iSkills coming up: Getting started, Finding stuff, Ebooks

iSkills logoIn Week 7 we are running the following iSkills courses. Please click on the course title to book your place.

(If you experience any trouble using the course booking system, please email with the course title and date and we will book a place for you.)

Bodleian iSkills: Getting started in Oxford Libraries (Tue 22 Nov 14.00-17.00) Week 7
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.
Venue: Radcliffe Science Library, Training Room

Bodleian iSkills: Finding stuff – scholarly literature for your research (Thu 24 Nov 14.00-17.00) Week 7
A practical introduction to searching for scholarly materials to support your research, covering a range of tools for finding monographs, journal articles, conference papers, theses and more.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers and academics.
Presenters: Kate Beeby, Angela Carritt, Isabel McMann
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road

Bodleian iSkills: E-books (Fri 25 Nov 09.15-11.15) Week 7
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.
Who is this session for? Anyone who is interested
Presenters: Hilla Wait, Kat Steiner
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road

Bodleian iSkills: E-book readers (Fri 25 Nov 11.15-12.15) Week 7
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.
Who is this session for? Anyone who is interested
Presenters: Hilla Wait, Kat Steiner
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road

We still have places on the following courses in Week 6

Bodleian iSkills: Newspapers and other online news sources from the 17th to 21st century (Fri 18 Nov 09.15-12.15) Week 6
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

Referencing: Refworks for Sciences and Social Sciences (Fri 18 Nov 14.00-17.00) Week 6
RefWorks is an online tool which allows you to manage your references, insert them into your work, automatically generate bibliographies and easily switch between citation styles. This introduction is open to all but the section on importing references will focus on Science/Social Science examples.
Who is this session for? All University members and alumni.
Presenters: Nia Roberts; Gigi Horsfield; Angela Carritt; Rachel Scanlon
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road

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