Tag Archives: bibliometrics

Bodleian iSkills workshops for the Medical Sciences Division

Bodleian Health Care Libraries run a series of iSkills workshops specifically for staff and students in Oxford University’s Medical Sciences Division.  The workshops cover Reference Management, Literature searching, Systematic reviews and Research impact.  For details of each workshop, dates and booking links please click on each title below:

Bodleian iSkills for the Medical Sciences Division: Introduction to literature searching for DPhils and researchers in the Medical Sciences
A practical workshop to explore how to formulate search strategies to address research questions; choose appropriate databases and search engines; store and manage references; and keep up to date with new research.

Bodleian iSkills for the Medical Sciences Division: Introduction to systematic reviews & evidence syntheses – searching for studies
In this workshop you will be introduced to the principles underpinning the conduct of literature searches for systematic reviews and evidence syntheses.

Bodleian iSkills for the Medical Sciences Division: Research impact – citation analysis tools
During this introduction to citation tracking and bibliometrics we will use a range of ‘impact factor’ tools to find top journals and conferences, count citations and measure the impact of publications and researchers. We will cover Journal Citation Reports, CiteScore Journal Metrics, Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar, Essential Science Indicators, ORCID and more and explain how to use each tool and its strengths and weaknesses.

Reference Management for the Medical Sciences Division
Do you need help managing your references? Do you need help citing references in your documents?  Bodleian Health Care Libraries offer hour-long introductory workshops on Endnote X8 and Mendeley reference managers to help you to store, organise and retrieve your references and PDFs, as well as cite references in documents and create bibliographies quickly and easily. Click on the titles below for further details, dates and online booking:

Bodleian iSkills for the Medical Sciences Division: Introduction to Endnote

Bodleian iSkills for the Medical Sciences Division: Introduction to Mendeley

 

 

Moving from research question to literature review in the Social Sciences

Plan an effective and structured search for your dissertation or thesis.

tag cloud covering topics covered in this workshop

A well-constructed set of search terms and an understanding of online search engines are prerequisites for maximising the amount, quality and relevance of resources you can identify for your literature review.  In this session researchers will use their own research questions to build a search and apply it to a range of databases. Techniques for structuring a search will be explained, an overview of key online resources for the social sciences will be given, major search tools will be explored, and strategies for approaching large results sets and sourcing papers will be discussed. This practical workshop will involve paper exercises and online activities using attendees own research topics.

We are running this free workshop for all DPhil Students and Research Staff in the Social Sciences. Please book online for:
Bodleian iSkills: Moving from research question to literature review in the Social Sciences (Tuesday 1 May 09.30-12.00)

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

Open Access Publishing, Papers and Peer review

There are many changes afoot in academic publishing. We therefore invite you to attend a series of short talks, panel discussions and opportunities for conversation around the subject of open access publishing. Speakers and panel members will include Oxford academics, and representatives from the Wellcome Trust, F1000, eLife, PLoS, BioRxiv, Publons, Oxford University Press, the University’s IT Services and Bodleian Libraries. The meeting will focus predominantly on biomedical sciences, but attendees from other disciplines are also welcome.

Topics will include presentation and discussion of new open access platforms, the process of peer review, the role of reviewer, how we use metrics, the role of IT and the internet, managing sensitive data, and the balance between sharing your work and retaining ownership. The aims are to help academics maximize the accessibility and impact of their work, to learn about the University’s publishing requirements, to facilitate discussions between academia and publishers, to identify where to go for help with publishing, and to address some of the challenges of publication.

Lead organiser is Dr Philippa Matthews (Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellow, Nuffield Department of Medicine) with the Open Access team.

This free event (includes tea/coffee & sandwich lunch) is open to all University members. Click here for full programme; click here to book a place.

Research tools for Medical Sciences

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?

As part of our ‘Research Skills Toolkits’ series in Week 1 we have two dedicated sessions for Medical Sciences on Wednesday 18th January and Friday 20th January.

Research Skills Toolkits 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.

Research impact – how to measure and demonstrate impact

Being able to demonstrate research impact is increasingly important when applying for funding and even in some cases research positions.   One way of measuring impact is to count, track and anaylse citations to your published works or to those of your department or research group.

Bodleian Libraries will be running our workshop  iSkills: Research Impact – citation analysis tools  on Thursday 19th May 11.00-12.30 to help you to use citation data to measure and demonstrate impact. We will be covering  Journal Citation Reports, SCImago Journal Rank, Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar, Essential Science Indicators, Altmetrics and ORCID and will look at how to find highly cited journals and conferences as well as how to measure the impact of individual researchers including calculating the h-index.

This session is for researchers, research support staff and research postgraduates, especially in the Sciences and Social Sciences. Please be sure to book your place online.

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.

 

Demonstrating research impact using impact factors

Being able to demonstrate research impact is increasingly important when applying for funding and even in some cases research positions.   One way of measuring impact is to count, track and anaylse citations to your published works or to those of your department or research group.

Bodleian Libraries will be running our workshop  iSkills: Research Impact – citation analysis tools  next Thursday 12 March 14.00 – 15.30 to help you to use citation data to measure and demonstrate impact. We will be covering  Journal Citation Reports, SCImago Journal Rank, Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar, Essential Science Indicators and ORCID and will look at how to find highly cited journals and conferences as well as how to measure the impact of individual researchers including calculating the h-index.

This session is for researchers, research support staff and research postgraduates in the Sciences and Social Sciences and will take place in the training room at the Radcliffe Science Library. Please be sure to book your place online.

Measuring research impact

Being able to demonstrate research impact is increasingly important when applying for funding and even in some cases research positions.   One way of measuring impact it to count, track and anaylse citations to your published works or to those of your department or research group.

Bodleian Libraries will be running our workshop  iSkills: Research Impact – citation analysis tools  next Thursday 6 Nov 14.00 – 15.30 to help you to use citation data to measure and demonstrate impact. We will be covering  Journal Citation Reports, SCImago Journal Rank, Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar, Essential Science Indicators and ORCID and will look at how to find highly cited journals and conferences as well as how to measure the impact of individual researchers including calculating the h-index.

This session is for researchers, research support staff and research postgraduates in the Sciences and Social Sciences and will take place in the training room at the Radcliffe Science Library. Please be sure to book your place online.

Measuring Research Impact

Want to calculate your h-index or find the most highly cited journals? Come along to our WISER workshop: Research Impact – citation analysis tools, on Wed 4 June 11.00 – 12.00.

We give an introduction to citation tracking and bibliometrics, using a range of ‘impact factor’ tools to find top journals and conferences, count citations and measure the impact of publications and researchers. We explain their strengths and weaknesses, and how to access them. We cover: Journal Citation Reports, SCImago Journal Rank, Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar, Essential Science Indicators, ORCID, and more.

Key topics will include:

  • Journal and conference rankings and metrics
  • Citation counts for articles and books
  • Altmetrics
  • Top papers and researchers
  • Calculating your h-index
  • Creating a researcher profile

This session is aimed at researchers, academics, research support staff and research postgraduates, especially in Sciences and Social Sciences.

Book your place!