Bodleian iSkills Free Online Workshops taking place in 8th Week

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The Bodleian iSkills programme is designed to help you make effective use of scholarly materials and resources. These sessions are primarily aimed at Oxford University students and staff (but check the ‘intended audience’ field in the course description before booking).

iSkills workshops will be available in Hilary Term through a combination of webinars and pre-recorded videos.

All workshops are free of charge but must be booked in advance.

Workshops taking place in 8th Week:

Open Access: Your thesis, copyright and ORA (Tue 9 Mar 10.00-11.00)

Oxford DPhil students are required to deposit a copy of their thesis in ORA (Oxford University Research Archive). This online session will focus on copyright and other issues that DPhil students need to take into account when preparing their thesis for upload to ORA.
Who is this session for? Doctoral research students

Referencing: Zotero (Wed 10 Mar 10.00-11.00)

Zotero is a reference management tool that enables you to build libraries of references and add citations and bibliographies to word processed documents. This introduction covers the main features of Zotero.
Who is this session for? Students, researchers and staff needing to manage references and create bibliographies.

iSkills workshops will begin again in Trinity Term.  In the meantime, you can find many of the workshops available as video recordings.

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Bodleian iSkills free Online Workshops taking place in 7th Week

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The Bodleian iSkills programme is designed to help you make effective use of scholarly materials and resources. These sessions are primarily aimed at Oxford University students and staff (but check the ‘intended audience’ field in the course description before booking).

iSkills workshops will be available in Hilary Term through a combination of webinars and pre-recorded videos.

All workshops are free of charge but must be booked in advance.

Workshops taking place in 7th Week:

Referencing: RefWorks (Tue 2 Mar 14.00-15.30)

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: Finding stuff – scholarly literature for your research (Wed 3 Mar 14.30-16.30)

An online introduction to searching for scholarly materials to support your research, covering a range of tools for finding monographs, journal articles, conference papers, theses and more.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers and academics.

Bodleian iSkills: Preparing for your literature review in the Social Sciences (Thu 4 Mar 10.00-11.30)

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. This workshop will cover: building a successful search strategy; using a range of bibliographic databases and search tools in the Social Sciences; working effectively with large result sets; sourcing highly cited papers relevant to your research; setting up alerts for newly-published papers on your topic.
Who is this session for? Postgraduate students and research staff in the Social Sciences

The full programme of iSkills workshops for Hilary Term is still in scheduling, but in the meantime you can view some elements of the workshops on video.  Take a look at iSkills Libguide to view available video recordings.

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For a list of all the upcoming workshops in Michaelmas Term please go to the Bodleian iSkills website.

Bodleian iSkills free Online Workshops taking place in 6th Week

Bodleian iSkills Logo

The Bodleian iSkills programme is designed to help you make effective use of scholarly materials and resources. These sessions are primarily aimed at Oxford University students and staff (but check the ‘intended audience’ field in the course description before booking).

iSkills workshops will be available in Hilary Term through a combination of webinars and pre-recorded videos.

All workshops are free of charge but must be booked in advance.

Workshops taking place in 6th Week:

Bodleian iSkills: Working with sensitive research data in the Social Sciences and Humanities (Mon 22 Feb 14.00-16.00)
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. The role of support services at Oxford will also be outlined and in particular the role of the Bodleian Data Librarian who will lead the session. Follow up consultations with the Data librarian or other subject consultants are also offered.
Who is this session for? All DPhil students and research staff in the Social Sciences.

Bodleian iSkills: Finding stuff – scholarly literature for your research (Tue 23 Feb 10.00-12.00)
An online introduction to searching for scholarly materials to support your research, covering a range of tools for finding monographs, journal articles, conference papers, theses and more.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers and academics.

Referencing: Endnote (Introduction to) (Thu 25 Feb 14.00-16.00)
EndNote X9 is a desktop based reference management tool for Windows and Macs which helps you to build libraries of references and insert them into your Word document as in text citations or footnotes and automatically generate bibliographies. Who is this session for?
This online introduction to EndNote is open to all University of Oxford students and staff.

The full programme of iSkills workshops for Hilary Term is still in scheduling, but in the meantime you can view some elements of the workshops on video.  Take a look at iSkills Libguide to view available video recordings.

Person on their laptop watching an online training session

For a list of all the upcoming workshops in Michaelmas Term please go to the Bodleian iSkills website.

Bodleian iSkills free online workshops taking place in 5th Week

Bodleian iSkills Logo

The Bodleian iSkills programme is designed to help you make effective use of scholarly materials and resources. These sessions are primarily aimed at Oxford University students and staff (but check the ‘intended audience’ field in the course description before booking).

iSkills workshops will be available in Hilary Term through a combination of webinars and pre-recorded videos.

All workshops are free of charge but must be booked in advance.

Workshops taking place in 5th Week:

Referencing: RefWorks (Mon 15 Feb 10.00-11.30; repeated 2 Mar 14.00-15.30)
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.

