WISER next week: US History and Finding Stuff

Next week the WISER programme includes a session specifically designed for Americanists, as well as another set of sessions on ‘finding stuff’.

WISER: Sources for US History
Introduction to key information sources for the study of colonial America & US history. Starting with finding tools to locate material, examples of source materials will then be shown including archival, microform, printed/online collections & useful web portals & audiovisual collections.
Presenter: Jane Rawson
Wednesday 8 June 3.30 – 5.00pm | Book now

WISER: Finding Stuff – Books etc 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.
Presenter: Angela Carritt
Thursday 9 June 12.30 – 1.30pm | Book now

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.
Presenters: Kerry Webb and Angela Carritt
Thursday 9 June 1.30 – 2.30pm | Book now

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.
Presenter: Angela Carritt
Thursday 9 June 2.45 – 3.45pm | Book now

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.
Presenters: Sue Bird and James Shaw
Thursday 9 June 3.45 – 4.45pm | Book now

Not a current member of Oxford University? – If you are not a current member of Oxford university, you can book your places by emailing usered@bodleian.ox.ac.uk quoting your Bodleian Libraries card number.

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