iSkills coming up: Newspapers, Reference management, Ebooks

bodleian_iskills_web-98pixelsOver the next two weeks Bodleian Libraries will be running the following workshops:

Bodleian iSkills: Newspapers and other online news sources from the 17th-20th centuries Tuesday 26th May (Week 5) 14.00-15.30   Newspapers are a valuable resource for researching, not only news but also many other aspects of society. In this session we will introduce key historical and contemporary sources of news and how to make best use of them.
Who is the session for? Students, researchers and anyone else who is interested.
Presenters: Isabel Holowaty, Angela Carritt
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road >Book online

Bodleian iSkills: Mendeley for reference management Tuesday 2nd June (Week 6) 9.30-12.15 – Mendeley is a reference management package that helps you build libraries of references and then add citations and bibliographies to word processed documents.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers, academics and undergraduates wishing to use reference management software.
Presenters: Oliver Bridle, Sophia Staves
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road >Book online

Bodleian iSkills:  Research impact – citation analysis tools   Wednesday 3rd June  (Week 6)  10.30-12 noon – An introduction to citation tracking and bibliometrics for calculating research impact. During the workshop we will introduce a range of ‘impact factor’ tools to find top journals and conferences, count citations and measure the impact of publications and researchers.  The workshops will cover the Journal Citation Reports, SCImago Journal Rank, Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar, Essential Science Indicators, ORCID, h-index and more.
Who is this session for? Researchers, Academics, Research Support Staff and Research Postgraduates, especially in Sciences and Social Sciences.
Presenters:  Karine Barker, Juliet Ralph and Karen Langdon
Venue: Radcliffe Science Library, Parks Road  >Book online

RefWorks for Humanities  Wednesday 3rd June  (Week 6)  14.00-17.00 – RefWorks is an online tool which allows you to manage your citations/references, insert them into your work as footnotes or intext citations, automatically generate bibliographies and easily switch between citation styles. This introduction is open to all, but the section on importing references will focus on Humanities examples.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researcher
Presenters:  Bethan Jenkins, Helen Maththews, Angela Carritt
Venue:  IT Services, 13 Banbury Road  >Book online

Bodleian iSkills: E-books  Friday 5th June  (Week 6)  9.15-10.30 – 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.
Presenters:  Hilla Wait, Kat Steiner, Ian Chilvers
Venue:  IT Services, 13 Banbury Road >Book online

Bodleian iSkills: E-book Readers  Friday 5th June  (Week 6) 10.45-12.15 – 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, Kat Steiner, Ian Chilvers
Venue:  IT Services, 13 Banbury Road >Book online

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