Referencing: Endnote (Introduction to) (Tue 16 Feb 10.00-12.00; repeated Thu 25 Feb 14.00-16.00)
EndNote X9 is a desktop based reference management tool for Windows and Macs which helps you to build libraries of references and insert them into your Word document as in text citations or footnotes and automatically generate bibliographies.
Who is this session for? This online introduction to EndNote is open to all University of Oxford students and staff.

Bodleian iSkills: UK parliamentary and government materials – an introduction (One-to-one sessions on Thursdays, from 21 Jan to 18 Feb)  – ALL SESSIONS FULLY BOOKED.  Please email the Official Papers team official.papers@bodleian.ox.ac.uk for any assistance with your research.

The full programme of iSkills workshops for Hilary Term is still in scheduling, but in the meantime you can view some elements of the workshops on video.  Take a look at iSkills Libguide to view available video recordings.

Person on their laptop watching an online training session

For a list of all the upcoming workshops in Michaelmas Term please go to the Bodleian iSkills website.

Bodleian iSkills free Online Workshops taking place in 4th Week

Bodleian iSkills LogoThe Bodleian iSkills programme is designed to help you make effective use of scholarly materials and resources. These sessions are primarily aimed at Oxford University students and staff (but check the ‘intended audience’ field in the course description before booking).

iSkills workshops will be available in Hilary Term through a combination of webinars and pre-recorded videos.

All workshops are free of charge but must be booked in advance.

Workshops taking place in 4th Week:

Bodleian iSkills: Data sources for research – discovery, access & use (Mon 8 Feb 14.00-16.00)

This workshop will provide a grounding in the different ways quantitative and qualitative data is being made available to benefit researchers. By the end of the session you will also have some insight into how your own future work could add to the process and become part of the research discourse.
The course aims to provide an overview of macro and micro data sources available at the University of Oxford, including national data archives, subscription services, business data, and offers some pointers for further searching.
Who is this session for? DPhil students and research staff (particularly in Social Sciences). This workshop will be most beneficial to those researchers planning to use secondary data sources (quantitative, qualitative and mixed) as part of their research or who wish to learn more about the potential of open data platforms and data archives.

Bodleian iSkills: Keeping up to date with research (Fri 12 Feb 10.00-11.30)

An online introduction to using alerts to keep up to date with new research and save you time. A combination of presenter-led instruction and the opportunity for participants to set up email alerts to receive notifications for publications in their field of research.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers, academics and anyone interested in the topic.

Open Access Oxford: what’s happening? (Multiple dates – click here for full list)

A briefing on open access publishing and Oxford’s position: Green vs. Gold; funder mandates and publisher policies; Oxford Research Archive (ORA) and Symplectic; Act on Acceptance and OA policy for REF 2021; Open Access block grants including RCUK/UKRI and Wellcome Trust; OA website/ helpline; what’s new.
Who is this session for? Current Oxford researchers and academics, research support staff and librarians.

Bodleian iSkills: UK parliamentary and government materials – an introduction (One-to-one sessions on Thursdays, from 21 Jan to 18 Feb)  – ALL SESSIONS FULLY BOOKED.  Please email the Official Papers team official.papers@bodleian.ox.ac.uk for any assistance with your research.

The full programme of iSkills workshops for Hilary Term is still in scheduling, but in the meantime you can view some elements of the workshops on video.  Take a look at iSkills Libguide to view available video recordings.

Person on their laptop watching an online training session

For a list of all the upcoming workshops in Michaelmas Term please go to the Bodleian iSkills website.

Bodleian iSkills Free Online Workshops taking place in 3rd Week

Bodleian iSkills LogoThe Bodleian iSkills programme is designed to help you make effective use of scholarly materials and resources. These sessions are primarily aimed at Oxford University students and staff (but check the ‘intended audience’ field in the course description before booking).

iSkills workshops will be available in Hilary Term through a combination of webinars and pre-recorded videos.

All workshops are free of charge but must be booked in advance.

Workshops taking place in 3rd Week:

Bodleian iSkills: Managing research data and Data Management Planning (Mon 1 Feb 14.00-16.00)
Good research data management is a vital component of academic practice. Part of this is the principle that the data used to develop the arguments and outcomes of your research should be effectively stored and managed during a project, preserved for the future and – where possible – shared with other academics. This session introduces the University’s research data policy and outlines the practical impact this will have on your work. The services available at Oxford to assist you will be outlined. This session is not only essential during your current studies but will be invaluable if you plan to continue in research as a career.
Who is this session for? All DPhil students and research staff.

Bodleian iSkills: UK parliamentary and government materials – an introduction (One-to-one sessions on Thursdays, from 21 Jan to 18 Feb) – ALL SESSIONS FULLY BOOKED.  Please email the Official Papers team official.papers@bodleian.ox.ac.uk for any assistance with your research.

The full programme of iSkills workshops for Hilary Term is still in scheduling, but in the meantime you can view some elements of the workshops on video.  Take a look at iSkills Libguide to view available video recordings.

Person on their laptop watching an online training session

For a list of all the upcoming workshops in Michaelmas Term please go to the Bodleian iSkills website.

