Tuesday, 13 November 2012

WISER sessions in week 7

Places are available on the following courses, which take place at IT Services, 13 Banbury Road. The sessions are free to attend, but you need to book a place in advance, either by clicking on the links below (University members) or by emailing the Bodleian Libraries User Education team (Bodleian Reader's card holders).

WISER: Social science data services
Tuesday 20 November, 2.00-4.00
Social science data services provide archives of data for use by researchers and students. The session will provide an overview of the available services and exercises with the Economic and Social Data Service and ICPSR.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers and academics.
Presenter: Mark Janes.   Book Now  

ARTstor and Bridgeman: using images in teaching and learning
Tuesday 20 November, 2.00-4.00
The course examines two major digital image collections subscribed to by the University - ARTstor and Bridgeman Education - geared to research and teaching in the humanities, history of science and medicine, and social sciences. Viewing, presenting and managing images are also covered.
Who is this session for? All members of Oxford University.
Presenters: Clare Hills Nova and Vicky Brown.   Book Now

Friday, 9 November 2012

WISER sessions in 6th week

The following courses all take place at IT Services, 13 Banbury Road, and are free to attend; however, you must book a place in advance. University members can book via the IT Services website by clicking on the links below. Holders of Bodleian Reader's cards can book by emailing the Bodleian Libraries' User Education team.

More information about the WISER programme can be found on the Oxford LibGuides website.

WISER: E-Books
Tuesday 13 November, 2.00 – 3.00
How to find e-books and how to use and manipulate them, from the point of view of the student, the researcher and the academic.
Who is this session for? All members of Oxford University
Presenters:  Hilla Wait and Jo Gardner.   Book Now


WISER: E-Book Readers
Tuesday 13 November 3.15 – 4.15
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? These and similar questions will be considered with reference to the i-Pad, the Amazon Kindle and Sony Touch e-readers and smart phones.
Who is this session for? All members of Oxford University and other Bodleian Libraries readers
Presenters:  Hilla Wait and Jo Gardner.  Book now


WISER: Searching online news sources
Friday 16 November, 10.15 – 12.15
News sources are primary resources for researching contemporary political and social issues. This session will provide an overview of the key resources and hands-on exercises with databases such as Nexis UK, Factiva, and Proquest.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers and academics
Presenter: Mark Janes.  Book Now