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Are you making the most of e-books

The Bodleian Libraries has over 624,000 e-books, with titles in all subject areas, but do you feel confident in finding and using them? If you haven’t got to grips with e-books yet, or if you are using them but are not sure that you’re making the most of their full functionality, why not come along to our workshop iSkills: E-books on Tuesday 22 May at 14.00-15.30.  The workshop will cover finding e-books and how to use and manipulate them including borrowing entire e-books, downloading chapters, using e-books on computers, tablets and other devices and making annotations. Please note that this workshop will focus on e-versions of books whereas the subsequent workshop, iSkills: E-Book Readers will look at e-reader devices such as Kindle and Nook.

Attendance is free, but please Book your place online

The e-books workshop will be followed immediately by iSkills: E-book Readers which looks at the different devices available for reading e-books including Kindle, Nook, Kobo and the use of iPad and Android tablets as e-readers. The presentation will cover the pros and cons of each device and give you the opportunity to handle the hardware and try it out. iSkills: E-Book Readers will take place Tuesday 22 May at 15.45-17.00.

Attendance is free, but please Book your place online


Please note that these two workshops run consecutively for your convenience. However, you are very welcome to attend just one of them if you wish.

Online resources for Modern European Languages

A new iSkills workshop from the team at Bodleian’s Taylor Institution Library will give an overview of the different kinds of online resources available in Modern Languages, such as databases, ebooks, bibliographies and online reference works. There will be a hands-on component to this hour-long session, and participants should bring a laptop so they can work through exercises designed to introduce them to language-specific resources. Subject librarians will be on-hand to answer questions and give advice.

Attendance is FREE, but online booking is required.  Follow the link to book your place for: Bodleian iSkills: Online resources for Modern European Languages

Choice of two dates:
Tuesday 23 January 09.00-10.00
Wednesday 24 January 09.00-10.00

Are you making the most of e-books?

The Bodleian Libraries has over 624,000 e-books, with titles in all subject areas, but do you feel confident in finding and using them? If you haven’t got to grips with e-books yet, or if you are using them but are not sure that you’re making the most of their full functionality, why not come along to our workshop iSkills: E-books on Friday 3 February 14.00-16.00.  The workshop will cover finding e-books and how to use and manipulate them including borrowing entire e-books, downloading chapters, using e-books on computers, tablets and other devices and making annotations. Please note that this workshop will focus on e-versions of books whereas the subsequent workshop, iSkills: E-Book Readers will look at e-reader devices such as Kindle and Nook.   > Book your place at iSkills: E-Books online.

The e-books workshop will be swiftly followed by iSkills: E-book Readers which looks at the different devices available for reading e-books including Kindle, Nook, Kobo and the use of iPad and Android tablets as e-readers. The presentation will cover the pros and cons of each device and give you the opportunity to handle the hardware and try it out. iSkills: E-Book Readers will take place Tuesday 3 February 16.00-17.00, Please book your place online.

Please note that these workshops run consecutively for your convenience. However, you are very welcome to attend just one of the workshops if you do not wish to attend both.

E-books and E-book readers

The Bodleian Libraries has over 624,000 e-books, with titles in all subject areas, but do you feel confident in finding and using them? If you haven’t got to grips with e-books yet, or if you are using them but are not sure that you’re making the most of their full functionality, why not come along to our workshop on E-books, on Friday 25th November.  The workshop will cover finding e-books and how to use and manipulate them, including borrowing entire e-books, downloading chapters, using e-books on computers, tablets and other devices and making annotations.

The e-books workshop will be followed by a session on E-book readers, which looks at the different devices available for reading e-books including Kindle, Nook and the use of iPad and Android tablets as e-readers. The presentation will cover the pros and cons of each device and give you the opportunity to handle the hardware and try it out.

Please book your place online for:

Bodleian iSkills: E-books (Friday 25 November 9.15-11.15)
Bodleian iSkills: E-book readers (Friday 25 November 11.15-12:15)

E-books and E-book readers

Picture credit “Libros y Ebooks” by Tina Franklin www.flickr.com/photos/97481684@N08/9365641519/

The Bodleian Libraries has over 624,000 e-books, with titles in all subject areas, but do you feel confident in finding and using them? If you haven’t got to grips with e-books yet, or if you are using them but are not sure that you’re making the most of their full functionality, why not come along to our workshop on E-books, on Wednesday 1 June.  The workshop will cover finding e-books and how to use and manipulate them, including borrowing entire e-books, downloading chapters, using e-books on computers, tablets and other devices and making annotations.

The e-books workshop will be followed by a session on E-book readers, which looks at the different devices available for reading e-books including Kindle, Nook and the use of iPad and Android tablets as e-readers. The presentation will cover the pros and cons of each device and give you the opportunity to handle the hardware and try it out.

Please book your place online for:

Bodleian iSkills: E-books (Wednesday 1st June 9:15-10:30)
Bodleian iSkills: E-book readers (Wedesday 1 June 10:45-12:15)

Please note that these workshops run consecutively for your convenience. However, you are very welcome to attend just one of the workshops if you do not wish to attend both.

