Friday, 9 February 2018

Bodleian iSkills workshops in Week 5

The following iSkills workshops are on offer in Week 5. All the sessions are free to attend, but you need to book a place in advance. University members can book by following the links below (you will need your Single Sign On username and password). Holders of Bodleian Reader's cards who do not have an SSO can book by emailing the User Education team.

Bodleian iSkills: Working with sensitive research data in the Social Sciences and Humanities
Monday 12 February, 10.00-12.00
IT Services, 13 Banbury Road, Windrush Room

A workshop outlining some of the key principles to bear in mind when working with sensitive or restricted research, whether collected yourself or obtained from a third party source such as a data archive. Issues of confidentiality, informed consent, cybersecurity and data management will be covered. Examples of scenarios or concerns drawn from the research of participants are particularly welcome. The role of support services at Oxford will also be outlined and in particular the role of the Bodleian Data Librarian who will lead the session. Follow up consultations with the Data Librarian or other subject consultants are also offered.

Who is this session for? All DPhil students and research staff in the Social Sciences and Humanities.
Presenters: John Southall and Cathy Scutt.

Bodleian iSkills: Working with sensitive research data in the Sciences and Medical Sciences
Tuesday 13 February, 10.00-12.00
IT Services, 13 Banbury Road, Windrush Room

A workshop outlining some of the key principles to bear in mind when working with sensitive or restricted research, whether collected yourself or obtained from a third party source such as an NHS trust or Biobank data. Issues of confidentiality, informed consent, cybersecurity and data management will be covered. Examples of scenarios or concerns drawn from the research of participants are particularly welcome. The role of support services at Oxford will also be outlined and in particular the role of the Bodleian Data Librarian who will lead the session. Follow up consultations with the Data Librarian or other subject consultants are also offered.

Who is this session for? All DPhil students and research staff in the Sciences and Medical Sciences.
Presenters: John Southall and Cathy Scutt.

Bodleian iSkills: Finding stuff - scholarly literature for your research
Friday 16 February, 9.15-12.15
Radcliffe Science Library, IT Training Room

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.

Subjects to be covered include:

  • Run effective literature searches
  • Find monographs and other scholarly items in Oxford Libraries using SOLO
  • Search for journal articles using subject databases and scholarly search engines
  • Search for theses and dissertations from around the World using Proquest and eTHos
  • Search for theses from Oxford University using SOLO and ORA
  • Search for conference papers using Proquest, OCLC and other databases

Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers and academics.
Presenters: Kate Beeby, Angela Carritt and Isabel McMann.

Bodleian iSkills for the Medical Sciences Division: Introduction to Endnote
Tuesday 13 February, 10.00-11.30 (repeated on Thursday 15 February, 10.00-11.30, Thursday 22 February, 10.00-11.30, and Thursday 8 March, 10.00-11.30)
Group Study Room, The Knowledge Centre, Old Road Campus Research Building 

Do you need help managing your references? Do you need help citing references in your documents? This hour-long session will introduce you to Endnote X7, which can help you to store, organise and retrieve your references and PDFs, as well as cite references in documents and create bibliographies quickly and easily.

Who is this session for? Postgraduate students, researchers and university staff based on the Old Road Campus or in Medical Sciences Division departments elsewhere in Headington.
Presenters: Eli Harriss, Catherine Hartley, Tatjana Petrinic, or Carolyn Smith.

Bodleian iSkills for the Medical Sciences Division: Introduction to systematic reviews & evidence synthesis - searching for studies
Wednesday 14 February, 11.00-12.00 (repeated on Thursday 8 March, 14.00-15.00)
Group Study Room, The Knowledge Centre, Old Road Campus Research Building

In this workshop you will be introduced to the principles underpinning the conduct of literature searches for systematic reviews and evidence syntheses:

  • Formulating a search strategy to address research questions
  • Applying methodological search filters to restrict by study type
  • Choosing appropriate databases and search engines
  • Searching for grey literature and ongoing studies
  • Documenting and reporting your search
  • Storing and managing references
Who is this session for? DPhils and Researchers in the Medical Sciences Division.
Presenter: Nia Roberts.

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Bodleian iSkills workshops in Week 4

The following workshops are coming up in Week 4. The sessions are free to attend, but you do need to book a place in advance. University members can book by following the links below (you will need your Single Sign On username and password). Bodleian Reader's card holders who do not have an SSO can contact the User Education team, who will book a place on your behalf.

Further information about the iSkills programme, including the schedule for the rest of Hilary Term and handouts from previous presentations, is available here.

