iSkills coming up: Reference management, Sources for Historians/US history

bodleian_iskills_web-98pixelsNext week Bodleian Libraries will be running our popular workshop on reference management.  If you’re not yet using a reference manager or are unhappy with your current software, this is a good opportunity to find out what is available and to try out 6 different packages (Endnote, RefWorks, Zotero, Mendeley, Colwiz and “Papers for Mac”). More details below.

Also don’t forget that this week we kick off our iSkills for Historians series with “Online Sources for historians” and “Sources for US History”.

Bodleian iSkills: Tech Tools – Reference management  Friday 8th May (Week 2)  9.30-12.15 – 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 six different packages so that you can work out which one is best for you.   The packages included are RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero,  Mendeley, ColWiz and “Papers for Mac”.
Presenters: Oliver Bridle, Erika Delbeque, Sophie Staves, Pamela Stanworth, Angela Carritt
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road. >Book online

Bodleian iSkills: Online resources for historians, Friday 1st May  (Week 1)  9.15-10.30 – A general introduction to the vast range of electronic resources which are available for all historical periods for British and West European history including bibliographical databases, biographical / reference research aids, ebooks and ejournals, web portals, and collections of online primary source materials.
Who is this session for? Students, researchers and anyone interested in this topic.
Presenter:  Isabel Holowaty
Venue:  IT Services  13 Banbury Road  >Book online

Bodleian iSkills: Sources for US history, Friday 1st May (Week 1) 10.45-12.15 Introduction to key information sources and collections for the study of colonial America and US history. The session will provide an overview of the primary sources available in Oxford and online, as well as guidance on locating material for your research.
Who is this session for: Students, researchers and anyone interested in this topic.
Presenter: Jane Rawson
Venue: IT Services 13 Banbury Road >Book online

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