All about e-books: making the most of the Bodleian Libraries’ e-books and using e-book readers

The Bodleian Libraries has over 624,000 e-books, with titles in all subject areas, but do you feel confident in finding and using them? If you haven’t got to grips with e-books yet, or if you are using them but are not sure that you’re making the most of their full functionality, why not come along to our workshop Bodleian iSkills: E-books on Friday 16 October 9.15-10.30.  The workshop will cover finding e-books and how to use and manipulate them including borrowing entire e-books, downloading chapters, using e-books on computers, tablets and other devices and making annotations. Please note that this workshop will focus on e-versions of books whereas the subsequent workshop, iSkills: E-Book Readers will look at e-reader devices such as Kindle and Nook.   > Book your place at iSkills: E-Books online.

The e-books workshop will be swiftly followed by iSkills: E-book Readers which looks at the different devices available for reading e-books including Kindle, Nook and the use of iPad and Android tablets as e-readers. The presentation will cover the pros and cons of each device and give you the opportunity to handle the hardware and try it out. Bodleian iSkills: E-Book Readers will take place Friday 16 October 10.45-12.15. Please book your place online.

Please note that these workshops run consecutively for your convenience. However, you are very welcome to attend just one of the workshops if you do not wish to attend both.

Are you making the most of e-books?

The Bodleian Libraries has over 624,000 e-books, with titles in all subject areas, but do you feel confident in finding and using them? If you haven’t got to grips with e-books yet, or if you are using them but are not sure that you’re making the most of their full functionality, why not come along to our workshop iSkills: E-books on Friday 5 June 9.15-10.30.  The workshop will cover finding e-books and how to use and manipulate them including borrowing entire e-books, downloading chapters, using e-books on computers, tablets and other devices and making annotations. Please note that this workshop will focus on e-versions of books whereas the subsequent workshop, iSkills: E-Book Readers will look at e-reader devices such as Kindle and Nook.   > Book your place at iSkills: E-Books online.

The e-books workshop will be swiftly followed by iSkills: E-book Readers which looks at the different devices available for reading e-books including Kindle, Nook and the use of iPad and Android tablets as e-readers. The presentation will cover the pros and cons of each device and give you the opportunity to handle the hardware and try it out. iSkills: E-Book Readers will take place Friday 5th June 10.45-12.15. Please book your place online.

Please note that these workshops run consecutively for your convenience. However, you are very welcome to attend just one of the workshops if you do not wish to attend both.

Making the most of E-Books

The Bodleian Libraries has over 624,000 e-books, with titles in all subject areas, but do you feel confident in finding and using them? If you haven’t got to grips with e-books yet, or if you are using them but are not sure that you’re making the most of their full functionality, why not come along to our workshop iSkills: E-books on Tuesday 3 February 14.00-15.15.  The workshop will cover finding e-books and how to use and manipulate them including borrowing entire e-books, downloading chapters, using e-books on computers, tablets and other devices and making annotations. Please note that this workshop will focus on e-versions of books whereas the subsequent workshop, iSkills: E-Book Readers will look at e-reader devices such as Kindle and Nook.   > Book your place at iSkills: E-Books online.

The e-books workshop will be swiftly followed by iSkills: E-book Readers which looks at the different devices available for reading e-books including Kindle, Nook and the use of iPad and Android tablets as e-readers. The presentation will cover the pros and cons of each device and give you the opportunity to handle the hardware and try it out. iSkills: E-Book Readers will take place Tuesday 3 February 15.30-17.00, Please book your place online.

Please note that these workshops run consecutively for your convenience. However, you are very welcome to attend just one of the workshops if you do not wish to attend both.

Are you making the most of e-books?

The Bodleian Libraries has over 624,000 e-books, with titles in all subject areas, but do you feel confident in finding and using them?    If you haven’t got to grips with e-books yet, or if you are using them but are not sure that you’re making the most of their full functionality, why not come along to our workshop iSkills: E-books on Friday 21 November 9.15-10.30?    The workshop will cover how to find e-books and how to use and manipulate them including downloading chapters, using your own device (or not)  and making annotations.  Please book your place online.

The e-books workshop will be swiftly followed by iSkills: E-book Readers which looks at the different devices available for reading e-books including Kindle, Nook and the use of iPad and Android tablets as e-readers. The presentation will cover the pros and cons of each device and give you the opportunity to handle the hardware and try it out.      iSkills: E-Book Readers will take place Friday 21 November 10.45-12.15,   Please book your place online.

Please note that these workshops run consecutively for your convenience. However, you are very welcome to attend just one of the workshops if you do not wish to attend both.

 

Making the most of e-books and e-book readers

Are you making the most of academic e-books?   Have you considered using an e-book reader?   On Thursday 27 February Bodleian Libraries will be running WISER sessions on making the most of e-books in your academic work and on using e-book readers.

The first session WISER: E-books (Thursday 27 February 15.00-16.00)  will introduce Oxford’s collection of e-books, helping you not only to successfully locate e-books but also to manipulate them and make the most of their functionality.  Please book your place online at WISER: E-books

WISER: E-books will be swiftly followed by WISER: E-book readers (Thursday 27 February 16.15-17.15) which will look at Amazon’s Kindle, Apple’s i-Pad, the Sony e-reader and smart phones for reading e-books. The session will discuss the pros and cons of e-book readers generally and of the individual devices and there will be opportunities to handle the hardware.   Please book  your place online at  WISER E-book readers.