Bodleian iSkills: Moving from research question to literature review in the Social Sciences
Tuesday 6 February, 9.30-12.00
Social Science Library, Information Skills Training Room

This 2-hour workshop will be invaluable for researchers hoping to find suitable literature for their literature review, for which a well-constructed set of search terms and an understanding of online search engines are prerequisites. This workshop will allow researchers to use their own research questions to build a search and apply it to a range of databases. Techniques for structuring a search will be explained, an overview of key online resources for the social sciences will be given, major search tools will be explored, and strategies for approaching large results sets and sourcing papers will be discussed. This practical workshop will involve paper exercises and online activities using attendees' own research topics.

Who is this session for? All DPhil Students and Research Staff in the Social Sciences.
Presenters: Craig Finlay and Erika Harlos-Szendrey.

Bodleian iSkills: Your thesis, copyright and ORA
Wednesday 7 February, 14.00-15.00
Social Science Library, Information Skills Training Room

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 their thesis for upload to ORA.

Who is this session for? Doctoral research students.
Presenters: Jason Partridge and David Watson.

Bodleian iSkills: Introducing MANTRA for Research Data Management
Thursday 8 February, 14.00-15.30
IT Services, 13 Banbury Road, Windrush Room

MANTRA is an acclaimed online independent learning course which provides guidelines for good practice in research data management. This workshop will discuss research data management as an integral part of the research process; give an introduction to MANTRA; and then give an actual opportunity to begin the online course with the assistance of library staff.

Objectives:

  • Receive a guided introduction to key issues in research data management
  • Gain an understanding of the structure of MANTRA
  • Use MANTRA to further your research data management practice during the session and after.

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 and Cathy Scutt.

Bodleian iSkills for the Medical Sciences Division: Introduction to Mendeley
Thursday 8 February, 14.00-15.30 (repeated on Tuesday 20 February, 10.00-11.30, and Tuesday 27 February, 10.00-11.30)
Group Study Room, The Knowledge Centre, Old Road Campus Research Building

Do you need help managing your references? Do you need help citing references in your documents? This hour-long session will introduce you to Mendeley,a free programme which can help you to store, organise and retrieve your references and PDFs, as well as cite references in documents and create bibliographies quickly and easily.

Objectives:

  • understand what Mendeley is and what it can do for you
  • create a Mendeley account and install Mendeley Desktop
  • import references from PubMed   
  • import references directly from a database such as Ovid Embase   
  • know how to annotate and manage PDFs using Mendeley   
  • know how to synchronise your desktop and web libraries   
  • create a bibliography
  • cite references in a document.

Who is this session for? Postgraduate students, researchers and university staff based on the Old Road Campus or in Medical Sciences Division departments elsewhere in Headington.
Presenters: Eli Harriss, Catherine Hartley, Tatjana Petrinic or Carolyn Smith.

Bodleian iSkills for the Medical Sciences Division: Introduction to literature searching for DPhils and researchers 
Thursday 8 February, 10.00-12.00 (repeated on Monday 26 February, 10.00-12.00, and Monday 16 March, 10.00-12.00)
Group Study Room, The Knowledge Centre, Old Road Campus Research Building

In this practical workshop you will explore how to:

  • Formulate search strategies to address research questions
  • Choose appropriate databases and search engines
  • Store and manage references
  • Keep up to date with new research over the life cycle of your DPhil.

Who is this session for? DPhils and researchers in the Medical Sciences Division.
Presenter: Nia Roberts.

Friday, 12 May 2017

Bodleian iSkills workshops in Week 4

Next week's iSkills programme includes sessions on key resources for historians, and a workshop on research data management. All the sessions are free to attend, but you need to book a place in advance by clicking on the appropriate links below. If you are Bodleian Reader's card holder and do not have a Single Sign On username and password, please contact the User Education team and they will book a place on your behalf.

Bodleian iSkills: Online resources for Historians 
Tuesday 16 May, 14.00-15.15 

A general introduction to the vast range of electronic resources which are available for all historical periods of British and W European history: bibliographical databases, biographical / reference research aids, ebooks and ejournals, web portals, and collections of online primary source materials.

Who is this session for? Students, researchers and anyone interested in this topic.
Presenter: Isabel Holowaty
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road, Evenlode Room

Bodleian iSkills: Sources for US History
Tuesday 16 May, 15.30-17.00

An introduction to key information sources for the study of colonial America and US history. The session will provide an overview of the primary sources available in Oxford and online (such as early printed books, US newspapers and US government papers), as well as guidance on locating material for your research.

