Category Archives: Training

Bodleian Libraries training courses using images for #histmed and reference management

Bodleian Libraries will be running  the following workshops in Hilary Term week 3:

ARTstor and Bridgeman: Using images in teaching and learning [Tuesday 7 February 2.00 – 4:00]  This  course 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. Presenter:  Clare Hills-Nova and Vicky Brown.  > Book your place.

WISER: Tech Tools – Reference Management [Wednesday 8 February 2.00 – 5.00]  –  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 worth investigating. This introductory session gives an overview of how it works and the pros and cons of RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero and Mendeley.  >  Find out more about courses in reference management. Presenters: Ljilja Ristic, Ollie Bridle and Angela Carritt .  > Book you 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 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 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 sessions on finding resources and depositing your thesis

There are lots of helpful WISER training sessions coming up in the coming weeks.  You can subscribe to a feed of upcoming sessions to keep track too.

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 > Book Now

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. >Book Now

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.   >Book Now

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. >Find out more    > Book now.

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 SOLO now live: Information on passwords and training

The new improved version of SOLO has gone live this morning. You will now be able to place stack requests, renew books and see your library account all from within SOLO. 

How do I log into my account?

Oxford University members should log in to SOLO using their Single Sign-On username and password (this should be the same as you use to log-in to your University email account). This will then allow you access to your library account and functions such as renewals, holds and stack requests as well as giving you access off-campus to the subscription journals and databases available through SOLO.

You will still need to use your University card barcode and associated password to access Library PCs and to log in to the Bodleian Libraries wireless network (this is the same username and password you used to use for OLIS).  If you can’t remember your password or need to reset it then you can now do this by going to https://register.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/cgi-bin/rescue

Further help and training

The new online guide to SOLO is now available to give you further help and instructions.

The Libraries are also running several training workshops to help readers find their way around new SOLO. Details of which are available here: http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/services/training/solo-workshops

Information skills courses for historians this term

The following information skills courses may be of interest to historians. For more details on any of these courses please see the HFL training page or the WISER programme.

RefWorks for Humanities

Wednesday 18 May 14:00-17:00, OUCS – Book Here

Presenters: Valerie Lawrence and Shona McLean

WISER: Manuscripts

Wednesday 25 May 15:30-17:00, OUCS – Book Here

Presenters: Mike Webb

WISER: Information Sources for African Studies

Tuesday 31 May 10:45-12:00, OUCS – Book Here

Presenter: Sarah Rhodes and Lucy McCann

WISER: Online Resources for Historians

Wednesday 1 June 09:30-10:45, OUCS – Book Here

Presenter Isabel Holowaty

WISER: Sources for US History

Wednesday 8 June 15:30-17:00, OUCS – Book Here

Presenter: Jane Rawson

WISER: Sources for Medievalists

Wednesday 15 June 13:45-15:15, OUCS – Book Here 

Presenters:  Charlotte Goodall, Isabel Holowaty, Susan Usher, Hilla Wait

Early modern history: Discover Early English Books Online (EEBO)

Friday 17 June (week 7), 14:15-15:30, IT Room, History Faculty – Book Here

Presenter: Rebecca Price (ProQuest)

Read all about it!: Making the most of online Historical Newspapers

Monday 20 June (week 8), 14:00-15:15, IT Room, History Faculty – Book Here

Presenter: Rebecca Price (ProQuest)

Modern historians: Find your way through House of Commons Parliamentary Papers

Monday 20 June (week 8), 15:30-16:45, IT Room, History Faculty – Book Here

Presenter: Rebecca Price (ProQuest)