WISER coming up: RefWorks and Reference Management

Bodleian Libraries will be running  the following workshops on reference management this term:

RefWorks for Humanities [Friday 3 February 2.00 – 5.00] and RefWorks for Sciences and Social Sciences [Friday 2 March 9.15-12.15]
RefWorks is a powerful online tool which  can help you to manage your references, insert them into your papers, easily switch between citation styles and automatically generate bibliographies.  These workshops will introduce you to the main features of RefWorks. 
Book your place at RefWorks for Humanities | Book your place at RefWorks for Sciences and Social Sciences  
If you can’t come along to the RefWorks session that is most appropriate to your discipline please come along to the other session. The two sessions are similar although they use different examples in the demonstrations.  

WISER: Technology Tools – Reference Management [Wednesday 8 February 2.00 – 5.00] introduces four software options for managing references and inserting them into your papers including the two market leaders, RefWorks and Endnote and two popular free packages, Zotero and Mendeley.  We will discuss some of the pros and cons of each package and factors to consider when making a choice. Participants will also have opportunities to try out the different packages.
Book your place

Keeping up to date with the WISER programme – Why not follow  us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/oxwiser  or visit the BodWiser blog at http://bodwiser.wordpress.com. You can also check the timetable on the WISER web site at http://libguides.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/workshops.

Not a member of Oxford University? – If you are not a current member of Oxford University but would like to attend a workshop please contact usered@bodleian.ox.ac.uk. Please quote your Bodleian reader’s card barcode number.

If you have any questions please contact usered@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

WISER coming up: Finding stuff, Getting information to come to you, Your thesis and ORA

Bodleian Libraries will be running the following classes during week 2:

WISER: Finding Stuff – Books etc on SOLO
Monday 23 January 9.15 – 10.00
Effective search techniques for finding books and other library materials using SOLO, ordering from the book stacks and using the SOLO eshelf and saved searches
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WISER: Finding Stuff – Journal Articles
Monday 23 January 10.00 – 11.30
How to find articles and papers to support your research using a wide range of bibliographic databases and how to develop your search strategy.  This workshop will include plenty of time for participants to try out their own searches using databases for their subject as well as a demonstration.
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WISER: Finding Stuff – Theses and Dissertations
Monday 23 January 11.30 – 12.15
How to find dissertations and theses from Oxford, other UK institutions and overseas.  
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WISER: Your thesis, copyright and ORA
Friday 27 January 9.15 – 10.15
Oxford DPhil students are required to deposit a copy of their thesis in ORA (Oxford University Research Archive).  This session will focus on copyright and other issues that DPhil students need to take into account when preparing and writing their thesis so that they do not encounter problems when they deposit.      DPhils are encouraged to attend this session early so that they can make sensible decisions regarding rights from the start of their research.
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WISER: Getting information to come to you
Friday 27 January 10.30 – 12.00
How to keep abreast of new publications and papers in your research area and research news and opportunities on the web using RSS feeds and email alerts. The session will include a demonstration and also time to set up your an RSS reader or email notifications.
Book Now

Keeping up to date with the WISER programme – Why not follow  us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/oxwiser  or visit the BodWiser blog at http://bodwiser.wordpress.com You can also check the timetable on the WISER web site at http://libguides.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/workshops or join our mailling list by sending an empty email to wiser-subscribe@maillist.ox.ac.uk

Not a member of Oxford University? – If you are not a current member of Oxford University but would like to attend a WISER workshop please contact usered@bodleian.ox.ac.uk. Please quote your Bodleian readers card barcode number.

If you have any questions please contact usered@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

New Year Resolution? Get WISER and improve your search/research skills

The timetable of WISER training sessions being offered by the Bodleian Libraries during Hilary Term is now available on the Bodleian’s online workshops guide at: http://libguides.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/workshops. You can also find handouts of past sessions to download.

WISER (or Workshops in Information Skills and Electronic Resources) is a  programme of classes designed to help you to make effective use of electronic and other library resources in your research and learning. Although the workshops are free, booking is essential, and can be done via the page above or the OUCS website.