Who is this session for? Students, researchers and anyone interested in this topic.
Presenter: Jane Rawson
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road, Evenlode Room

Bodleian iSkills: Managing your data with MANTRA
Wednesday 17 May, 10.00-11.30 

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.
Venue: Social Science Library, Information Skills Training Room

Bodleian iSkills: UK parliamentary and government materials - an introduction
Thursday 18 May, 10.00-11.30 

Of vital help to all undergraduate history students is this general overview of the main sources for finding and accessing historical UK parliamentary material, pre-1800 and post-1800. We look at sources for government publications both in print and in electronic format, including: Parliamentary proceedings – Hansard; Journals of the House of Commons and Lords; Legislation; Government and departmental papers.

Who is this session for? Undergraduate history students and anyone new to the subject
Presenter: Hannah Chandler
Venue: Social Science Library, Information Skills Training Room

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Research Skills Toolkit workshops in Weeks 1 and 2



Run jointly by IT Services and the Bodleian Libraries and aimed at graduate research students, Research Skills Toolkit workshops introduce key software and online tools for your research, hone your searching and information skills and introduce you to subject specialists. Topics covered in these free two-hour sessions include:


  • Finding articles, papers, conferences and theses
  • Keeping up to date and current awareness
  • Using Endnote to manage your references
  • Manipulating images using Gimp
  • Managing your thesis with Word
  • Analyzising data with Excel pivot tables
  • Podcasting with Audacity
  • Plagiarism and how to avoid it
  • Your thesis, copyright and ORA
  • Finding highly cited journals and measuring research impact

All sessions take place at IT Services, 13 Banbury Road. Please book a place at one workshop for your subject area by clicking on the links below (Single Sign On username and password required).

Humanities

Monday 16 January, 10.00-12.00

Tuesday 17 January, 14.00-16.00

Wednesday 18 January, 14.00-16.00

Social Sciences

Monday 16 January, 14.00-16.00

Thursday 19 January, 9.30-11.30

Friday 20 January, 14.00-16.00

Medical Sciences

Wednesday 18 January, 10.00-12.00

Thursday 19 January, 15.00-17.00

Friday 20 January, 10.00-12.00

Maths, Physical and Life Sciences

Tuesday 17 January, 10.00-12.00 

Thursday 19 January, 12.30-14.30


Thursday, 24 November 2016

Vacation loans begin next week

Vacation loans from Keble Library begin on Monday 28 November. Any books borrowed or renewed by undergraduates on or after this date will be due back on Wednesday 18 January 2017 (i.e. Wednesday of 1st week of Hilary term). For postgraduates, the usual two month loan period continues to apply.

Any books borrowed by undergraduates during Michaelmas term are due back on Wednesday 30 November. Please make sure you return or renew your books by this date.

Don't forget that you can access almost all of Oxford's subscription e-resources while you are away by logging into SOLO or OxLIP+ with your Single Sign On username and password before you start searching. (Please note that owing to server moves by the service provider, there will no access to e-journals or e-journal articles via OU e-Journals or SOLO during the following time periods: Sunday 4 December from 15:00 to 19:00 GMT, and Wednesday 7 December from 11:45 to 13:15 GMT.) Further information on remote access to resources is available on the Bodleian Libraries website.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Bodleian iSkills workshops in Week 7

The Bodleian iSkills programme for Week 7 includes sessions on open access, getting started in Oxford libraries, finding scholarly literature, and e-books and e-readers. All the workshops are free to attend, but you need to book a place in advance. To book, click on the relevant title link below (Single Sign On username and password required). If you encounter any problems with the online booking system, or if you are a Bodleian Reader's Card holder without an SSO, please email the User Education team to reserve your place.

These are the final iSkills workshops for this term. Handouts and presentations from previous sessions can be found on the iSkills website.

iSkills for the Medical Sciences Division: Open Access Oxford - what's happening?
Tuesday 22 November, 10.00-11.00 (Week 7)

A briefing on open access publishing and Oxford's position: Green vs. Gold; funder mandates and publisher policies; Oxford Research Archive (ORA) and Symplectic; OA website/ helpline; what's new.

Who is this session for? Research support staff, administrators and librarians, researchers and academics.
Presenters: Juliet Ralph and Judith Ames.
Venue: Beeson Room, Cairns Library, John Radcliffe Hospital.

Key topics:

  • Introduction - What is open access?
  • Key terms - Gold, Green, APCs
  • How to find out about research council or funder requirements
  • How to find out what your publisher will allow
  • Green route - how to deposit in ORA
  • Gold route and how to claim for APCs
  • HEFCE policy for next REF
  • New developments, including ORCID researcher IDs
  • Where to get more help


Getting started in Oxford Libraries
Tuesday 22 November, 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 and Cathy Scutt.
Venue: Radcliffe Science Library, Training Room.

