Thursday, 11 November 2010

WISER sessions next week

As well as the session on finding digital images for the History of Science on Wednesday 17 November, the following WISER workshops are being offered next week (Week 6):

WISER: Technology Tools - Keeping Up To Date with Research

This session will help you to keep up to date with developments in your research field using a range of tools including personal research / interest profiles, email alerting services, RSS feeds and more.
Presenter:  Angela Carritt
Wednesday 17 November 1.00 - 2.30pm (Week 6) > Book Now
 

WISER: E-Books

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 considering using e-books to resource their courses.
Presenter:  Hilla Wait
Wednesday 17 November 3.00 - 4.00pm  (Week 6) > Book Now

WISER: E-Book Readers

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? Can they be used with PDFs? These and similar questions will be considered with particular reference to the Amazon Kindle and Sony Touch e-readers.
Presenters:  Isabel McMann and Laura Wilkinson
Wednesday 17 November 4.00 - 5.00pm (Week 6) > Book Now

The following sessions are all repeated from Week 4:

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, Penny Roberts and Kerry Webb
Friday 19 November 9.15 - 10.15am (Week 6) > 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: Angela Carritt, Penny Roberts and Kerry Webb
Friday 19 November 10.15 - 11.15am  (week 6) > 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:  Jayne Plant
Friday 19 November 11.30 - 12.30pm (Week 6) > 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 usered@bodleian.ox.ac.uk.

Further information about the WISER programme is available on the Bodleian Libraries website.

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