Monday, 29 October 2012

WISER sessions coming up

This session will take place at IT Services, Banbury Road:

RefWorks for Humanities 
Tuesday 30 October, 2.00 – 5.00
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 Humanities examples.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers and academics and undergraduates wishing to use reference management software
Presenters: Valerie Lawrence and Alice Nelson. Book Now

The following sessions will be held at the Radcliffe Science Library:

WISER: Bibliometrics I  Who's citing you?
Tuesday 6 November, 10.00 – 11.00
An introduction to citation tracking as a tool for finding out who has cited your work. We will cover citation tracking using Web of Science, Scopus and Google Scholar and will include time for you to use each tool to find citations to your own work.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers and academics, staff involved in the REF or measuring impact.
Presenters: Juliet Ralph and Karine Barker > Book Now

WISER: Bibliometrics II – Tools of the trade
Tuesday 6 November, 11.15 – 12.15
An introduction to tools such as Web of Science and Scopus for calculating research impact in the Sciences and Social Sciences. How to find journal Impact Factors, calculate your h-index, find ‘hot’ papers and authors, and compare research output of individuals, institutions and countries.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers and academics, staff involved in the REF or measuring impact.
Presenters: Juliet Ralph and Angela Carritt > Book Now

All these courses are free to attend, but you must book a place in advance. University members can do so via the IT Services website by clicking on the links above. Holders of Bodleian Reader's Cards can book by emailing the Bodleian's User Education team.

Monday, 22 October 2012

Calling all first year Modern Linguists!

The Oxford University Language Centre Library has one of the largest collection of materials for language learning in the UK (covering around 150 languages), and it is now a lending library. It houses large stocks of DVDs in many languages, as well as the usual materials for language learning (audio, video, CALL, print) and past oral exam papers. While everyone at Oxford is entitled to use the Language Library, you do have to register as a user and take an induction tour before using or borrowing materials. There are library induction tours every weekday at 10.00am and 2.00pm - there is no need to book, just turn up five minutes before the start.

In order to encourage new Modern Languages students to visit the library and take an induction tour, the Language Centre is offering a £30 Blackwell’s voucher to the first year Modern Languages student whose name is drawn first from those who register and take an induction tour before the end of Week 3 (Friday, 26th October).