Monday, 21 February 2011

WISER sessions this week

There are lots of WISER sessions on offer this week, including several that will help you to use a wide range of resources to find the various sorts of material you need, as well as others on getting information to come to you, resources for learning modern languages, and maps and mapping.

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: Isabel McMann, Penny Roberts, Kerry Webb and Angela Carritt
Tuesday 22 February 9.15-10.15 (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: Kerry Webb, Isabel McMann, Penny Roberts and Angela Carritt
Tuesday 22 February 10.15-11.15 (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. Presenter: Jayne Plant
Tuesday 22 February 11.30-12.30 (week 6)   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
Tuesday 22 February 12.30-1.30 (week 6)  Book Now

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
Presenters: Jane Rawson and Penny Schenk
Thursday 24 February 9.15-10.45 (week 6)  Book Now

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
Thursday 24 February 11.00-12.15 (week 6)   Book Now

WISER Maps and Mapping

Many areas of research use spatial data and digital mapping is an ideal way to present it.  This presentation will cover both web based resources (online map collections etc) and the digital mapping facilities available in the Bodleian.  
Presenter:  Debbie Hall
Friday 25 February 12.30-1.30 (week 6)  Book Now

All the sessions take place at OUCS on Banbury Road and are free to attend, but you will need to book a place in advance. If you are a member of the University, you can do this by clicking on the links above. If you have a Bodleian reader's card but are not a University member, please contact to book your place.

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