WISER sessions give you all sorts of tips and guidance on how to search for books, journals, and electronic resources on SOLO, OxLIP+ and other catalogues, as well as on how to manage your research and references effectively. If one of your New Years resolutions is to improve your information skills, it would be well worth your time signing up for a few!

WISER coming up – Theses, copyright and ORA, Getting organised on the web

Bodleian Libraries will be running the following classes during week 7:

WISER: Your thesis, copyright and ORA (Monday 21 November 9.30 – 10.30am and repeated Friday 25 November 12.30 – 13.30pm) – Oxford DPhil students are required to deposit a copy of their thesis in ORA (Oxford University Research Archive).  This session will focus on copyright and other issues that DPhil students need to take into account when preparing and writing their thesis so that they do not encounter problems when they deposit.      DPhils are encouraged to attend this session early so that they can make sensible decisions regarding rights from the start of their research.   > book your place.

WISER: Getting organised on the web (Monday 21 November 10.45 – 12.15pm)  – This session will look at some tools that can help you organise yourself on the web, including social bookmarking services like delicious.com, bibliophile sites like LibraryThing and My WorldCat, RSS feeds and readers, and customised start pages.  >book your place.

Keeping up to date with the WISER programme – Why not follow  us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/oxwiser  or visit the BodWiser blog at http://bodwiser.wordpress.com You can also check the timetable on the WISER web site at http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/wiser or join our mailling list by sending an empty email to wiser-subscribe@maillist.ox.ac.uk

Not a member of Oxford University? – If you are not a current member of Oxford University but would like to attend a WISER workshop please contact usered@bodleian.ox.ac.uk. Please quote your Bodleian readers card barcode number.

If you have any questions please contact usered@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

WISER coming up: Images and Bibliometrics

Next week Bodleian Libraries will be running the following classes and workshops:

ARTstor and Bridgeman: Using images in teaching and learning  (Tuesday 8 November   2.00-4.00)  – The session examines two major digital image collections subscribed to by the University – ARTstor and Bridgeman Education – geared to research and teaching in the humanities, history of science and medicine, and social sciences. Viewing, presenting and managing images are also covered and there will be plenty of time for hands-on practice.    Presenters: Clare Hills-Nova and Vicky Brown .    
Please book your place online   

WISER: Bibliometrics I – Who’s citing you?  (Wednesday 9 November 2.00 – 3.00pm)  – An introduction to citation tracking as a tool for finding out who has cited your work.  We will cover citation tracking using Web of Science, Scopus and Google Scholar and will include time for you to use each tool to find citations to your own work.    Presenters:   Juliet Ralph and Angela Carritt. Find out more about this session on the BodWISER blog.  Please book your place online.

WISER: Bibliometrics II – The Black Art of Citation Ranking  (Wednesday 9 November 3.15 – 4.15pm )    –  An introduction to using bibliometrics to calculate research impact. Using Web of Science & Scopus discover the pitfalls of impact factors for individual and departments, how to calculate your h-index and view journal impact factors to find the most influential journals.  Intended audience: science and social science. If you are unfamiliar with citation tracking please attend “WISER: Who’s citing you?” before this course.   Presenters: Juliet Ralph and Angela Carritt.  Find out more about this session on the BodWISER blog. Please book your place online.

Recommended subject resources – The Bodleian LibGuides service include resource and research guides covering over 80 subjects.  Link to LibGuides to find out what is available for your subject.

Keeping up to date with the WISER programme – Why not follow  us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/oxwiser  or visit the BodWiser blog at http://bodwiser.wordpress.com You can also check the timetable on the WISER web site at http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/wiser

Not a member of Oxford University? – If you are not a current member of Oxford University but would like to attend a WISER workshop please contact usered@bodleian.ox.ac.uk. Please quote your Bodleian readers card barcode number.