Finding stuff - scholarly literature for your research
Thursday 24 November, 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, and Isabel McMann.
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road.

E-books
Friday 25 November, 09.15-11.15 (Week 7)

The Bodleian Libraries have 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 and Kat Steiner.
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road.

E-book readers
Friday 25 November, 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 and Kat Steiner.
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road.

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Bodleian iSkills workshops in Week 6


The Bodleian iSkills programme for Week 6 includes workshops on research data, archives and modern papers, newspapers and other news resources, and reference management software. All the sessions are free to attend, but you must book a place in advance. To book, click on the relevant title link below (Single Sign On username and password required). If you are a Bodleian Reader's card holder without an SSO, or if you encounter any problems with the online booking system, please email the User Education team to reserve your place.

Working with sensitive research data
Tuesday 15 November, 10.00-12.00 (Week 6)

A workshop outlining some of the key principles to bear in mind when working with sensitive or restricted research data obtained from a third party source such as a data archive. This session will also be of interest to those creating data they consider sensitive or confidential who want to know how best to go about it. Examples of scenarios drawn from the research of participants are particularly welcome. The role of support services at Oxford will also be outlined and in particular the role of the Bodleian Data Librarian.

Subjects to be covered include:

  • Creating original data 
  • Using Informed consent agreements
  • Maximising usage potential of data
  • Types of data – numbers text and beyond
  • Strategies to protect data
  • Embargoes, vetting and restrictions
  • Accessing archived data
  • Understanding access conditions
  • Importance of metadata
  • Trends in data access – greater detail v harder access

Who is this session for? All DPhil Students and Research Staff.
Presenters: John Southall and Cathy Scutt.
Venue: Social Sciences Library, Information Skills Training Room.

Archives and modern papers for Social Sciences and History
Tuesday 15 November, 14.00-16.00 (Week 6)

The Bodleian's Weston Library has a wealth of resources covering almost all aspects of modern British society and culture. This session will introduce key finding aids and get you started with the research skills needed to make the most of these resources. We will look at identifying relevant material in Oxford and elsewhere; considerations when working with archival material; types of archives and modern papers; and how to find out more. You will have an opportunity in the session to handle some actual examples.

Who is this session for? Students in History and Social Science subjects; researchers and other Bodleian Libraries readers considering using special collections.
Presenter: Michael Hughes.
Venue: Weston Library, Horton Room.

Bodleian iSkills for the Medical Sciences Division: Introduction to Endnote
Tuesday 15 November, 15.00-16.00 (Week 6)

Do you need help managing your references? Do you need help citing references in your documents? This hour-long session will introduce you to Endnote X7, which can help you to store, organise and retrieve your references and PDFs, as well as cite references in documents and create bibliographies quickly and easily.

Who is this session for? Postgraduate students, researchers and university staff based on the Old Road Campus or in Medical Sciences Division departments elsewhere in Headington.
Presenter: Eli Harriss.
Venue: The Knowledge Centre, Group Study Room, Old Road Campus Research Building, Headington.

Bodleian iSkills for the Medical Sciences Division: Introduction to Mendeley 
Thursday 17 November, 15.00-16.00 (Week 6)

Do you need help managing your references? Do you need help citing references in your documents? This hour-long session will introduce you to Mendeley, a free programme which can help you to store, organise and retrieve your references and PDFs, as well as cite references in documents and create bibliographies quickly and easily.

Who is this session for? Postgraduate students, researchers and university staff based on the Old Road Campus or in Medical Sciences Division departments elsewhere in Headington.
Presenter: Eli Harriss.
Venue: Group Study Room, the Knowledge Centre, Old Road Campus Research Building, Headington.

Newspapers and other online news sources from the 17th to 21st century
Friday 18 November, 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 and Angela Carritt.
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road.

Referencing: Refworks for Sciences and Social Sciences 
Friday 18 November, 14.00-17.00 (Week 6)

RefWorks is an online tool which allows you to manage your references and 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 and Rachel Scanlon.
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road.

Thursday, 3 November 2016

New books


Here is a selection of the books added to Library stock during October. The full list of last month's new accessions can be viewed on LibraryThing.

Bodleian iSkills in Week 5


Next week's iSkills programme includes workshops on a collaborative research tool, data management, research impact, reference management, and keeping up to date with new research. All the sessions are free to attend, but you need to book a place in advance. To book, click on the title links below (you will need your Single Sign On username and password). If you are a Bodleian Reader's card holder and do not have an SSO, or if you encounter problems with the online booking system, please email the User Education team to book your place.

