Research and Skills Training Sessions in the Social Sciences: Week 3

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There are 3 interesting Research and skills training sessions for  DPhil students running next week. You can book your place here. Details of the sessions are below.

Finding Stuff – Scholarly Literature for Your Research

Monday 1st February 14:00 – 17:00

RSL Training Room

A practical introduction to searching for scholarly materials to support your research, covering a range of tools for finding monographs, journal articles, conference papers, theses and more. Key topics: Effective literature searching; Finding monographs and other scholarly items in Oxford Libraries using SOLO; Searching for journal articles using subject databases; Searching for journal articles using scholarly search engines; Searching for theses and dissertations from around the World using Proquest and eTHos; Searching for theses from Oxford University using SOLO and ORA; Searching for conference papers: Proquest, OCLC and more.


Getting started in Oxford’s libraries

Tuesday 2nd February 10:00 to 12:00

RSL Training Room

This 2 hour workshop will introduce new researchers to Oxford Libraries. A basic overview of the library catalogue and the online library resources will be provided via practical exercises in a computer room. Social Sciences literature databases will be explored and online tools specifically for researchers will be introduced. There will also be the opportunity for an optional guided tour of the Social Science Library on Manor Road with information also provided about the other Social Sciences Libraries within Oxford. The workshop will be useful for those not recently familiar with UK Higher Education Libraries.

Phase 2 (3rd Week)

Your Thesis, Copyright and ORA

Wednesday 3rd February 14:00 -15:00

RSL Training Room

Digital theses are becoming increasingly common worldwide. Oxford DPhil students are required to deposit a copy of their thesis in ORA (Oxford University Research Archive). Find out how to deposit the digital copy of your thesis and what you need to know about rights and other issues.

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