Monday, 2 November 2015

Bodleian iSkills workshops in Week 5

Places are available on the following workshops in Week 5:

Bodleian iSkills: UK Parliamentary and Government materials - an introduction
Tuesday 10th November, 10.00-12.00
A general overview of the main sources for finding and accessing historical UK parliamentary material, pre-1800 and post-1800, including sources for government publications both in print and in electronic format.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates and researchers who are new to working with parliamentary and/or government document or who would like a refresher on the main sources available.
Presenter:  Hannah Chandler
Venue:  Social Science Library, Manor Road  >Book a place

Bodleian iSkills: Research impact - citation analysis tools
Wednesday 11th November, 14.00-15.30
During this introduction to citation tracking and bibliometrics we will use a range of 'impact factor' tools to find top journals and conferences, count citations and measure the impact of publications and researchers. We will cover Journal Citation Reports, SCImago Journal Rank, Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar, Essential Science Indicators, ORCID and more, explain how to use each tool, and consider their strengths and weaknesses.
Who is this session for?  Current Oxford research postgraduates, researchers, academics, University and Library staff.
Presenters:  Karine Barker, Juliet Ralph, Karen Langdon
Venue: Radcliffe Science Library, Parks Road  >Book a place

Bodleian iSkills: Archives and modern papers for Social Sciences
Wednesday 11th November, 14.00-15.30
The Bodleian’s Weston Library has a wealth of special collections and archival resources covering almost all aspects of modern British society and culture. This session will introduce key finding aids and get you started with the research skills needed to make the most of these resources.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers and other Bodleian Libraries readers considering using special collections
Presenter: Michael Hughes
Venue: Horton Room, Weston Library  >Book a place

Bodleian iSkills:  Social Science data archives & statistical databases
Friday 23rd October, 10.30-12.30
An overview of macro and micro data sources for social scientists including national data archives, subscription services, economic and business data.  During the session, we will also offer some pointers for further searching.
Presenter:  John Southall
Venue:  Social Science Library, Manor Road   >Book a place

To book your free place, either click on the links above (Oxford University members - you will need your Single Sign On username and password), or email the Bodleian's User Education team (Bodleian Reader's Card holders who are not University members).

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