If you have any questions please contact usered@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

WISER coming up: E-books

Next week Bodleian Libraries will be running the following classes and workshops:

WISER: E-Books (Wednesday 2 November 14.00 – 15.00)  – An overview of what is currently available and how to access them from the point of view of the student, the researcher and the academic
Presenter: Hilla Wait
Book your place online at http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/itlp/courses/detail/TZC4

WISER: E-Book Readers (Wednesday 2 November 15.15 – 16.15) – How useful are e-book readers in academic work? Can they be used for accessing library materials? What are the features to look out for when considering purchase?  These and similar questions will be considered with particular reference to the iPad, the Amazon Kindle and Sony Touch e-readers and smartphones.
Presenter: Hilla Wait
Book your place online at http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/itlp/courses/detail/TZE11

Have you visited LibGuides recently? – The Bodleian LibGuides service include resource and research guides covering over 80 subjects.  Link to LibGuides to find out what is available for your subject.

Keeping up to date with the WISER programme – Why not follow  us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/oxwiser  or visit the BodWiser blog at http://bodwiser.wordpress.com You can also check the timetable on the WISER web site at http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/wiser

Not a member of Oxford University? – If you are not a current member of Oxford University but would like to attend a WISER workshop please contact usered@bodleian.ox.ac.uk. Please quote your Bodleian readers card barcode number.

If you have any questions please contact usered@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

WISER coming up: Images, Finding stuff, Getting information to come to you

Workshops in Information Skills and E-resources (WISER)  are free workshops run by Bodleian Libraries. They are open to all members of Oxford University and to Bodleian Libraries readers.   If you are not a current member of Oxford University please book your place by emailing usered@bodleian.ox.ac.uk.  Current members of Oxford University should follow the “book your place” links below to book places.

WISER: Finding Stuff – Books etc on SOLO
A general introduction to finding books and journal titles in Oxford libraries using SOLO and OLIS.  For detailed information about searching for journal articles, theses and conference papers please see other titles in the WISER Finding Stuff series.
Presenters: Angela Carritt and Kerry Webb
Monday 24 October 9.15 – 10.00am  Book Now 
Friday 28 October 9.30 – 10.30am Book Now

WISER: Finding Stuff – Theses and Dissertations
This session offers guidance on finding theses, both those submitted to and held in Oxford, and those from other institutions in the UK and abroad. It will demonstrate how to exploit some of the main sources of information : SOLO, Index to Theses (UK and Ireland); and Dissertations and Theses (International) EThOS and ORA.
Presenters: Sue Bird and Angela Carritt
Monday 24 October 11.30 – 12.15pm  Book Now

ARTstor and Bridgeman: Using images in teaching and learning
This introductory session examines two major digital image collections subscribed to by the University – ARTstor and Bridgeman Education – geared to research and teaching in the humanities, history of science and medicine, and social sciences. Viewing, presenting and managing images are also covered.   The focus of this session will be on images for Medieval & Modern Languages, but members of other faculties are welcome to attend.   Please note that this session will not include hands on.
Presenters:  Clare Hills-Nova and Vicky Brown.
Thursday, 27 October 2.00-3.00.  Please note that this session will take place at the Taylor Institution, Room 10b.    There is no need to book – please just turn up.

WISER: Getting information to come to you
This session will show you how to set up alerts to journals, databases and websites, so that you receive notifications when new content is added. Participants will have the opportunity to set up feed readers and/or email notifications during the session (max 300 characters)
Presenters:  Jane Rawson and Penny Schenk
Friday 28 October 10.45 – 12.15pm  Book Now

Keeping up to date with the WISER programme
Why not follow  us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/oxwiser or visit the BodWiser blog at http://bodwiser.wordpress.com You can also check the timetable on the WISER web site at http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/wiser

Bodleian LibGuides Service
Please remember that you can find resource and research guides on our Bodleian LibGuides service at http://libguides.bodleian.ox.ac.uk.     Many more resource guides have been added over the summer vacation and LibGuides now includes 176 guides covering over 80 subjects.

WISER sessions for Michaelmas Term

The full timetable of WISER training sessions offered by the Bodleian Libraries during Michaelmas term is now available at: http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/services/training/wiser.

