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Finding stuff – 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?

On Wednesday 10th February we are running a repeat session 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. So if you missed the session on 1st February, here’s your chance to attend.

Bodleian iSkills: Finding stuff – scholarly literature for your research (Wednesday 10th February 9.15-12.15) Week 4

Please be sure to book your place online.

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.

 

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: 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.

 

Using news in your research

News sources are primary resources for researching political and social issues.  However, tracking down news stories is surprisingly tricky.   Come along to WISER: Searching online news sources next week to find out how to use Nexis UK, Factiva and Proquest to find news items to support your research.  The session will include a demonstration and opportunities to practice using the databases.

The session will take place Friday 16 November 10.15-12.15. Please book your place online.