Free Bodleian iSkills workshops in 2nd week

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 this week in 2nd week

Monday 22nd January 15:00-16:30 

Research metrics and citation analysis tools: Part 1 what makes a journal a “top” journal?

*Fully booked, waiting list available*
In this session we will cover how to locate and interpret journal level metrics such as the Journal Impact Factor (JIF). We will examine the tools you can use to locate journal level metrics, such as Journal Citation Reports and Scopus Sources. We will also consider the uses, limitations and pitfalls inherent in these metrics and how they can be used responsibly.
Format: Classroom-based (Social Science Library).


Thursday 25th January 14:00-15:00

Open Scholarship: UKRI Open Access Policy Briefing
UKRI funded and need to know how to comply from 1st January 2024? In this focused online briefing we will: outline a new policy briefing including more detail on the monograph section (which comes into force on 1st January 2024); step you through the changes and new requirements; provide links to further UKRI information and guidance; let you know where to find help at Oxford; and answer as many questions as we can.
Format: Online using Microsoft Teams.


Thursday 25th January 15:00-16:00

Discovering archives at the Bodleian Libraries
This session will introduce you 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. The topics covered include: how to use the Bodleian Archives and Manuscripts online catalogue; how to use the Bodleian Libraries’ Summary Catalogue of Western Manuscripts; other printed archive catalogues in the Bodleian Libraries; and national archive gateways.
Format: Classroom-based (Lecture Theatre, Weston Library).

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