Bodleian iSkills ONLINE!

Bodleian iSkills have moved online for Trinity Term and continue to provide free webinars and recorded videos on a range of topics.

Upcoming live sessions cover Open Access, working with sensitive research data, and the following workshop which readers may find particularly useful:

Using Oxford Libraries remotely (Thursday 11 June 14.00-15.30):

An online introduction to using Oxford Libraries remotely, including the latest information on the services available and how to access them; finding and using online resources that can be read from home; and what to do if you can’t find the material you need.

Online booking is still required for these workshops.

There are also a number of workshops which have been recorded as videos and made available online. So far these include:

Scholarly literature for your research

Adapted from the iSkills workshop ‘Finding stuff: scholarly literature for your research’, this series of videos cover how to use SOLO (the University’s resource discovery tool); search techniques and creating an effective search query; finding theses and conferences for your research.

Keeping up to date with research

Adapted from the iSkills workshop ‘Getting information to come to you’, this series of videos guides you through setting up alerts so that you automatically receive notification of new research in your area. The videos cover setting up alerts in SOLO, Web of Science, JournalTOCs and Zetoc, Nexis UK, JiscMail and others.

What is reference management software?

This is the introductory presentation from the iSkills workshop: ‘Referencing: choosing and using software’. Bodleian iSkills will not be running any live workshops this term on reference management, but the video link will also take you to our homepage for ‘Managing your references’, with further links to information and guidance in using a variety of reference management software packages.

For more details about all iSkills workshops visit the Bodleian iSkills page on Oxford LibGuides.

Bodleian iSkills are BACK!

Bodleian iSkills workshops are moving online for Trinity Term and will be a combination of webinars and recorded video.

Topics include:

Bodleian iSkills: Using Oxford Libraries remotely (Multiple sessions – click here for upcoming dates)

An introduction to Oxford Libraries including guidance on which libraries to use; accessing e-journals and other online resources; SOLO and other finding aids and making the most of Library services.
Who is this session for? Anyone who would like an introduction to Oxford Libraries.

Open Access Oxford: what’s happening? (Wed 13 May 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; OA website/ helpline; what’s new.
Who is this session for? Research support staff, administrators and librarians, researchers and academics.

For a list of our upcoming workshops in Hilary Term please go to http://libguides.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/workshops/workshopsbydate.

All these workshops are free.

The programme is designed to help you make effective use of scholarly materials and library facilities.

Whilst primarily aimed at Graduates, some of the introductory sessions this term are aimed at all Library users. Just check the ‘Intended Audience’ details on the course information page.

Online booking is required.

A full list of iSkills workshops coming up this term can be found here.

Click on the links below for further information on each session.

Coming up next week: Free Bodleian iSkills Workshops: and more

Want to learn how to reference using Mendeley? Or are you interested in Open Access and need information on Authors, copyright and open access?

Then why not sign up for one of the upcoming FREE Bodleian iSkills Workshops?

Click on the image below for further details and booking links.

The programme is designed to help you make effective use of scholarly materials and library facilities.

Whilst primarily aimed at Graduates, some of the introductory sessions this term are aimed at all Library users. Just check the ‘Intended Audience’ details on the course information page.

Online booking is required.

A full list of iSkills workshops coming up this term can be found here.

Coming up next week: Free Bodleian iSkills Workshops: An Introduction to mapping and spatial analysis using GIS and more

Want to learn how to chose and use referencing software? Using UK Parliamentary and Government materials in your research? Or interested in mapping and spatial analysis using GIS?

Then why not sign up for one of the upcoming FREE Bodleian iSkills Workshops?

Click on the image below for further details and booking links.

 

The programme is designed to help you make effective use of scholarly materials and library facilities.

Whilst primarily aimed at Graduates, some of the introductory sessions this term are aimed at all Library users. Just check the ‘Intended Audience’ details on the course information page.

Online booking is required.

A full list of iSkills workshops coming up this term can be found here.

Coming up next week: Free Bodleian iSkills Workshops: Discovering Archives and more

Want to Discover archives at the Bodleian Libraries? Want to learn how to use Google for academic research? Or do you want to learn how to find reasearch for MPLS? Then why not sign up for one of the upcoming FREE Bodleian iSkills Workshops?

Click on the image below for further details and booking links.

The programme is designed to help you make effective use of scholarly materials and library facilities.

Whilst primarily aimed at Graduates, some of the introductory sessions this term are aimed at all Library users. Just check the ‘Intended Audience’ details on the course information page.

