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, 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

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