Authorea: a collaborative, data driven research writing tool
Monday 7 November, 12.00-13.00 (Week 5) - please note the new date for this course, postponed from Week 4.

Authorea is a tool scholars can use to write, discuss and share research. Find out how it can help with Open Science, scientific communication and research repoducibility.

Who is this session for? For students writing their first paper and researchers seeking more collaborative alternatives to Word, LaTeX and Google Docs.
Presenter: Nathan Jenkins.
Venue: Radcliffe Science Library, Training Room.

Get managing your data off to a good start with MANTRA
Monday 7 November, 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.
Presenter: John Southall.
Venue: Social Science Library, Information Skills Training Room.

Research impact - citation analysis tools
Wednesday 9 November, 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 and Karine Barker.
Venue: Radcliffe Science Library, Training Room

Referencing: Zotero
Friday 11 November, 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.

Presenters: Erika Delbecque and Angela Carritt.
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road.

Getting information to come to you
Friday 11 November, 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.
Presenters: Helen Bond and Helen Worrell.
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road.

Friday, 28 October 2016

Bodleian iSkills workshops in Week 4



The Bodleian iSkills programme for Week 4 of Michaelmas term includes workshops on a collaborative research writing tool; reference management software; resources for Film Studies; and social science data and statistics. All the sessions are free to attend, but you need to book a place in advance. To book, click on the title links below (Single Sign On username and password required). If you are a Bodleian Reader's card holder without an SSO, or if you encounter any problems with the online booking system, please email the User Education team to book your place.

Authorea: a collaborative, data driven research writing tool
Monday 31 October, 14.00-15.00 (Week 4)

Authorea is a tool scholars can use to write, discuss and share research. Find out how it can help with Open Science, scientific communication and research reproducibility.

Who is this session for? For students writing their first paper and researchers seeking more collaborative alternatives to Word, LaTeX and Google Docs.
Presenter: Karolina Mosiadz
Venue: Radcliffe Science Library, Training Room

Bodleian iSkills for the Medical Sciences Division: Introduction to Endnote
Monday 31 October, 15.00-16.00 and Tuesday 1 November, 15.00-16.00 (Week 4)

Do you need help managing your references? Do you need help citing references in your documents? This hour-long session will introduce you to Endnote X7, which can help you to store, organise and retrieve your references and PDFs, as well as cite references in documents and create bibliographies quickly and easily.

Who is this session for? Postgraduate students, researchers and university staff based on the Old Road Campus or in Medical Sciences Division departments elsewhere in Headington.
Presenter: Eli Harriss.
Venue: The Knowledge Centre, Group Study Room, Old Road Campus Research Building, Headington.

Information resources for Film Studies
Wednesday 2 November, 14.00-15.00 (Week 4)

Tools and tips for starting your research in film studies. Includes an overview of the Film Studies collections at Oxford - films, books and more; effective searching for Film Studies monographs; finding Film Studies journal articles; citing films.

Who is this session for? Anyone using film resources for a dissertation, thesis or research.
Presenter: Helen Scott
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road

Bodleian iSkills for the Medical Sciences Division: Introduction to Mendeley
Thursday 3 November, 10.00-11.00 (Week 4)

Do you need help managing your references? Do you need help citing references in your documents? This hour-long session will introduce you to Mendeley, a free programme which can help you to store, organise and retrieve your references and PDFs, as well as cite references in documents and create bibliographies quickly and easily.

Who is this session for? Postgraduate students, researchers and university staff based on the Old Road Campus or in Medical Sciences Division departments elsewhere in Headington.
Presenter: Eli Harriss.
Venue: Group Study Room, the Knowledge Centre, Old Road Campus Research Building, Headington.

Social Science Data Archives and Statistical Databases
Thursday 3 November, 14.00-16.00 (Week 4)

This session provides an overview of macro and micro data sources for social scientists, including national data archives, subscription services, economic and business data, and offers some pointers for further searching.

Who is this session for? Postgraduate students and research staff in the Social Sciences. This workshop will be most beneficial to those researchers planning to use secondary data sources (quantative and qualitative and mixed) as part of their research or wish to learn more about data archives.
Presenter: John Southall.
Venue: Social Science Library, Information Skills Training Room.

Referencing: Choosing and using software
Friday 4 November, 09.15-12.15 (Week 4)

Formatting your in text citations/footnotes and bibliography correctly for your thesis or publication is a chore. Reference management software makes it easier and 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.

Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers.
Presenters: Oliver Bridle, Pamela Stanworth, Angela Carritt, Suke Wolton.
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road.