iSkills coming up: Open access, Literature reviews, Getting started, Mendeley

iSkills logoDuring week 4 Bodleian Libraries will be running classes on Open Access, moving from a research question to a literature review, getting started in Oxford Libraries and the reference management system, Mendeley.  Please find more information and booking details below.

No space? – Some of the workshops below are likely to book up quickly. If the course is fully booked please join the waiting list as spaces often become available later on and as, in some cases, we will run repeat sessions or move to a bigger venue if there is sufficient demand.

Bodleian iSkills: Open Access Oxford – what’s happening?(Tuesday 3rd November 11.00-12 noon) Week 4 – A briefing on open access publishing and Oxford’s position. During the session we will cover “Green” and “Gold” routes to open access; funder mandates and publisher policies; the HEFCE policy on Open Access and the REF; the Oxford Research Archive (ORA) and Symplectic; how to get help via the Open Access web site and helpline.
Who is this session for? Current Oxford research postgraduates, researchers, academics, University and Library staff.
Presenters: Juliet Ralph and Hilla Wait
Venue: Radcliffe Science Library, Parks Road > Book a place

Bodleian iSkills: Moving from research questions to literature review in the Social Sciences (Tuesday 3rd November 14.00-16.00) Week 4 – Get ready to undertake your literature review using your own research questions to build a successful search and apply it to a range of library resources.
Presenter: Cathy Scutt
Venue: Social Science Library, Manor Road >Book a place

Bodleian iSkills: Getting started in Oxford libraries (Wednesday 4th November 10-12 noon) Week 4 – An introduction to Oxford Libraries including guidance on which libraries to use; accessing e-journals and other online resources; SOLO and other finding aids and making the most of Library services.
Who is this session for? Anyone who would like an introduction to Oxford Libraries.
Presenters: Angela Carritt & Cathy Scutt. >Book a place

Referencing: Mendeley (Bodleian iSkills) (Friday 6th November 9.30-12.15) Week 4 – 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 students wishing to use reference management software.
Presenters: Oliver Bridle, Sophia Staves
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road > Book a place

What’s coming up in the iSkills Programme – See the full timetable and book your place  at

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