Wednesday, 23 October 2013

WISER session in week 2

The WISER (Workshops in Information Skills and Electronic Resources) programme is designed to help you make effective use of scholarly materials. The following session is coming up this week:

WISER: Finding stuff – scholarly literature for your research 
Friday 25 October, 9.15-12.15 (repeated Friday 8 November, 2.00-5.00)

A practical introduction to searching for scholarly materials to support your research, covering a range of tools for finding monographs, journal articles, conference papers, theses and more.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers and academics
Presenters:  Joanne Edwards, Craig Finlay, Sue Bird and Angela Carritt > Book your place

This session takes place at IT Services, 13 Banbury Road, and is free to attend, although you do need to book a place in advance. Oxford University members can book via the IT Services website by clicking on the link above. Holders of Bodleian Reader's Cards who do not have a Single Sign On username can book a place by contacting the Bodleian's User Education team

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Research Skills Toolkit workshops

The Bodleian Libraries and IT Services are offering free, hands-on workshops for first- and second-year graduate researchers, introducing key tools, techniques and resources for different subject areas. Topics covered in the two-hour session include:

  • Reference management software
  • Literature searching and advanced search techniques
  • Keeping up to date with emerging research
  • Managing your thesis with Word
  • Analysing data with Excel pivot tables
  • Podcasting with Audacity and Weblearn
  • Free software for image manipulation
  • Measuring research impact
  • Your thesis, copyright and submitting to ORA.

During the session, you will also meet with subject specialists who can provide help and guidance on further training.

These events take place at IT Services, 13 Banbury Road, during week 8 of Michaelmas Term and week 1 of Hilary Term. Workshops will be offered in the following subject areas:

  • Medical sciences
  • Mathematical, physical, and life sciences
  • Social sciences
  • Humanities (general)
  • History, archaeology, and classics
  • English
  • Oriental Studies.

You can find out more and book a place by visiting the Research Skills Toolkit website (on Weblearn - SSO log in required).