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.

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