WISER (or Workshops in Information Skills and Electronic Resources) is a free programme of classes designed to help you to make effective use of electronic and other library resources in your research and learning.  Although the workshops are free, booking is essential.  To book please follow the “book now” links on the WISER web page or visit the the OUCS courses website (booking opens one month in advance of each session).    If you do not have a University card but would like to attend a course please contact User Education (usered@bodleian.ox.ac.uk).

If you would like to have more information about a workshop, or need assistance with booking please email: usered@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

WISER coming up: Getting information to come to you & Reference management

Next week is the last week of WISER workshops for this academic year and brings you:

WISER: Getting information to come to you  (Wednesday 15 June 3.30 – 5.00pm) – Keeping up to date with the latest research, publications, announcements and other news is an essential but time consuming task.   This session will cover setting up RSS and/or email alerts to  journals, databases and websites so that new information comes to you quickly  and easily. There will be opportunities to set up feed readers and/or email notifications during the workshop. 
Book your place online at http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/itlp/courses/detail/TZD20

WISER: Technology Tools – Reference Management (Thursday 16 June 2.00 – 5.00pm) – Keeping track of your references and formatting them correctly for your thesis or publication is a chore. Reference management software makes it easy and is well worth investigating. This introductory session gives an overview of how it works and the pros and cons of RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero & Mendeley.
Book your place online at http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/itlp/courses/detail/TZW6

Not a current member of Oxford University? – If you are not a current member of Oxford university, you can book your places by emailing usered@bodleian.ox.ac.uk quoting your Bodleian Libraries card number.

Why not follow  us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/oxwiser or visit the BodWiser blog at http://bodwiser.wordpress.com

WISER next week: US History and Finding Stuff

Next week the WISER programme includes a session specifically designed for Americanists, as well as another set of sessions on ‘finding stuff’.

WISER: Sources for US History
Introduction to key information sources for the study of colonial America & US history. Starting with finding tools to locate material, examples of source materials will then be shown including archival, microform, printed/online collections & useful web portals & audiovisual collections.
Presenter: Jane Rawson
Wednesday 8 June 3.30 – 5.00pm | Book now

WISER: Finding Stuff – Books etc on SOLO
A general introduction to finding books and journal titles in Oxford libraries using SOLO and OLIS.  For detailed information about searching for journal articles, theses and conference papers please see other titles in the WISER Finding Stuff series.
Presenter: Angela Carritt
Thursday 9 June 12.30 – 1.30pm | Book now

WISER: Finding Stuff – Journal Articles
This session will focus on finding journal articles for your research using a wide range of databases as well as developing effective search strategies.  There will be plenty of time for participants to try out their own searches using databases for their subject.
Presenters: Kerry Webb and Angela Carritt
Thursday 9 June 1.30 – 2.30pm | Book now

WISER: Finding Stuff – Theses and Dissertations
This session offers guidance on finding theses, both those submitted to and held in Oxford, and those from other institutions in the UK and abroad. It will demonstrate how to exploit some of the main sources of information : SOLO, Index to Theses (UK and Ireland); and Dissertations and Theses (International) EThOS and ORA.
Presenter: Angela Carritt
Thursday 9 June 2.45 – 3.45pm | Book now

WISER: Finding Stuff – Conferences
Conference papers can be difficult to find but they are valuable because they describe cutting-edge research. This session will enable you to find out about forthcoming conferences and also to locate the published papers of proceedings which have taken place.
Presenters: Sue Bird and James Shaw
Thursday 9 June 3.45 – 4.45pm | Book now

Not a current member of Oxford University? – If you are not a current member of Oxford university, you can book your places by emailing usered@bodleian.ox.ac.uk quoting your Bodleian Libraries card number.

Why not join our WISER mailing list by sending an empty email to wiser-subscribe@maillist.ox.ac.uk, follow  us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/oxwiser or visit the BodWiser blog at http://bodwiser.wordpress.com.