Tuesday, 29 January 2013

WISER sessions coming up in Week 4


During week 4 the Bodleian Libraries will be running workshops on RefWorks, measuring impact using bibliometrics, and finding books and journals:

RefWorks for Sciences and Social Sciences 
Monday 4 February, 9.15-12.15
This session is repeated (with examples from the Humanities) on Wednesday 13 February, 14.00-17.00. 
RefWorks is an online tool which allows you to manage your references/citations, 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 Science/Social Science examples.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers and academics and undergraduates wishing to use reference management software.
Presenters: Shona McLean and Nia Roberts > Book Now

WISER: Bibliometrics I - Who's citing you? 
Tuesday 5 February, 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. 
Please note – this session will take place at the Radcliffe Science Library. 
Presenters: Juliet Ralph and Karine Barker > Book Now

WISER: Bibliometrics II – Tools of the trade 
Tuesday 5 February, 11.15-12.15 
An introduction to tools such as Journal Citation Reports, Web of Science, Scopus and Essential Science Indicators for calculating research impact in the Sciences and Social Sciences.  We cover: finding journal Impact Factors, calculating your h-index, finding  ‘hot’ papers and authors,  comparing  research output of institutions and countries, and the emerging area of altmetrics.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers and academics, staff involved in the REF or measuring impact. 
Please note – this session will take place at the Radcliffe Science Library. 
Presenters: Juliet Ralph and Karine Barker > Book Now

WISER: Finding Stuff – Books etc on SOLO 
Friday 8 February, 14.00-15.00
This is a repeat of the session which takes place on 30 January. 
An introduction to SOLO for finding books, journal titles and other materials in Oxford libraries. The session will cover effective search techniques, placing hold requests for items in the stacks, reservations and using the SOLO eshelf and saved searches.
Who is this session for? All members of Oxford University and other Bodleian Libraries readers.
Presenters: Joanne Edwards and Angela Carritt > Book Now

WISER: Finding Stuff – Journal Articles 
Friday 8 February, 15.00-16.15
This is a repeat of the session which took place on 28 January. 
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.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers and academics.
Presenters: Kerry Webb, Isabel McMann and Angela Carritt > Book Now

All these courses are free to attend (though you must book a place in advance) and, with the exception of the Bibliometrics courses, take place at IT Services, 13 Banbury. University members can book by clicking on the links above; Bodleian Reader’s card holders can book by emailing usered@bodleian.ox.ac.uk, quoting the barcode number on their card.

Monday, 21 January 2013

WISER sessions in week 3


The following courses will all take place at IT Services, 13 Banbury Road. The sessions are free to attend, but you need to book a place in advance. Members of the University can do so by clicking on the links below; holders of Bodleian Reader's Cards can do so by emailing usered@bodleian.ox.ac.uk, quoting their Reader's Card barcode number. 

WISER: Finding Stuff – Journal Articles
Monday 28 January, 9.30-10.45
(Repeated Friday 8 February, 15.00-16.15)
An introduction to finding journal articles to support your research and learning. We will focus on searching for articles by subject and keyword and will cover sophisticated bibliographic databases and journal indexes as well as more basic search engines such as the SOLO ‘Journal Articles’ services. The session will include  time for you to practice using a scholarly database in your subject area.  Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers and academics.
Presenters: Kerry Webb, Isabel McMann and Angela Carritt > Book Now 

WISER: Finding Stuff – Conferences
Monday 28 January, 10.45-11.45 
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.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers and academics.
Presenters: James Shaw and Sue Bird > Book Now 

WISER: Finding Stuff – Books, etc. on SOLO
Wednesday 30 January, 14.00-15.00
(Repeated Friday 8 February, 14.00-15.00)
An introduction to SOLO for finding books, journal titles and other materials in Oxford libraries. The session will cover effective search techniques, placing hold requests for items in the stacks, reservations and using the SOLO eshelf and saved searches.
Who is this session for? All members of Oxford University and other Bodleian Libraries readers.
Presenters: Joanne Edwards and Angela Carritt > Book Now 

WISER: Finding Stuff – Theses and Dissertations
Wednesday 30 January, 15.15 – 16.30
 An introduction to finding theses in Oxford and from universities around the world. The session will cover SOLO for theses, EThOS and Proquest’s Dissertations and Theses. 
Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers and academics.
Presenter: Craig Finlay and Angela Carritt > Book Now 

WISER: Your thesis, copyright and ORA
Friday 1 February, 15.45 – 16.45
Oxford DPhil students are required to deposit a copy of their thesis in ORA (Oxford University Research Archive). This session will focus on copyright and other issues that DPhil students need to take into account when preparing and writing their thesis so that they do not encounter problems when they deposit. DPhils are encouraged to attend this session early so that they can make sensible decisions regarding rights from the start of their research.
Who is this session for? Research Postgraduates who are required to write a thesis.
Presenter: Catherine Goudie > Book Now