The Bodleian iSkills programme is designed to help you make effective use of scholarly materials and resources. These sessions are primarily aimed at Oxford University students and staff (but check the ‘intended audience’ field in the course description before booking).
iSkills workshops will be available in Hilary Term through a combination of webinars and pre-recorded videos.
All workshops are free of charge but must be booked in advance.
Workshops taking place in 6th Week:
Bodleian iSkills: Working with sensitive research data in the Social Sciences and Humanities (Mon 22 Feb 14.00-16.00)
A workshop outlining some of the key principles to bear in mind when working with sensitive or restricted research; whether collected yourself or obtained from a third party source such as a data archive. Issues of confidentiality, informed consent, cybersecurity and data management will be covered. Examples of scenarios or concerns drawn from the research of participants are particularly welcome. The role of support services at Oxford will also be outlined and in particular the role of the Bodleian Data Librarian who will lead the session. Follow up consultations with the Data librarian or other subject consultants are also offered.
Who is this session for? All DPhil students and research staff in the Social Sciences.
Bodleian iSkills: Finding stuff – scholarly literature for your research (Tue 23 Feb 10.00-12.00)
An online 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.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers and academics.
Referencing: Endnote (Introduction to) (Thu 25 Feb 14.00-16.00)
EndNote X9 is a desktop based reference management tool for Windows and Macs which helps you to build libraries of references and insert them into your Word document as in text citations or footnotes and automatically generate bibliographies. Who is this session for?
This online introduction to EndNote is open to all University of Oxford students and staff.
The full programme of iSkills workshops for Hilary Term is still in scheduling, but in the meantime you can view some elements of the workshops on video. Take a look at iSkills Libguide to view available video recordings.
For a list of all the upcoming workshops in Michaelmas Term please go to the Bodleian iSkills website.