iSkills coming up: ebooks, reference management

bodleian_iskills_web-98pixelsThe Bodleian Libraries will be running workshops on making the most of e-books, e-book readers and reference management software during week 3.

Bodleian iSkills: E-Books (Tues 3 Feb 14.00-15.15) (wk 3)  The Bodleian Libraries has over 624,000 e-books, with titles in all subject areas, but do you feel confident in finding and using them?    This workshop will cover finding e-books and how to use and manipulate them including borrowing entire books, downloading chapters, using them on computers, tablets and other devices and making annotations. Please note that this workshop will focus on finding and using e-versions of books. The subsequent session “iSkills-E-Book Readers” will look at devices and apps for reading e-books such as Kindle and Nook (more information below).
Presenter: Hilla Wait
Venue: Radcliffe Science Library Training Room, Parks Road.

Find out more an book your place at iSkills: E-Books.

Bodleian iSkills: E-Book Readers (Tues 3 Feb 15.30-17.00) – Reading on E-Book Readers such as Kindle or Nook and using apps for iPad and Android devices is increasingly popular but how useful are these devices for academic work? This workshop will look at a range of devices and apps on the market and will cover key features to look out for when considering purchase. The workshop will also include an opportunity to try out a range of devices.
Presenters: Hilla Wait, Ian Chilvers and Kat Steiner
Venue: Radcliffe Science Library Training Room, Parks Road

> Find out more and book your place at iSkills: E-Book Readers

Bodleian iSkills: Tech Tools – Reference Management (Wed 4 Feb 9.30-12.15) (wk 3)  Formatting your in text citations/footnotes and bibliography correctly for your thesis or publication is a chore. Reference management software makes it easier and saves you time. This introductory session gives an overview of how reference management works, explores the pros and cons of a wide range of reference management packages and gives you the opportunity to try out five different packages so that you can work out which one is best for you.   The packages included are RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero,  Mendeley and ColWiz.

Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers,  academics and undergraduates wishing to use reference management software.

Presenters: Oliver Bridle, Kelly Schultz, Sophie Staves, Steve Albury and Angela Carritt

Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road.

> Book online

What’s coming up in the iSkills programme – To see what’s coming up see the iSkills timetable

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