WISER coming up: Images, E-books and Finding scholarly materials

During 4th week Bodleian Libraries will be running workshops on finding and using digital images in your research, locating and manipulating academic e-books, working with e-book readers and finding scholarly materials.  Please find full details below:

Digital images: ARTstor, Bridgeman Education and VADS for teaching and learning (Thu 7 November  9:15 – 11:15) (wk 4) – This workshop examines two major digital image collections subscribed to by the University – ARTstor and Bridgeman Education – and a third resource, free for educational use, VADS. All of these are geared to research and teaching in the humanities, history of science and medicine, and social sciences. Finding viewing, presenting and managing images will be covered.
Presenters:  Clare Hills-Nova and Vicky Brown > Book your place.

WISER: E-books  (Thurs 7 Nov 2.00 – 3.00) (wk 4) – An overview of academic e-books looking at what is currently available in e-format, how to find and access e-books and how to make the most of e-book functionality.
Who is this session for?  All members of Oxford University and other Bodleian Libraries readers
Presenter: Hilla Wait  > Book your place

WISER: E-book readers (Thurs 7 November 3.15 – 4.15)  (wk 4)  How useful are e-book readers in academic work? Can they be used for accessing library materials? What are the features to look out for when considering purchase? These and similar questions will be considered with reference to the i-Pad, the Amazon Kindle and Sony Touch e-readers and smart phones.
Who is this session for? All members of Oxford University and other Bodleian Libraries readers
Presenter: Hilla Wait  > Book your place

WISER: Finding stuff – scholarly literature for your research (Fri 8 Nov 2.00 – 5.00 ) (wk 4)
A practical 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
Presenters:  Joanne Edwards, Craig Finlay, Sue Bird and Angela Carritt  > Book your place

Coming soon:

The Research Skills Toolkit (week 8 of Michaelmas Term and week 1 of Hilary Term)  – A hands on workshop for research students introducing key tools, techniques and resources for research   Topics covered in this 2 hour session include:

  • Reference management software
  • Literature searching and advanced search techniques
  • Keeping up to date with emerging research
  • Managing your thesis with Word
  • Analysing data with Excel pivot tables
  • Podcasting with Audacity and Weblearn
  • Free software for image manipulation
  • Measuring research impact

Who is this session for? These workshops are open to graduate researchers and take place > check dates and book your place online.

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Questions? – Please contact angela.carritt@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

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