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Finding scholarly literature for your research

Are you confident that you are finding the best articles, conference papers, books and theses to support your research? Are you relying too heavily on Google?

This term we are running two more sessions of our very popular workshop, in which we explore a wide range of scholarly databases to help you to discover the best research materials, including not only articles and books, but also conference papers, theses and dissertations.  The workshop includes plenty of opportunitities for hands on practice during which time you will be able to collect papers for your own research.

Bodleian iSkills: Finding stuff – scholarly literature for your research (Monday 1st February 14.00-17.00; repeated Wednesday 10th February 9.15-12.15) Weeks 3 & 4

Please be sure to book your place online.

 

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.

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.

 

Are you over reliant on Google? Finding high quality research materials

Tracking down high quality secondary materials to support your research can be tricky. With services such as Google returning huge numbers of results, how can you be sure that you are finding the most relevant materials?    Over reliance on Google can not only drain your time as you sift through thousands of results but can also result in you missing key materials which have not been indexed by Google.

Bodleian Libraries run a half day workshop on finding scholarly materials for your research. During this session we look at the best scholarly databases for finding books, journal articles, conference papers and theses and give you plenty of time to try them out with you own searches.

We are running this workshop twice during Michaelmas Term:  Monday 27 October 14.00-17.00 and Friday 7 November 10.00-13.00.   (Please note that although the 27 October date was fully booked there are now spaces on this date as well as on 7 November as we are using a bigger training room).    These workshops are popular so please be sure to book your place.

Are you finding the best articles, conference papers, books and theses to support your research?

Are you confident that you are finding the best articles, conference papers, books and theses to support your research? Are you relying too heavily on Google?

If you missed out last term on this popular workshop,  Bodleian Libraries are offering it once more at the start of Trinity Term. WISER: Finding stuff – scholarly literature for your research  is running on Friday 2 May 9.15-12.15.    This is a packed workshop in which we explore a wide range of scholarly databases which will help you to discover the best research materials including not only articles and books but also conference papers, theses and dissertations.  The workshop includes plenty of opportunitities for hands on practice during which time you will be able to collect papers for your own research.

Please be sure to book your place online.

Are you finding the best articles, conference papers, books and theses to support your research?

Are you confident that you are finding the best articles, conference papers, books and theses to support your research?    Are you relying too heavily on  Google?

Bodleian Libraires will be running our popular workshop,  WISER: Finding stuff – scholarly literature for your research  on Friday 14 February 10.00 – 1.00.    This is a packed workshop in which we explore a wide range of scholarly databases which will help you to discover the best research materials including not only articles and books but also conference papers, theses and dissertations.  The workshop includes plenty of opportunitities for hands on practice during which time you will be able to collect papers for your own research.

Please be sure to book your place online.

Finding scholarly materials: articles, conferences, theses and more…

Bodleian Libraries will be kicking this term’s WISER programme off with our popular ‘Finding Stuff’ workshops in week 2:

WISER: Finding stuff – Journal Articles  (Monday 29 Apr 9.45-11.15) – an introduction to finding journal articles to support your research and learning. We will focus on searching for articles by subject and keyword and will cover sophisticated bibliographic databases and journal indexes as well as more basic search engines such as the SOLO ‘Journal Articles’ services.    The session will include  time for you to practice using a scholarly database in your subject area.      Please book your place online.

WISER: Finding Stuff – Conferences (Monday 29 Apr 11.15-12.15)  – ever had difficulty tracking down a conference paper.  This session introduces the  secret art of tracking down conference  proceedings and papers.    In addition we will introduce tools for keeping up to date with up and coming conferences in your research area.  Please Book your place online.

WISER: Finding stuff – books etc on SOLO (Friday 3 May 9.30-10.30)  – introduces SOLO for searching Oxford Libraries and effective ways of using SOLO to find books, journal titles and other library materials in print and online.  The workshop will also cover placing “hold requests” for materials in the  bookstacks, how to use your SOLO “MyAccount” for book renewals and other administration and using  the SOLO e-shelf and alerts.  We will also talk about the new Electronic Legal Deposit service  Please book your place online.

WISER: Finding Stuff – Theses and Dissertations   (Friday 3 May 10.45 – 12.15) – An introduction to finding Theses in Oxford and from Universities around the World. The session will cover SOLO for these, EThOS and Proquest’s Dissertations and Theses.  Please book your place online.

Finding scholarly materials: books, articles, conference papers and theses

Bodleian Libraries will be kicking this term’s WISER programme off with our popular ‘Finding Stuff’ workshops in week 3:

WISER: Finding stuff – Journal Articles  (Monday 28 Jan 9.30-10.45) – an introduction to finding journal articles to support your research and learning. We will focus on searching for articles by subject and keyword and will cover sophisticated bibliographic databases and journal indexes as well as more basic search engines such as the SOLO ‘Journal Articles’ services.    The session will include  time for you to practice using a scholarly database in your subject area.      Please book your place online.

