Bodleian iSkills free online Workshops taking place in 3rd Week

Open laptop on a desk with the words Bodleian iSkills on it. Adjacent to the laptop is a notebook and pen, phone and a cup of coffee.Bodleian iSkills is a series of workshops 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.

These sessions are primarily aimed at Oxford University students (predominantly Researchers) and staff but check the ‘intended audience’ field in the course description before booking, as some are open to a wider audience.

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.

Workshops taking place in 3rd Week:

Referencing: RefWorks (Tue 26 Oct 10.00-11.30)

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. This online introduction to RefWorks is open to all University of Oxford students and staff.
Who is this session for?
Oxford Students, researchers and other staff.

Bodleian iSkills: Getting started in Oxford Libraries (Wed 27 Oct 10.00-12.00)
An online introduction to getting started in Oxford libraries. This workshop will feature live demonstrations and hands on activities on how to use SOLO, the University’s resource discovery tool. We will search for a range of material and show you how to get hold of what you want to read. There will be regular breaks for questions.
Who is this session for?
All Oxford Library users.

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You may also wish to browse workshop handouts, materials, recorded webinars and video tutorials for iSkills Workshops. These are organised by subject:

 

Bodleian iSkills: Free online workshops for Postgraduates and Researchers

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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.

Coming up in 2nd Week …

Open Access Oxford: What’s happening?(Monthly briefings beginning Mon 18 Oct )

Monday 18 October, 2pm – 3pm

An online briefing on open access publishing and Oxford’s position including guidance on how to comply with the Open Access requirements for the REF and mandates from key funding bodies whilst respecting your publisher’s rights and policies. Will cover Gold and Green routes and Article Processing Charges; University policy for the Open Access block grants including RCUK/UKRI and Wellcome Trust.

Who is this session for? Current Oxford researchers and academics, research support staff and librarians.

Book your place via the iSkills Workshops webpage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Undergraduate? Missed your Library Welcome session?

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If you are a new Undergraduate and missed attending a Bodleian Libraries Welcome session, the slides from the session are now available for you to view on our Training Archive.

Take a look to find out how to find items on your reading list via ORLO and our library catalogue SOLO.

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Still have questions? Need some help? Talk to our friendly library staff, who will be happy to help with any queries you may have. Speak to us in person at our Issue Desk or you can contact us via phone (01865 2-71093) or via email.

New to the Social Science Library? Take a Virtual Tour of our Library

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If you are new to the Social Science Library and missed attending one of our in person tours, why not watch our Virtual Tour. It will help you get to know our study spaces and the services we provide.

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Still have questions? Need some help? Talk to our friendly library staff, who will be happy to help with any queries you may have. Speak to us in person at our Issue Desk or you can contact us via phone (01865 2-71093) or via email.

Welcome to all our new readers: Here are some tips to help get you started

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Take a look at the SSL webpage for all the key information you will need to get started using the Bodleian Libraries.

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Get assistance with using SOLO via the Bodleian Libraries Live Chat service. During staffed hours (see above) just type your query into the Live Chat box to the right of the screen and a staff member will reply.

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You may also find the SOLO Top Tips video tutorial useful to view (click image above).

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Visit the Subject and Research Guides website for an array of how to guides on key library services such as how to print, copy and scan (PCAS). There is also information on online training courses you may find useful to attend (Bodleian iSkills)

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Still have questions? Need some help? Talk to our friendly library staff, who will be happy to help with any queries you may have. Speak to us in person at our Issue Desk or you can contact us via phone (01865 2-71093) or via email.

New to Oxford? Book on a Bodleian Libraries Webinar to find out how we can support you in your studies

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Libraries will play a big part during your time at Oxford, whether providing access to online articles on your reading list or helping you find that elusive book. The Bodleian Libraries is the library service supporting the University and can help you get the most out of your course.

Book on a 20 minute webinar to meet friendly staff who will run through how the Bodleian Libraries can help you.

These webinars are aimed at new undergraduate and visiting students but students from any year can come along for a refresher.

Register for a webinar via the Bodleian Libraries Undergraduates and Taught Postgraduates Getting Started webpage. You will receive an email confirmation with a link to the webinar. The webinars will take place on Microsoft Teams.

Michaelmas Term Opening Hours start on Sunday 3rd October

ClockOn Sunday 3rd October, our Term time opening hours will begin. The library will be open:

Sunday  11:00 – 19:00

Monday – Friday  9:00 – 22:00

Saturday  10:00 – 18:00

We are open to all readers and there is no need book. Just come along with your University or Bodleian Reader card.

Staying safe in our reading rooms

  • We strongly encourage readers to wear face coverings in our library spaces
  • We request that readers scan the NHS Test and Trace QR codes displayed in our spaces
  • We encourage all library users to limit close contact and respect others
  • We maintain an increased level of cleaning in our library

Visit the Bodleian Libraries Service Updates webpage for all the latest information

Our Book of the Month choice for October

The SSL ‘Book of the Month’ feature highlights a book in our collection that has been chosen by one of our Subject Consultants. This may be a recent addition to our stock or an existing item that we would like to share with you.

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October’s book of the month was selected by Jo Gardner, Bodleian Social Science Librarian and Subject Consultant for Politics and International Relations.

 

 

 

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Revolutionary World: Global upheaval in the modern age

Edited by David Motadel

Cambridge University Press, 2021

Available as an eBook or a hard copy can be found in the SSL at HM876.REV 2021

Why was it chosen?

It was chosen because it has been described as an exceptionally useful collection for those teaching and researching revolutions, revolutionary politics and global history,

Book Overview

The editor of this book brings together contributors to explore ten revolutions across time and space through a transnational, territorialised lens, from the Atlantic Revolutions to the Arab Spring. Bringing together a group of distinguished historians, Revolutionary World shows that the major revolutions of the modern age, which are often studied as isolated events, were almost never contained within state borders and were usually part of broader revolutionary moments.

Reviews

“With the chapters providing ideal entrances into their respective revolutions, this exceptionally useful collection will prove valuable to those teaching and researching revolutions, revolutionary politics and global history”
Thomas Furse, City, University of London

“A remarkable attempt to globalise the history of revolution. By illuminating international connections, the authors also rescue many movements from the retrospective nationalisation of history.’
Timothy Garton Ash, author of The Magic Lantern:The Revolution of ’89 Witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin and Prague

This rich collection illuminatingly surveys the world of revolutions from the late eighteenth century to the Arab Spring. It should set the global history of revolutions on a new path by raising as many fertile questions as it answers: a major achievement.’
David Armitage, author of Civil Wars: A History in Ideas

How can I access it?

This title is available in hard copy at the SSL at shelfmark HM876.REV 2021 to consult in the library. It is also available on SOLO for Oxford University staff and students to access remotely using your SSO.

Image of an open book with the pages curled to form a love heartWhat would your SSL Book of the Month be? Do you have a favourite book in our collection? If so, we would love to know what it is. Add a comment below or email us.