6th Week: Free iSkills Workshops

A photo of a laptop open with the iSkills logo on the screenBodleian iSkills workshops aim to develop your skills in information discovery and scholarly communications, covering a variety of resources across a wide range of disciplines. They are primarily aimed at University of Oxford students and staff. Some workshops take place face-to-face, whilst others are 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.

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Workshops taking place in 6th Week:

iSkills: Discovering archives at the Bodleian Libraries (Tues 15th Nov 14:30-15:30)
This classroom-based session will introduce participants to the key catalogues and finding aids for post-1500 archives and manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries. In particular the session will focus on Bodleian Archives and Manuscripts, the new online catalogue for post-1500 archives and manuscripts. The session will also briefly introduce some of the major UK online gateways for discovering archives.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers, academics and anyone interested in the topic.

iSkills: Creating reading lists using Oxford Reading Lists Online (ORLO) for Academics, Administrators and Staff (Tues 15th Nov 15:00-16:30)
Do you want to provide reading lists with direct links to e-books and articles? Oxford Reading List Online (ORLO) is an online reading list platform which makes it easy to create reading lists with direct links to e-books, articles and other e-resources and which show real time availability for physical resources in Oxford Libraries.
Who is this session for? This is an introductory session for academics, administrators and any staff supporting reading lists. It is NOT intended for students.
Format: Online using Microsoft Teams.

Referencing: Zotero (Fri 18th Nov 9:30-12:30)
Zotero is a reference management tool that helps you build libraries of references and add citations and bibliographies to word processed documents using your chosen citation style. This classroom-based introduction covers the main features of Zotero with the opportunity for practical exercises.
Who is this session for? Students, researchers and staff needing to manage references and create bibliographies.
Format: Classroom-based.

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