WISER: Finding Stuff – Conferences (Monday 28 Jan 10.45-11.45)  – ever had difficulty tracking down a conference paper.  This session introduces the  secret art of tracking down conference  proceedings and papers.    In addition we will introduce tools for keeping up to date with up and coming conferences in your research area.  Please Book your place online.

WISER: Finding stuff – books etc on SOLO (Wednesday 30 Jan  14.00-15.00)  – introduces SOLO for searching Oxford Libraries and effective ways of using SOLO to find books, journal titles and other library materials in print and online.  The workshop will also cover placing “hold requests” for materials in the  bookstacks, how to use your SOLO “MyAccount” for book renewals and other administration and using  the SOLO e-shelf and alerts.  Please book your place online.

WISER: Finding Stuff – Theses and Dissertations   (Wednesday 30 Jan 15.15 – 16.30) – An introduction to finding Theses in Oxford and from Universities around the World. The session will cover SOLO for these, EThOS and Proquest’s Dissertations and Theses.  Please book your place online.

 

Finding conferences, journal articles and conferences

Don’t forget that during week 6, Bodleian Libraries will be  running WISER: Finding Stuff – Conferences.   This session will initiate you in the secret art of tracking down conference  proceedings and papers.    In addition we will introduce tools and techniques to help you to find up and coming conferences in your research area.  The session will take place Wednesday 30 May 16.00-17.00. >Book your place online.

In addition to Finding Stuff – Conferences we will also be re-running our popular classes on Finding Stuff on SOLO and Finding Articles...

WISER: Finding stuff – books etc on SOLO (Wednesday 30 May 14.00-14.45)  – introduces SOLO for searching Oxford Libraries and focuses on effective ways of using SOLO to find books, journal titles and other library materials in print and online.  The workshop also includes placing “hold requests” for materials in the  bookstacks, how to use your SOLO “MyAccount” for book renewals and other administration and using  the SOLO e-shelf and alerts.  Please book your place online.

WISER: Finding stuff – Journal Articles  (Wednesday 30 May 14.45-16.00) – an introduction to finding journal articles to support your research and learning. We will focus on searching for articles by subject and keyword and will cover sophisticated bibliographic databases and journal indexes as well as more basic search engines such as SOLO “Journal Articles” services.    The session will include  time for you to practice using a scholarly database in your subject area.      Please book your place online.

Finding stuff for your research…

Do you struggle to find high quality papers to support your research and study? Are you confident that your literature review identifies all the key papers in the research field?   Why not sign up for workshops in the WISER Finding Stuff series.     This series will introduce you to key tools for finding scholarly articles, theses and conferences and will help you to develop effective and efficient search skills.    Sign up for one workshop or many.  More details below:

WISER: Finding stuff – books etc on SOLO (Monday 30 April 14.00.-15.00 and repeated Wednesday 30 May 14.00-14.45)  – introduces SOLO for searching Oxford Libraries and focuses on effective ways of using SOLO to find books, journal titles and other library materials in print and online.  The workshop also includes placing “hold requests” for materials in the  bookstacks, how to use your SOLO “MyAccount” for book renewals and other administration and using  the SOLO e-shelf and alerts.  Please book your place online.

WISER: Finding stuff – Journal Articles  (Monday 30 April 15.00.-16.15 and repeated Wednesday 30 May 14.45-16.00) – an introduction to finding journal articles to support your research and learning. We will focus on searching for articles by subject and keyword and will cover sophisticated bibliographic databases and journal indexes as well as more basic search engines such as SOLO “Journal Articles” services.    The session will include  time for you to practice using a scholarly database in your subject area.      Please book your place online.

WISER: Finding Stuff – Theses and Dissertations   (Monday 30 April 16.15-17.00) – An introduction to finding Theses in Oxford and from Universities around the World. The session will cover searching SOLO for Oxford Theses, Index to Theses and EThOS for UK Theses and Proquest’s Dissertations and Theses database for dissertations from outside the UK. Please book your place online.

WISER: Finding Stuff – Conferences   (Monday 30 May 16.00-17.00) – An introduction to searching for conference proceedings and to keeping up date with forthcoming conferences in your research area.    Please book your place online.

All sessions are free and take place at OUCS, 13 Banbury Road.    See the full WISER programme and other Bodleian Libraries workshops.

WISER sessions are open to all members of Oxford University and Bodleian Libraries readers. If you are a current member of Oxford University please use the “book you place” links above. Other Bodleian readers may book their place by emailing usered@bodleian.ox.ac.uk (please quote your Library card barcode number).