iSkills coming up: Referencing, Social Science data archives

iSkills logoDuring week 2 Bodleian Libraries will be running classes on the reference management tool Zotero and on data archives and statistical data in the Social Sciences.  Please find more information and booking details below plus information about this week’s e-books sessions at which there are still a few places:

Referencing: Zotero (Monday 19th October 14.00-17.00. wk 2) – Formatting references and bibliographies is time consuming and fiddley. However, reference management tools such as Zotero make it much easier by formatting your references/citations automatically.  This introductory workshop covers the main features of Zotero and will include opportunities to try out the software.
Presenter: Erika Delbecque
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road
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Bodleian iSkills: Social Science data archives & statistical databases (Friday 23rd October 10.30-12.30; wk 2) – An overview of macro and micro data sources for social scientists including national data archives, subscription services, economic and business data. During the session, we will also offer some pointers for further searching.
Presenter: John Southall
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road
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There are also a few remaining places at this week’s e-books and e-book readers workshops:

Bodleian iSkills: E-books  (Friday 16th October 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 and Kat Steiner
Venue:  IT Services, 13  Banbury Road > Book a place

Bodleian iSkills: E-book readers (Friday 16th October 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 and Kat Steiner
Venue:  IT Services, 13 Banbury Road  > Book a place

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