Bodleian iSkills Free Online Workshops taking place in 2nd Week

Bodleian iSkills LogoThe Bodleian iSkills programme is designed to help you make effective use of scholarly materials and resources. These sessions are primarily aimed at Oxford University students and staff (but check the ‘intended audience’ field in the course description before booking).

iSkills workshops will be available in Hilary Term through a combination of webinars and pre-recorded videos.

All workshops are free of charge but must be booked in advance.

Workshops taking place in 2nd Week:

Open Access Oxford: what’s happening? (Tue 26 Jan 14.00-15.00)

A briefing on open access publishing and Oxford’s position: Green vs. Gold; funder mandates and publisher policies; Oxford Research Archive (ORA) and Symplectic; Act on Acceptance and OA policy for REF 2021; Open Access block grants including RCUK/UKRI and Wellcome Trust; OA website/ helpline; what’s new.
Who is this session for? Current Oxford researchers and academics, research support staff and librarians.

Open Access: New Wellcome Trust Policy (Multiple dates – click here for full list)

Are you funded by the Wellcome Trust and need to know how to comply with its new open access policy from 1 January 2021? In this focussed online briefing we will: step you through the changes and new requirements; give you an update on which publishers are compliant; provide links to further Wellcome information and guidance; let you know where to find help at Oxford; and answer as many questions as we can.
Who is this session for? Current Oxford researchers and academics, research support staff and librarians.

The full programme of iSkills workshops for Hilary Term is still in scheduling, but in the meantime you can view some elements of the workshops on video.  Take a look at iSkills Libguide to view available video recordings.

Person on their laptop watching an online training session

For a list of all the upcoming workshops in Michaelmas Term please go to the Bodleian iSkills website.

Bodleian iSkills Free Online Workshops taking place in 1st Week (18 to 22 Jan)

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The Bodleian iSkills programme is designed to help you make effective use of scholarly materials and resources. These sessions are primarily aimed at Oxford University students and staff (but check the ‘intended audience’ field in the course description before booking).

iSkills workshops will be available in Hilary Term through a combination of webinars and pre-recorded videos.

All workshops are free of charge but must be booked in advance.

Workshops taking place in 1st Week:

Open Access: New Wellcome Trust Policy (Multiple dates – click here for full list)

Are you funded by the Wellcome Trust and need to know how to comply with its new open access policy from 1 January 2021? In this focussed online briefing we will: step you through the changes and new requirements; give you an update on which publishers are compliant; provide links to further Wellcome information and guidance; let you know where to find help at Oxford; and answer as many questions as we can.
Who is this session for? Current Oxford researchers and academics, research support staff and librarians.

Bodleian iSkills: UK parliamentary and government materials – an introduction (One-to-one sessions on Thursdays, from 21 Jan to 18 Feb)

One-to-one sessions for: Finding and accessing historical pre-1800 and post-1800 to present day UK parliamentary and government material. Print and digital sources will be covered. We will also cover archival material if relevant. This will be of vital help to history, politics and social sciences students using this material, to include: parliamentary papers; parliamentary proceedings and parliamentary debates; legislation; government and departmental papers.
Who is this session for? History, politics and social science students, and anyone just starting their Postgraduate studies or new to using these materials.

The full programme of iSkills workshops for Hilary Term is still in scheduling, but in the meantime you can view some elements of the workshops on video.  Take a look at iSkills Libguide to view available video recordings.

Person on their laptop watching an online training session

For a list of all the upcoming workshops in Michaelmas Term please go to the Bodleian iSkills website.

Bodleian iSkills Online Course: Open Access: New Wellcome Trust Policy

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The Bodleian iSkills programme is designed to help you make effective use of scholarly materials and resources. They are primarily aimed at Oxford University students and staff (but check the ‘intended audience’ field in the course description before booking).

Bodleian iSkills workshops will continue to run online for Hilary term, and kick off this week with a briefing on the New Wellcome Trust Policy which was due to come into effect on 1st January 2021.  This workshop is FREE, but you will need to book a place online. The course will take place on multiple dates in January.

Open Access: New Wellcome Trust Policy

Is your research funded by the Wellcome Trust? Are you aware of the changes to its Open Access policy from 1 January 2021? Do you need help figuring out how to comply? In this focussed online briefing we will: step you through the changes and new requirements; give you an update on which publishers are compliant; provide links to further Wellcome information and guidance; let you know where to find help at Oxford; and answer as many questions as we can.

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

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Bodleian iSkills online workshops taking place this week

Bodleian iSkills Logo

The Bodleian iSkills programme is designed to help you make effective use of scholarly materials and resources. They are primarily aimed at Oxford University students and staff (but check the ‘intended audience’ field in the course description before booking).

iSkills workshops will be available in Michaelmas Term through a combination of webinars and pre-recorded videos. Watch this space for titles as they become available.

All workshops are free of charge but must be booked in advance.

Workshops taking place this week:

Bodleian iSkills: UK parliamentary and government materials – an introduction (One-to-one sessions on Thursdays, from 5 Nov to 10 Dec

Open Access: New Wellcome Trust Policy (Multiple dates – click here for full list)

Open Access Oxford: what’s happening? (Multiple dates – click here for full list)

Person on their laptop watching an online training session

For a list of all the upcoming workshops in Michaelmas Term please go to the Bodleian iSkills website.