iSkills coming up: Getting started, RefWorks, Google for academic research

iSkills logoIn Week 6 we are running Skills workshops on getting started in Oxford Libraries, MANTRA for managing your data, Google for academic research and RefWorks for managing your references. Please click on the course title for further details and to book your place.

Bodleian iSkills: Getting started in Oxford Libraries (Mon 20 February 14.00-17.00) Week 6
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.

Bodleian iSkills: Get managing your data off to a good start with this introduction to MANTRA (Tue 21 February 14.00-15.30) Week 6
MANTRA is an acclaimed online independent learning course which provides guidelines for good practice in research data management. Particularly useful for DPhil students and early career researchers who are starting a research project.

Bodleian iSkills: Google for academic research (Wed 22 February 14.00-16.00) Week 6
How do you get relevant, high quality academic material from a Google search, while quickly filtering out the torrent of spurious and misleading results? This practical workshop will show you how. Alternative search engines will also be explored and compared, including DuckDuckGo.

Referencing: RefWorks for Humanities (Fri 24 February 09.15-12.15) Week 6
This workshop introduces you to RefWorks – 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.

We still have spaces available on the following workshops in Week 5:

Referencing: Choosing and using software (Thur 16 February 09.15-12.15) Week 5; repeated (Fri 3 March 09.15-12.15) Week 7
Reference management software makes easier the task of formatting your in text citations/footnotes and bibliography correctly for your thesis or publication. It also saves you time. This introductory session gives an overview of how reference management works, explores the pros and cons of a wide range of reference management packages and gives you the opportunity to try out five different packages so that you can work out which one is best for you. The packages included are RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley, ColWiz and Papers.

Bodleian iSkills: Discovering and depositing Social Science research data (Thur 16 February 15.00-17.00) Week 5
This session provides an opportunity for doctoral students to learn about using social science data archives to inform their research. It will also outline the workings of the institutional repository recently launched by the University of Oxford: ORA-Data. By the end of the session you will know how to locate and cite data from a range of data archives and have an understanding of the benefits and operation of ORA-Data.

In addition we are running weekly drop-in sessions to provide face-to-face support and answer all your queries on Open Access, Act on Acceptance and ORA. Weeks 1-8.

  • Tuesdays 14.30-15.30 –Knowledge Centre Library, Churchill Hospital, ask for Judith Ames
  • Wednesdays 14.00-15.00 – Social Science Library, ask for Kate Beeby
  • Thursdays 11.00-12.00 – Radcliffe Science Library, ask for Juliet Ralph
  • Fridays 14.00-15.00 – Radcliffe Humanities Building, ask for Hilla Wait.