Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Bodleian iSkills workshops in Week 1

Coming up next week: iSkills sessions on keeping up to date with new research; your thesis, copyright and ORA; getting started in Oxford Libraries; RefWorks; and information for Film Studies.

To book a free place on any of these sessions, click on the appropriate heading below (you will need your Single Sign On username and password to make a booking). Bodleian Reader's cardholders who are not members of the University can book by contacting the User Education team.

Bodleian iSkills: Getting information to come to you
Monday 25th April, 14:30-16:00
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: Helen Bond and Helen Worrell.
Venue: Social Science Library, IT Room Ground Floor.

Bodleian iSkills: Your thesis, copyright and ORA
Tuesday 26th April, 10:00-11:00
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? Doctoral research students.
Presenters: David Watson and Tuula Lindgren.
Venue: Radcliffe Science Library, Parks Road.

Bodleian iSkills: Getting started in Oxford Libraries
Wednesday 27th April, 09:30-12:30; repeated on 12th May and and 2nd June
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 and Cathy Scutt.
Venue: Social Science Library, IT Room Ground Floor.

Referencing: Refworks for Sciences and Social Sciences
Thursday 28th April, 09:30-12:30
RefWorks is an online tool which allows you to manage your references and 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.
Who is this session for? All University members and alumni.
Presenters: Nia Roberts, Gigi Horsfield and Angela Carritt
Venue: Radcliffe Science Library, Parks Road.

Bodleian iSkills: Information resources for Film Studies
Thursday 28th April, 14:00-15:00
This session offers tools and tips for starting your research in film studies. It includes an overview of the Film Studies collections at Oxford - films, books and more; effective searching for Film Studies monographs; finding Film Studies journal articles; and citing films.
Who is this session for? Anyone using film resources for a dissertation, thesis or research.
Presenter: Helen Scott.
Venue: Radcliffe Science Library, Parks Road.

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