Friday, 24 April 2015

Bodleian iSkills workshops on reference management

Two iSkills workshops on reference management are coming up in Weeks 2 and 3:

Tech Tools – Reference management
Friday 8th May, 9.15-12.15
Formatting your in text citations/footnotes and bibliography correctly for your thesis or publication is a chore. Reference management software makes it easier and saves you time. This introductory session gives an overview of how reference management works, explores the pros and cons of a wide range of reference management packages and gives you the opportunity to try out five different packages so that you can work out which one is best for you.   The packages included are RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero,  Mendeley and ColWiz.
Presenters: Oliver Bridle, Erika Delbeque, Sophie Staves, Pamela Stanworth, Angela Carritt
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road. >Book online

RefWorks for your Laptop
Wednesday 13th May, 9.30-12.30
RefWorks is an online tool which allows you to manage your references, insert them into your work, automatically generate bibliographies and easily switch between citation styles. At this introductory workshop you will set up and learn to use RefWorks on your own laptop. The session is open to all, but the section on importing references will focus on Science/Social Science examples.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers, academics and undergraduates wishing to use reference management software.
Presenters: Nia Roberts, Gigi Horsfield and Angela Carritt
Venue:  Jesus College Ship Street Centre  (next to the News Cafe) > Book online

Both sessions are free to attend, but you will need to book a place in advance, either by clicking on the links above (University members) or by emailing the Bodleian's user education team (Bodleian Reader's Card holders who are not members of the University).

Further workshops on reference management are scheduled for Week 6: Mendeley for reference management (booking opens on 3rd May), and RefWorks for Humanities (booking opens on 4 May).

Bodleian iSkills workshops in Week 1

The first iSkills workshops for Trinity Term focus on tools for finding scholarly literature for your research, and resources for historians. All the sessions are free to attend, but you will need to book a place in advance. Members of the University can book by clicking on the links below (you will need your Single Sign On username and password); holders of Bodleian Reader's Cards who are not members of the University can book by contacting the Bodleian's user education team.

Finding Stuff - Scholarly literature for your research
Monday 27th April, 14.00-17.00
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, Angela Carritt, Helen Worrell
Venue:  IT Services, 13 Banbury Road  >Book online

Online resources for historians
Friday 1st May, 9.15-10.30
A general introduction to the vast range of electronic resources which are available for all historical periods for British and Western European history: bibliographical databases, biographical/reference research aids, ebooks and ejournals, web portals, and collections of online primary source materials.
Who is this session for? Students, researchers and anyone interested in this topic.
Presenter:  Isabel Holowaty
Venue:  IT Services, 13 Banbury Road  >Book online

Sources for US history
Friday 1st May, 10.45-12.15
An introduction to key information sources and collections for the study of colonial America and US history. The session will provide an overview of the primary sources available in Oxford and online, as well as guidance on locating material for your research.
Who is this session for: Students, researchers and anyone interested in this topic.
Presenter: Jane Rawson
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road  >Book online