Free Bodleian iSkills workshops in 5th 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 5th week


Monday 12th February 13:30-16:30
Referencing: Zotero

An introduction to the functionality of Zotero, a software programme used to manage references and create bibliographies. The workshop will cover: understanding the main features and benefits of Zotero; setting up a Zotero account; importing references from different sources into Zotero; organising your references in Zotero; inserting citations into documents; and creating a bibliography/reference list.
Format: Classroom-based (Thames Suite, IT Services). 


Tuesday 13th February 10:30-11:30
Open Scholarship: Your thesis, copyright & ORA

Oxford DPhil students are required to deposit a copy of their thesis in the Oxford University Research Archive (ORA). This online session will focus on what ORA is and how to deposit one’s thesis in ORA, and how to access help with this process. It will also cover the relevant rights and permissions required and other issues that DPhil students need to take into account when preparing their thesis for upload to ORA.
Who is this session for? All doctoral research students.
Format: Online using Microsoft Teams.

Tuesday 13th February  14:00-15:30
Referencing: RefWorks

RefWorks is a web-based reference management tool for Windows and Macs which helps you to collect and manage references and insert them into your Word document as in-text citations or footnotes and generate bibliographies. Topics covered in the online session include: understanding RefWorks and what it can do for you; adding references to RefWorks from a range of sources; managing your references; adding in-text citations and/or footnotes to your papers; creating bibliographies; where to get help with RefWorks.
Format: Online using Microsoft Teams.


Wednesday 14th February 10:00-12:00
Working with sensitive research data

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.
Format: Classroom-based (Social Science Library). 


Friday 16th February  09:30-12:30
Referencing: EndNote

An introduction to EndNote, open to all, that teaches you how to use the software so that you can effectively manage your references. The workshop will cover: what EndNote can do for you; adding references to EndNote from a range of sources; managing your references in an EndNote library; adding in-text citations and/or footnotes to your essays and papers; creating bibliographies.
Who is this session for?
 Oxford students, researchers and other staff.
Format: Classroom-based (Thames Suite, IT Services).

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