8th Week – Free Bodleian iSkills Online Sessions

Bodleian iSkills is a series of workshops designed for postgraduates and researchers, covering information discovery and searching for scholarly materials, keeping up to date with research, using reference management tools, research data management and open access publishing.  For Michaelmas term, most of the workshops will continue to run online.

The workshops are FREE but online booking is essential. A list of the sessions taking place this term can be found on the iSkills Workshops webpage.

An image of a laptop with the Bodleian iSkills logo on screen. There is a notebook to the left and a coffee and mobile to the right of the laptop.

Open Access: Your thesis, copyright & ORA (Mon 29 Nov 14:00-15:00)

Oxford DPhil students are required to deposit a copy of their thesis in the Oxford University Research Archive (ORA). This session will focus on the relevant rights and permissions and other issues that DPhil students need to take into account when preparing their thesis for upload to ORA.  It will also cover how to actually deposit one’s thesis in ORA, and how to access help with this process.

Who is this session for? All doctoral research students


Research metrics and citation analysis tools (Tue 30 Nov 14:00-15:00)

An introduction to citation tracking and bibliometrics in which we examine a range of tools for finding journal, article and author metrics, in the context of moves towards responsible metrics in measuring the impact of publications and researchers. We will look at the main issues involved in using citation analysis to measure impact; using Journal Citation Reports and CiteScore Journal Metrics to find journal impact factors; using Web of Science, Scopus and Google Scholar to track and count citations to papers and individual researchers; how to calculate your own h-index; measuring impact using altmetrics; creating a researcher profile and using ORCID IDs to identify your work.

Who is this session is for?  Researchers, academics, research support staff and research postgraduates in Sciences and Social Sciences.


Referencing: EndNote (Introduction to) (Thu 2 Dec 14:00-16:00)

EndNote 20 is a desktop-based reference management tool for Windows and Mac users, which helps you build libraries of references and insert them into your Word document as in-text citations or footnotes and automatically generate bibliographies. This introduction to EndNote is open to all University of Oxford students, researchers and staff and teaches you how to use the software so that you can effectively manage your references.

Who is this session for?  Oxford students, researchers and other staff.


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