Friday, 28 October 2016

Bodleian iSkills workshops in Week 4



The Bodleian iSkills programme for Week 4 of Michaelmas term includes workshops on a collaborative research writing tool; reference management software; resources for Film Studies; and social science data and statistics. All the sessions are free to attend, but you need to book a place in advance. To book, click on the title links below (Single Sign On username and password required). If you are a Bodleian Reader's card holder without an SSO, or if you encounter any problems with the online booking system, please email the User Education team to book your place.

Authorea: a collaborative, data driven research writing tool
Monday 31 October, 14.00-15.00 (Week 4)

Authorea is a tool scholars can use to write, discuss and share research. Find out how it can help with Open Science, scientific communication and research reproducibility.

Who is this session for? For students writing their first paper and researchers seeking more collaborative alternatives to Word, LaTeX and Google Docs.
Presenter: Karolina Mosiadz
Venue: Radcliffe Science Library, Training Room

Bodleian iSkills for the Medical Sciences Division: Introduction to Endnote
Monday 31 October, 15.00-16.00 and Tuesday 1 November, 15.00-16.00 (Week 4)

Do you need help managing your references? Do you need help citing references in your documents? This hour-long session will introduce you to Endnote X7, which can help you to store, organise and retrieve your references and PDFs, as well as cite references in documents and create bibliographies quickly and easily.

Who is this session for? Postgraduate students, researchers and university staff based on the Old Road Campus or in Medical Sciences Division departments elsewhere in Headington.
Presenter: Eli Harriss.
Venue: The Knowledge Centre, Group Study Room, Old Road Campus Research Building, Headington.

Information resources for Film Studies
Wednesday 2 November, 14.00-15.00 (Week 4)

Tools and tips for starting your research in film studies. 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; citing films.

Who is this session for? Anyone using film resources for a dissertation, thesis or research.
Presenter: Helen Scott
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road

Bodleian iSkills for the Medical Sciences Division: Introduction to Mendeley
Thursday 3 November, 10.00-11.00 (Week 4)

Do you need help managing your references? Do you need help citing references in your documents? This hour-long session will introduce you to Mendeley, a free programme which can help you to store, organise and retrieve your references and PDFs, as well as cite references in documents and create bibliographies quickly and easily.

Who is this session for? Postgraduate students, researchers and university staff based on the Old Road Campus or in Medical Sciences Division departments elsewhere in Headington.
Presenter: Eli Harriss.
Venue: Group Study Room, the Knowledge Centre, Old Road Campus Research Building, Headington.

Social Science Data Archives and Statistical Databases
Thursday 3 November, 14.00-16.00 (Week 4)

This session provides an overview of macro and micro data sources for social scientists, including national data archives, subscription services, economic and business data, and offers some pointers for further searching.

Who is this session for? Postgraduate students and research staff in the Social Sciences. This workshop will be most beneficial to those researchers planning to use secondary data sources (quantative and qualitative and mixed) as part of their research or wish to learn more about data archives.
Presenter: John Southall.
Venue: Social Science Library, Information Skills Training Room.

Referencing: Choosing and using software
Friday 4 November, 09.15-12.15 (Week 4)

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, Pamela Stanworth, Angela Carritt, Suke Wolton.
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road.

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