Thursday, 4 November 2010

WISER sessions in Week 5

As well as the introduction to the Electronic Enlightenment project on Wednesday, the following WISER sessions are taking place next week:

WISER: Technology Tools - Reference Management

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 and other tools.
Presenters:   Gillian Pritchard and Ljilja Ristic
Wednesday 10 November 2.00 - 3.30pm (Week 5) > Book Now
This session is currently fully booked but you can still join the waiting list for a place. OUCS is offering other sessions on EndNote and on RefWorks (at a cost of £6 or £8 for a coursebook, respectively) later in the term, at which there are still places available.

WISER: Learning a Modern Language

This session will help you find valuable resources for learning modern languages and make use of the language you are learning in your searches.  We will: find tools for non-latin writing systems, search non-English search engines, and use resources offered by Oxford and from referential sites
Presenter: Lucile Deslignères
Wednesday 10 November 4.00 - 5.00pm (Week 5) > Book Now

WISER: Getting Organised on the Web

This session will look at some tools that can help you organise yourself on the web, including social bookmarking services like, bibliophile sites like LibraryThing and My WorldCat, RSS feeds and readers, and customised start pages.
Presenter: Jane Rawson
Friday 12 November 9.30 - 11.00am (Week 5) > Book Now

WISER: Using the Internet to Find Quality Resources

Finding information on the Internet is fairly easy. Finding reliable information of academic quality is more difficult. In this course you will learn how to maximise your chances of finding reliable Internet information and how to be sure that what you find is of appropriate quality for your purposes.
Presenter:  Anne Manuel
Friday 12 November 11.15 - 12.45pm (Week 5) > Book Now

As usual, the sessions take place at OUCS on Banbury Road and are free to attend, though you must book a place in advance. University members can do so by clicking on the links above; holders of Bodleian reader's cards who are not members of the University can do so by emailing

Further information about the WISER programme, including the schedule for the rest of the term, is available on the Bodleian Libraries website.

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