Tag Archives: bibliographic databases

Moving from research question to literature review in Archaeology

Are you a Postgraduate student in Archaeology?
Do you need to undertake a literature review as part of your dissertation or thesis?

We offer a FREE workshop to take you through the process – from looking at your initial research question to producing a literature review.

Subjects to be covered include:

  •     The literature review process
  •     Effective searching
  •     Key databases and eResources
  •     Using citations and bibliometrics
  •     Using alerts

There will be a practical element, with a chance to have a go at these things with the Librarian there to help.  There will also be a workbook available to take away.

Book online for:
Bodleian iSkills: Moving from research question to literature review in Archaeology
Wednesday 25 April 14.00-16.00

Effective database strategies for Modern Languages research

Are you finding the most relevant materials for your research in Modern Languages?

Language librarians at the Taylor Institution are offering a practical introduction to searching for scholarly materials to support your research.  The workshop will focus on building a search to fit your research question, identifying and using relevant databases and evaluating your results.

The workshop is FREE, but booking is required.  Please book online through the link below:
Bodleian iSkills: Effective database strategies for Modern Languages research
Tuesday 30 January 12.00-13.00  OR  Thursday 1 February 10.00-11.00


Finding more stuff…

In addition to “WISER: Finding Stuff – Conferences” Bodleian Libraries will be repeating “Finding Stuff – Books etc on SOLO” and “Finding Stuff – Journal Articles” on Wednesday 22 February.

WISER: Finding stuff – books etc on SOLO is a short 45 minute session introducing tips and techniques for searching SOLO for books, journals and other materials in Oxford Libraries. We will cover both basic and advanced search techniques and also look at placing hold requests for items in the book stacks and some of SOLO’s personalised features such as the e-shelf and saved searches.  The session will take place on Wednesday 22 February 2.00-2.45 at Oxford University Computing Services – please book your place online.

WISER: Finding stuff – Journal Articles will focus on using bibliographical tools and indexes to find high quality papers in your research area.    The session will focus on how to find reliable bibliographical databases in your subject area and how to search them effectively to optimize your results.        The session will last just over an hour and will include time for you to practice using a database in your subject area.      It will take place Wednesday 22 February 2.45-4.00 at the Computing Services.  Please book your place online.