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.

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