iSkills coming up: Research data management, Citation analysis, Referencing, Getting information to come to you

iSkills logoIn Week 5 we are running the following iSkills courses. Please click on the course title to book your place.

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Bodleian iSkills: Get managing your data off to a good start with MANTRA (Mon 7 Nov 14.00-15.30) Week 5
MANTRA is an acclaimed online independent learning course which provides guidelines for good practice in research data management.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates and researchers. This will be particularly useful for DPhil students and early career researchers who are starting a research project.
Presenters: John Southall
Venue: Social Science Library, Information Skills Training Room

Bodleian iSkills: Research impact – citation analysis tools (Wed 9 Nov 14.00-15.30) Week 5
During this introduction to citation tracking and bibliometrics we will use a range of ‘impact factor’ tools to find top journals and conferences, count citations and measure the impact of publications and researchers. We will cover Journal Citation Reports, SCImago Journal Rank, Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar, Essential Science Indicators, ORCID and more and explain how to use each tool and its strengths and weaknesses.
Who is this session for? Current Oxford research postgraduates, researchers, academics, University and Library staff.
Presenters: Juliet Ralph, Karine Barker
Venue: Radcliffe Science Library, Training Room

Referencing: Zotero (Fri 11 Nov 09.15-12.15) Week 5
Zotero is a reference management package that enables you to build libraries of references and add citations and bibliographies to word processed documents. This introduction covers the main features of Zotero.
Presenter: Erika Delbecque; Angela Carritt
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road

Bodleian iSkills: Getting information to come to you (Fri 11 Nov 14.30-16.00) Week 5
Keeping up to date with new research is important but time consuming! This session will show you how to set up automatic alerts so that you are notified about new articles and other publications and when key web sites are updated. Participants will have the opportunity to set up RSS feed readers and/or email notifications during the session.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers and academics.
Presenter: Helen Bond and Helen Worrell.
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road

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