Thursday, 3 November 2016

Bodleian iSkills in Week 5

Next week's iSkills programme includes workshops on a collaborative research tool, data management, research impact, reference management, and keeping up to date with new research. All the sessions are free to attend, but you need to book a place in advance. To book, click on the title links below (you will need your Single Sign On username and password). If you are a Bodleian Reader's card holder and do not have an SSO, or if you encounter 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 7 November, 12.00-13.00 (Week 5) - please note the new date for this course, postponed from 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 repoducibility.

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

Get managing your data off to a good start with MANTRA
Monday 7 November, 14.00-15.30 (Week 5)

MANTRA is an acclaimed online independent learning course which provides guidelines for good practice in research data management.

Who is this session for? Postgraduates and researchers. This will be particularly useful for DPhil students and early career researchers who are starting a research project.
Presenter: John Southall.
Venue: Social Science Library, Information Skills Training Room.

Research impact - citation analysis tools
Wednesday 9 November, 14.00-15.30 (Week 5)

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 and explain how to use each tool and its strengths and weaknesses.

Who is this session for? Current Oxford research postgraduates, researchers, academics, University and Library staff.
Presenters: Juliet Ralph and Karine Barker.
Venue: Radcliffe Science Library, Training Room

Referencing: Zotero
Friday 11 November, 09.15-12.15 (Week 5)

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.

Presenters: Erika Delbecque and Angela Carritt.
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road.

Getting information to come to you
Friday 11 November, 14.30-16.00 (Week 5)

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: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road.

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