Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Bodleian iSkills sessions in week 3

Places are available at all the sessions listed below. To book your free place, click on the links below (you will need your Single Sign On username and password to complete the booking process). Bodleian Reader's card holders who are not University members can book by contacting the Bodleian's User Education team.

Bodleian iSkills: Finding stuff - scholarly literature for your research
Monday 1st February, 14.00-17.00; repeated Wednesday 10th February, 9.15-12.15
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, Kate Beeby, Angela Carritt, Helen Worrell
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road

Bodleian iSkills: Getting started in Oxford Libraries
Tuesday 2nd February, 10.00-12.00; repeated Wednesday 2nd March, 9.30-11.30
An introduction to Oxford Libraries including guidance on which libraries to use; accessing e-journals and other online resources; SOLO and other finding aids; and making the most of Library services.
Who is this session for? Anyone who would like an introduction to Oxford Libraries.
Presenters: Angela Carritt & Cathy Scutt.
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road

Bodleian iSkills: Managing Social Science Research
Tuesday 2nd February, 14.00-16.00
Good research data management is a vital component of academic practice. Part of this is the principle that the data used to develop the arguments and outcomes of your research should where possible be effectively stored, preserved and usable. This session introduces the University’s research data policy and outlines the practical impact this will have on the work of researchers. Some of the tools in preparation to meet the requirements will be outlined as well as services that are already available. Main subjects will include: Common dangers and pitfalls of digital data; Effective organisation of your data; Getting the most from your data and producing a data management plan; Data creation and funder requirements; Preserving data, embargoes and access restrictions; Oxford based tools for research data management (RDM). This session is not only essential during your DPhil but will be invaluable if you plan to continue in the field of research as a career.
Who is this session for? All DPhil Students and Research Staff in the Social Sciences
Presenter: John Southall
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road

Bodleian iSkills: Your thesis, copyright & ORA
Wednesday 3rd February, 14.00-15.00
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 their thesis for upload to ORA.
Who is this session for? All DPhil Students and Research Staff
Presenters: David Watson, Jason Partridge and Sarah Barkla
Venue: Radcliffe Science Library, Parks Road

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Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Bodleian iSkills sessions in weeks 1 and 2

In addition to workshops on reference management, the following sessions are also coming up on the Bodleian's iSkills programme:

Open Access Oxford - what's happening?
Thursday 21st January 11.00-12.00; repeated Thursday 18th February 14.00-15.00 and Tuesday 1st March 11.00-12.00
A briefing on open access publishing and Oxford's position: Green vs. Gold; funder mandates and publisher policies; Oxford Research Archive (ORA) and Symplectic; OA website/ helpline; what's new.
Who is this session for? Research support staff, administrators and librarians, researchers and academics.
Presenter: Juliet Ralph
Venue: Radcliffe Science Library

Moving from research question to literature review in the Social Sciences
Thursday 28th January 14.00-16.00
This 2 hour workshop will be invaluable for researchers hoping to find suitable literature for their literature review, for which a well constructed set of search terms and an understanding of online search engines are prerequisites. This workshop will allow researchers to use their own research questions to build a search and apply it to a range of databases. Techniques for structuring a search will be explained, an overview of key online resources for the social sciences will be given , major search tools will be explored, and strategies for approaching large results sets and sourcing papers will be discussed. This practical workshop will involve paper exercises and online activities using attendees own research topics.
Who is this session for? All DPhil Students and Research Staff in the Social Sciences
Presenters: Helen Worrell and Craig Finlay
Venue: Social Science Library, Manor Road

To book a free place on either of these sessions, click on the relevant link above (you will need your Single Sign On username and password to complete the booking process). Bodleian Reader's card holders who are not University members can book iSkills sessions by emailing the User Education team.

Monday, 18 January 2016

Bodleian iSkills: Reference management workshops in Hilary Term

There are places available at the following workshops on reference management software which are taking place during Hilary Term. The sessions are free to attend, but you will need to book your place in advance via the IT Services website 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 University members can book places on iSkills courses by emailing the Bodleian's user education team.

RefWorks for Humanities
Wednesday 27th January, 9.15-12.15
RefWorks is an online tool which allows you to manage your citations/references, insert them into your work as footnotes or intext citations, automatically generate bibliographies and easily switch between citation styles. This introduction is open to all, but the section on importing references will focus on Humanities examples.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers.
Presenters: Bethan Jenkins, Helen Matthews, Angela Carritt
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road

Refworks for Sciences and Social Sciences
Wednesday 27th January, 9.15-12.15
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. This introduction is open to all but the section on importing references will focus on Science/Social Science examples.
Presenters: Nia Roberts, Gigi Horsfield, Angela Carritt
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road

Referencing: Choosing and using software
Thursday 28th January 9.15-12.15; repeated Friday 19th February 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, ColWiz and Papers.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers.
Presenters: Oliver Bridle, Erika Delbeque, Sophie Staves, Pamela Stanworth, Angela Carritt
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road

Mendeley
Friday 12th February, 9.30-12.00
Mendeley is a reference management package that helps you build libraries of references and then add citations and bibliographies to word processed documents. This session will be run in two parts with a break in between. If you are an advanced user of Mendeley you need only attend the second part, starting at 11.00.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers, academics and undergraduates wishing to use reference management software.
Presenters: Oliver Bridle, Sophia Staves
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road

Zotero
Monday 15th February, 14.00-17.00
Zotero is a reference management package that enables you to build libraries of references and add citations and bibliographies to word processed documents. This introduction covers the main features of Zotero.
Presenter: Erika Delbecque
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road

The full iSkills schedule for this term is available here.