WISER coming up: Finding Stuff, Manuscripts and Reference Management

Next week’s WISER will be covering finding publications to support your research and teaching (“Finding Stuff”). In addition we will be looking at using the Bodleian’s manuscript collections and comparing the
reference management systems Endnote, RefWorks and Zotero. Please book your places:

WISER: Finding Stuff – Books and Journals on SOLO
A general introduction to finding books and journal titles in Oxford libraries using SOLO and OLIS.  For detailed information about searching for journal articles, theses and conference papers please see other titles in the WISER Finding Stuff series.
Angela Carritt and Kerry Webb.
Monday 10 May 9.15-10.00.
Book at http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/itlp/courses/detail/TZWA

WISER: Finding Stuff – Journal Articles
This session will focus on finding journal articles for your research using a wide range of databases as well as developing effective search strategies. There
will be plenty of time for participants to try out their own searches
using databases for their subject.
Kerry Webb and Angela Carritt.
Monday 10 May 10.15-11.15.
Book at http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/itlp/courses/detail/TZW3

WISER: Finding Stuff – Theses and Dissertations
This session offers guidance on finding theses, both those submitted to and held in Oxford, and those from other institutions in the UK and abroad. It will demonstrate how to exploit some of the main sources of information: SOLO, Index to Theses (UK and Ireland); and Dissertations and Theses (International) EThOS and ORA.
Jayne Plant.
Monday 10 May 11.30-12.30
Book at http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/itlp/courses/detail/TZW4

WISER: Finding stuff – Conferences
Conference papers can be difficult to find but they are valuable because they describe cutting-edge research. This session will enable you to find out about forthcoming conferences and also to locate the published papers of proceedings which
have taken place.
James Shaw and Sue Bird.
Monday 10 May 12.30-1.30
Book at http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/itlp/courses/detail/TZW5

WISER: Manuscripts
This session will give an introductory overview of the rich heritage collections preserved in the Bodleian. This session will also help readers to locate relevant material and describe the procedures for access and getting assistance.
Mike Webb
Thursday 13 May 12.30-1.30
Book at http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/itlp/courses/detail/TZWP

WISER: Technology Tools – Reference Management
Keeping track of your references and formatting them correctly for your thesis or publication is a chore. Reference management software makes it easy and is worth
investigating. This introductory session gives an overview of how it works and the pros and cons of RefWorks, EndNote and other tools.
Gillian Pritchard and Angela Carritt.
Friday 14 May 12.30-1.30.
Book at http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/itlp/courses/detail/TZW6

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