Monday, 28 April 2014

WISER sessions in Week 2

WISER: Tech Tools - Reference Management
Tuesday 6 May, 9.15-12.15
Keeping track of your references and formatting them correctly for your thesis or publication is a chore. Reference management software makes it easy and is worth investigating. This introductory session gives an overview of how it works and the pros and cons of RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero and Mendeley.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers,  academics and undergraduates wishing to use reference management software.
Presenters: Oliver Bridle, Pamela Stanworth, Kelly Schultz and Angela Carritt
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road > Book your place


WISER: Information Sources for African Studies
Thursday 8 May, 10.00-11.30
This session will introduce key information sources for African Studies. You will be shown useful finding tools to locate relevant material via SOLO and how to search them, as well as important portals and gateways to libraries and archives of online primary texts. There will be time for a brief hands-on.
Who is this session for? Researchers, academic staff, graduates and anyone interested in the topic.
Presenters: Lucy McCann and Sarah Rhodes
Venue: Social Science Library, Manor Road > Book your place


WISER: Getting information to come to you
Thursday 8 May, 2.00-3.30
Keeping up to date with new research is important but time consuming!  This session will show you how to set up automatic alerts so that you are notified about new articles and other publications and when key web sites are updated.    Participants will have the opportunity to set up RSS feed readers and/or email notifications during the session.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers and academics.
Presenters:  Jane Rawson and Helen Matthews
Venue: Radcliffe Science Library > Book your place

All of these sessions are free to attend, but you need to book a place in advance. University members can book via the IT Services website by clicking on the links above (Single Sign On required). Holders of Bodleian Reader's cards who are not members of the University can book by contacting the Bodleian Libraries user education team directly.