Tag Archives: Reference Management

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.

RefWorks for Sciences and Social Sciences

Our second introduction to RefWorks this term focuses on Sciences and Social Sciences.

RefWorks is a well-established online tool which allows you to manage your citations/references, insert them into your work as footnotes or intext citations, automatically generate bibliographies and easily switch between citation styles.

Come along to our session on Friday 18 Nov 14.00-17.00, where we will introduce the main features of RefWorks including:

  • signing up for RefWorks
  • adding references to RefWorks from a range of databases and online resources
  • inserting references into Word documents
  • formatting (and reformatting) references using citation styles
  • creating bibliographies

…and plenty of hands-on practice!

The workshop is open to anyone looking for an introduction to RefWorks but the section on importing references will focus on Science/Social Science examples.

Please book your place online

Endnote and Mendeley for the Medical Sciences Division

The Knowledge Centre Library on the Old Road Campus is running regular workshops for the Medical Sciences Division on the reference management tools, Endnote and Mendeley which have been booking up super fast.  Our next available dates are:

  • Endnote – 15 November 15.00-16.00 at the Knowledge Centre > Book Now
  • Mendeley – 17 November 15.00-16.00 at the Knowledge Centre > Book Now

These workshops are for students, researchers and staff in the Medical Sciences Division only  (please contact usered@bodleian.ox.ac.uk if you’re not sure of your eligibility).  The workshops cover the  main features of Endnote and Mendeley including how to add and organise references and PDF documents and how to use these tools to create in-text citations or footnotes and to generate bibliographies.

Booking is essential!  Please follow the links above

Endnote and Mendeley “Up the Hill”

The Knowledge Centre Library on the Old Road Campus is running regular workshops for the Medical Sciences Division on the reference management tools, Endnote and Mendeley which have been booking up super fast.  However, there are still a few places left on the following dates:

  • Endnote – 31st October 15.00-16.00 at the Knowledge Centre > Book Now
  • Mendeley – 27 October 10.00-11.00 at the Knowledge Centre > Book Now
  • Mendeley – 3 November 10.00-11.00 at the Knowledge Centre > Book Now

These workshops are for students, researchers and staff in the Medical Sciences Division only  (please contact usered@bodleian.ox.ac.uk if you’re not sure of your eligibility).  The workshops cover the  main features of Endnote and Mendeley including how to add and organise references and PDF documents and how to use these tools to create in-text citations or footnotes and to generate bibliographies.

Booking is essential!  Please follow the links above

Reference Management workshops in Trinity Term

Do you need to create in-text citations or footnotes or to build a bibliography?  If so, then reference management software can make the task much easier by helping you build libraries of references and add citations and bibliographies to your documents. In particular, reference management software can ensure that you have all the information you need for each citation or reference and that it’s formatted correctly for your chosen citation style.  It will even allow you to change citation style at the touch of a button!

Continuing on Friday 13th May with Zotero, Bodleian libraries offer a series of workshops that guide you through effectively using the most appropriate reference management software for your work. Please follow links to book online for each session.

Referencing: Choosing and using software (Tuesday 17th May 09:15-12:15; repeated Thursday 9th June 14:00-17:00)
This introductory session gives an overview of how reference management works, explores the pros and cons of a wide range of reference management packages and gives you the opportunity to try out five different packages so that you can work out which one is best for you. The packages included are RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley, ColWiz and Papers.

Referencing: Zotero (Friday 13th May 09:15-12:15)
Zotero is a free, open-source program that can be downloaded as a browser extension for Firefox, Chrome, and Safari and as a standalone program that works with Windows, Mac, or Linux systems.

Referencing: RefWorks for Humanities (Wednesday 18th May 14:00-17:00)
RefWorks is a web-based reference manager provided free to members of Oxford University via the Bodleian Libraries’ institutional subscription.  You can log in to RefWorks using your Oxford Single Sign-On or you can create an individual account.
If you missed out on Referencing: RefWorks for Sciences and Social Sciences in Week 1, you may still come along to RefWorks for Humanities. The two sessions are similar although they use different examples in the demonstrations.

Referencing: Mendeley (Friday 20th May 09:15-12:15)
Mendely is a freely available reference manager and academic social network with web-based, desktop and mobile versions.  You can sync your library between these different versions and across different computers.

To find out more about reference management software options and to compare their features, have a look at Bodleian Libraries LibGuide on reference management.

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

 

Choosing and using software for referencing your work

Struggling with your in-text citations/footnotes or bibliography? Keep on top of it all with reference management software. Not sure which package to use? Come to our introductory session on Thursday 28th January. We will give an overview of how reference management works, explore the pros and cons of a wide range of reference management packages and give you the opportunity to try out five different packages so that you can work out which one is best for you. The packages included are RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley, and ColWiz.

Book online for:
Referencing: Choosing and using software
(Thursday 28th January 9.15-12.15; repeated Friday 19th February 9.15-12.15)

 

RefWorks for Sciences and Social Sciences

Our second introduction to RefWorks this term focuses on Sciences and Social Sciences.

RefWorks is a well-established online tool which allows you to manage your citations/references, insert them into your work as footnotes or intext citations, automatically generate bibliographies and easily switch between citation styles.

Come along to our session on Wed 27th January 9.15-12.15, where we will introduce the main features of RefWorks including:

  • signing up for RefWorks
  • adding references to RefWorks from a range of databases and online resources
  • inserting references into Word documents
  • formatting (and reformatting) references using citation styles
  • creating bibliographies

…and plenty of hands-on practice!

The workshop is open to anyone looking for an introduction to RefWorks but the section on importing references will focus on Science/Social Science examples.

Please book your place online

RefWorks for Humanities

RefWorks is a well-established online tool which allows you to manage your citations/references, insert them into your work as footnotes or intext citations, automatically generate bibliographies and easily switch between citation styles.

Come along to our session on Wednesday 27th January 9.15-12.15, where we will introduce the main features of RefWorks including:

  • adding references to RefWorks from a range of databases and online resources
  • inserting references into Word documents
  • formatting (and reformatting) references using citation styles
  • creating bibliographies

…and plenty of hands-on practice!

This introduction is open to all postgraduates, researchers,  academics and undergraduates wishing to use reference management software. However, the section on importing references will focus on Humanities examples.

Book your place for RefWorks for Humanities (Bodleian iSkills)

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.