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Bodleian iSkills: Workshops in information discovery and much more…

Bodleian iSkills workshops for Michaelmas 2019 are now open for booking!  

The Bodleian Libraries Information Skills Office run the following series of FREE workshops focussing on general skills and resources which can be used across a wide range of disciplines:

  • Bodleian iSkills – Workshops designed to help postgraduates and researchers find and make effective use of scholarly publications and other materials, effectively manage research data, keep up to date with the latest research and understand bibliometrics.
  • Referencing – Workshops on Endnote, Mendeley, RefWorks and Zotero reference management packages to enable you to manage and format your citations, footnotes and bibliographies.
  • Open Access – Workshops on open access publishing; complying with University, funder and publisher mandates for open access; understanding copyright and looking after your intellectual property.
  • Bodleian iSkills for the Medical Sciences Division and OUH staff – Workshops in information discovery, reference management, research data management and bibliometrics for the Medical Sciences.

Have a look at our full list of workshops to see what’s on offer this coming term and book your places.

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

 

 

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 tools 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.

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

Key Research Tools for Social Scientists

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 in Week 1 of Hilary Term.
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 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.

Starting your research in Arts and Humanities? Or feel you need to brush up your skills? Our Research Skills Toolkits are here to help.

Need to brush up on your IT and information skills for research?  Why not come to a Research Skills Toolkit? These free 2-hour workshops introduce key software and online tools for your research, hone your searching and information skills and introduce you to subject specialists. We will be running the toolkit workshops in Week 1 of Hilary Term, kicking off with the Research Skills Toolkit for Humanities. Topics on offer include:

  • 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

Not studying a Humanities subject? We will be running toolkits for most subject areas. Go to http://libguides.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/workshops/skills-toolkit for a full list of the toolkits we are running in Week 1, and to book online.

Getting started in Oxford Libraries

New to the University’s libraries, or still unsure if you are getting the most out of them?

Come to one of our monthly workshops on getting started in Oxford Libraries. We will give you an introduction to Oxford Libraries including guidance on which libraries to use, accessing e-journals and other online resources, SOLO and other finding aids and making the most of Library services. This workshop will help you settle into using libraries at the University of Oxford with confidence.

Key topics:
•    Which libraries to use – finding out which libraries you may use and which cover your subject
•    Using SOLO to find printed and online books, journals and other materials
•    Using the Print, Copy and Scan (PCAS) service
•    Using your own laptop or device in the Library
•    How the libraries can help you – getting advice on searching, reading lists, current awareness, reference management, open access, research data management and more.
•    Opportunities for questions

Book online for Bodleian iSkills: Getting started in Oxford Libraries
Next sessions:
Wednesday 27 April 09:30-12:30
Thursday 12 May 09:30-12:30
Thursday 2 June 14:00-17:00

 

Get information to come to you

Keeping up to date with new publications, research papers, announcements from funding bodies and other news is an essential but time-consuming task.  Our workshop iSkills: Getting information to come to you takes the pain out of the process by introducing you to RSS feeds and email alerts. These technologies allow you to set up notifications so that, when key journals, databases or web sites publish new information in your research area, you are sent an alert via email or via an RSS feed reader. Participants will have the opportunity to set up their own RSS feed readers and/or email notifications during the session.

Please book online for:
iSkills: Getting information to come to you (Monday 25th April 14:30-16:00)

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.