need to brush up on your IT and information skills?  Why not come to a Research Skills Toolkit in 8th week? These free 2 hour workshops introduce key software and online tools to streamline your research, hone your searching and information skills and provide opportunities to meet subject specialists. Topics on offer include:

  • Finding articles, papers, conferences and theses
  • Keeping up to date and current awareness
  • Using Endnote to manage your references
  •  Manipulating images using Gimp
  •  Managing your thesis with word
  •  Analyzising data with Excel pivot tables
  •  Podcasting with Audacity
  •  Plagiarism and how to avoid it
  •  Your thesis, copyright and ORA
  •  Finding highly cited journals and measuring research impact

These workshops are open to Oxford graduate researchers in Week 8 of Michaelmas Term (2015), and Week 1 of Hilary term (2016)  > Find out more and book your place

Toolkits take place at Oxford University Computing Services  and are run jointly by the Bodleian Libraries and Computing Services.

 

How to stay up to date with current research…painlessly

Keeping up to date with new publications, research papers, announcements from funding bodies and other news is an essential but time consuming task. Bodleian Libraries workshop iSkills: Getting Information to come to you takes the pain out of the process by introducing RSS feeds and email alerts. These technologies allow you to set up automatic alerts so that you are notified when key journals, databases or web sites publish new information in your research area.

To find out more, come along to iSkills: Getting Information to come to you on Friday 15 May 9.15-10.45 (>book your place online).  During the session you will be able to set up an RSS feed reader and to explore scholarly resources for keeping up to date including tables of contents services such as JournalTOCS and Zetoc, alerting services in major bibliographic databases and the use of RSS to monitor key web sites.

Research tools for medics

Did you know that Scopus searches far more journals than PubMed?    Do you know which are the highest impact journals in your discipline?  Are you keeping up to date with the latest publications in key journals?

Next week the Bodleian Libraries and IT Services will be teaming together to cover these questions and many more at our award winning Research Skills Toolkit. We have 2 dedicated sessions for Medical Sciences on Tues 2 Dec 10.00-12.00 and Wed 3 Dec 14.00-16.00 .

If you’re not familiar with the Research Skills Toolkit, these are 2 hour workshops at which you have a chance to try out 10 different tools and skills which will help you in your research. The Medical Sciences Toolkits will include the following:

  • Keeping up to date with new research publications
  • Searching for articles and papers on Scopus
  • Measuring impact and finding high impact journals using the Journal Citation Reports
  • Your thesis and ORA – essential information about copyright and sensitive data
  • Plagiarism and how to avoid it
  • Endnote for managing citations, inserting intext references/footnotes and creating bibliographies
  • Free software for image manipulation
  • Managing your thesis with Word
  • Podcasting with Audacity
  • Analysing data with Excel Pivot tables

These workshops are very popular so please be sure to book your place online.

Not in Medical Sciences?  We will be running toolkits for most subject areas. Check LibGuides workshops for a full list.

Key tools for researchers in Oriental Studies

Bodleian Libraries and IT Services will be running a dedicated “Research Skills Toolkit” for Oriental Studies graduate students on Thursday 4 Dec 10.00-12.00.   >book your place online

If you’re not familiar with the Research Skills Toolkit, these are 2 hour workshops at which you have a chance to try out 10 different tools and skills which will help you in your research. The Oriental Studies Toolkits will include the following:

  • Online Egyptological Bibliography (OEB)
  • Archive of Mesopotamian Archaeological Reports (AMAR)
  • Index Islamicus
  • Encyclopaedia of Islam
  • China Academic Journals (CNKI)
  • Bibliography of Asian Studies
  • Otzar haHochma
  • Searching for theses and dissertations using Proquest
  • Tracking citations to key authors and works using Arts & Humanities Citation Index
  • Keeping up to date with new research publications using RSS feeds and email alerts
  • Your thesis and ORA – essential information about copyright and sensitive data
  • Plagiarism and how to avoid it
  • Endnote for managing citations, inserting intext references/footnotes and creating bibliographies
  • Free software for image manipulation
  • Managing your thesis with Word

These workshops are very popular so please be sure to book your place online.

Not studying Oriental Studies? We will be running toolkits for most subject areas. Check LibGuides workshops for a full list.