Free Bodleian iSkills workshops in 7th 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 7th week

Tuesday 27th February 10:00-11:30
Preparing for your literature review in the Social Sciences
Get ready to undertake your literature review using your own research questions to build a successful search and apply it to a range of library resources. By the end of the session you will be able to: build a successful search strategy; use a range of bibliographic databases and search tools in the Social Sciences; work effectively with large result sets; source highly cited papers relevant to your research; and set up alerts for newly-published papers on your topic.

Format: Online using Microsoft Teams. 

Tuesday 27th February 11:30-13:00
Playing in the open: Getting familiar with Creative Commons licences
Create content for your teaching or research with greater confidence by attending our session on Creative Commons (CC) licences. Learn how they work, how they interact with copyright and how to use them to best effect. The session will make special reference to images but is applicable to all media, including written works. We’ll finish the session with a Creative Commons card game.

Format: Classroom-based (Seminar Room, Radcliffe Science Library).


Wednesday 28th February 10:00-11:00
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: Online using Microsoft Teams.


Thursday 29th February 14:30-16:00
Open Scholarship: Logistics of open scholarship
The second in a duo of courses (attendees should attend the Fundamentals course or complete the eLearning module Digital Induction to Open Access prior to Logistics) that will cover the logistics of researching, publishing, and locating open scholarship resources and tools at the University of Oxford. 

Format: Online using Microsoft Teams. 

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