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.
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
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
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