Online booking is required.

A full list of iSkills workshops coming up this term can be found here.

Coming up next week: Free Bodleian iSkills Workshops: Getting started in Oxford Libraries and more

What to learn how to get started in Oxford Libraries? Want to learn more about how research data is managed and shared? Have questions about your thesis, copyright & ORA? Sign up for one of the upcoming FREE Bodleian iSkills Workshops.

Click on the image below for further details and booking links.

The programme is designed to help you make effective use of scholarly materials and library facilities.

Whilst primarily aimed at Graduates, some of the introductory sessions this term are aimed at all Library users. Just check the ‘Intended Audience’ details on the course information page.

Online booking is required.

A full list of iSkills workshops coming up this term can be found here.

Coming up next week: Free Bodleian iSkills Workshops: Getting information to come to you and more

Looking to keep up to date with new research? Want to learn more about how research data is managed and shared? Wondering how reference management tools work? Sign up for one of the upcoming free Bodleian iSkills Workshops.

Click on the image below for further details and booking links.

The programme is designed to help you make effective use of scholarly materials and library facilities.

Whilst primarily aimed at Graduates, some of the introductory sessions this term are aimed at all Library users. Just check the ‘Intended Audience’ details on the course information page.

Online booking is required.

A full list of iSkills workshops coming up this term can be found here.

Find out more about Reference Management

Formatting your text citations, footnotes and bibliography correctly for your essay or thesis can be a chore. Using Reference management software makes it easier and saves you time.

To find out more about the different software available, how they work, and which will best suit your needs:

The Bodleian Libraries Reference Management LibGuide, includes comprehensive information on different reference management software, including the pros and cons of using each one.

Attend one of the upcoming Bodleian iSkills Reference Management training sessions:

Referencing: Choosing and using software

Friday 7 February, 9.30-12.30 & Monday 2 March, 14.00-17.00

Referencing: Endnote (Introduction to)

Friday 21 February, 9.00-11.30

Referencing: Mendeley

Thursday 12 March, 14.00-17.00

Referencing: RefWorks

Thursday 25 February, 9.30-12.30

Referencing: Zotero

Wednesday 12 February, 14.00-17.00

Click on the session title links above to book a place. For a complete list of Bodleian iSkills training sessions see here.

You can also get advice on reference management from your Subject Consultant. Find out their contact information here.

Coming up next week: Free Bodleian iSkills Workshop: Getting started in Oxford Libraries and more.

Wondering how to get started using Oxford Libraries? Need a refresher on how to search our library catalogue (SOLO) and get information to come to you? Want to learn how to manage your data? Sign up for one of the upcoming free Bodleian iSkills Workshops.

Click on the image below for further details and booking links.

The programme is designed to help you make effective use of scholarly materials and library facilities.

Whilst primarily aimed at Graduates, some of the introductory sessions this term are aimed at all Library users. Just check the ‘Intended Audience’ details on the course information page.

Online booking is required.

A full list of iSkills workshops coming up this term can be found here.

Learn something new in 2020: Find out more about the courses you can attend to aid your studies and research

The Bodleian Libraries and the Social Sciences Division are offering a wide variety of courses this Hilary Term. So if you are interested in improving your research skills or want to make more effective use of scholarly materials then read on below.

ToolskitThe Research Skills Toolkit is a free hands-on workshop for graduate research students. In a lively 2-hour session, you will try out a variety of tools and online services to support your research. Repeat sessions will be taking place this January:

  • Tues 21 Jan, 10:00 – 12:00
  • Thurs 23 Jan, 14:00 – 16:00
Sessions will take place at Oxford University IT Services, 13 Banbury Road

Click here for further information and to book your place.

The Social Sciences Division and its departments run a range of research and professional skills training for DPhil students.

Click here to see a full list of the courses available this Hilary Term, and for further information on how to book a session.

Brush up your knowledge of:

  • Information discovery and searching for scholarly materials
  • Endnote, RefWorks, Zotero and Mendeley for managing references and formatting footnotes and bibliographies
  • Keeping up to date with new research
  • Measuring research impact
  • Understanding copyright and looking after your intellectual property
  • Open Access publishing and complying with funder mandates for open access
  • Managing your research data

Attend a free Bodleian iSkills workshop in information discovery & scholarly communications.

Primarily aimed at Graduates, the programme is designed to help you to make effective use of scholarly materials.

For a full list of Hilary Term’s workshops click here.