Tag Archives: online databases

Bodleian iSkills workshops for Historians in Trinity Term 2018

In Trinity Term Bodleian Libraries runs a series of workshops aimed at Historians. These workshops are also aimed at undergraduates looking for resources for their final-year thesis.  This term’s schedule is listed below.  All our iSkills course are FREE but online booking is required.  Please click on any title to link to its booking page.

Bodleian iSkills: Online resources for historians
Tuesday 1st May  14.15-15.15
A general introduction to the vast range of electronic resources which are available for all historical periods for British and West European history: including bibliographical databases, biographical / reference research aids, ebooks and ejournals, web portals, and collections of online primary source materials.
Presenter: Isabel Holowaty
Venue: IT Services 13 Banbury Road

Bodleian iSkills: Sources for US history 
Tuesday 1st May 15.30-17.00
Introduction to key information sources and collections for the study of colonial America and US history. The session will provide an overview of the primary sources available in Oxford and online, as well as guidance on locating material for your research.
Presenter: Jane Rawson
Venue: IT Services 13 Banbury Road

Bodleian iSkills: Information sources for African Studies
Wednesday 2nd May  10.00-11.30
This session will introduce key information sources for African Studies. You will be shown useful finding tools to locate relevant material via SOLO and how to search them, as well as important portals and gateways to libraries and archives of online primary texts. There will be time for a brief hands-on.
Presenters: Lucy McCann, Sarah Rhodes
Venue: Social Science Library, Information Skills Training Room

Bodleian iSkills: Archives and modern papers for Social Sciences and History
Wednesday 9th May 14.00-16.00
The Bodleian’s Weston Library has a  wealth of resources covering almost all aspects of modern Brigish society and culture.  This session will introduce key finding aids and get you started with the research skills needed to make the most of these resources.  You will have an opportunity in the session to handle some actual examples.
Presenter:  Michael Hughes
Venue: Weston Library, Horton Room

Bodleian iSkills: UK Parliamentary & Government Materials—an Introduction    
Wednesday 16 May 10.00-11.30
A general overview of the main sources for finding and accessing historical UK parliamentary material, pre-1800 and post-1800 including sources for government publications both in print and in electronic format, including: Parliamentary proceedings—Hansard, Journals of the House of Commons and Lords; Legislation; Government and departmental papers.
Presenters: Hannah Chandler and Andrew Milner
Venue: Social Science Library, Information Skills Training Room

Bodleian iSkills: Sources for Medievalists
Wednesday 6th June 09.30-11.45
General overview to a range of e-resources relevant for British and Western European medieval studies:  including bibliographical databases, biographical/reference tools, web portals and collections of online primary source materials of Anglo-Saxon sources, Greek/Latin texts, chronicles, charters, literary works and manuscript sources.
Presenters: Sue Usher, Hilla Wait, Charlotte Goodall, Eva Oledzka, Isabel Holowaty , Helen Scott
Venue: Social Science Library, Information Skills Training Room

 

 

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

 

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