Welcome to the new term, and to the new iSkills programme! Bodleian iSkills is a series of workshops designed for postgraduates and researchers, covering information discovery and searching for scholarly materials, using reference management tools such as RefWorks and Mendeley, keeping up to date with research, measuring research impact, Open Access and Research Data Management. These workshops are FREE but online booking is essential.
Below are the workshops coming up in Week 2. Click on any title to go to the booking page.
Bodleian iSkills: Getting started in Oxford Libraries (Mon 15 October 09.30-12.30)
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.
Bodleian iSkills: Getting information to come to you (Tue 16 October 10.00-11.30)
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.
Bodleian iSkills: E-books (Fri 19 October 09.15-10.45)
The Bodleian Libraries has over 624,000 e-books, with titles in all subject areas, but do you feel confident in finding and using them? This workshop will cover finding e-books and how to use and manipulate them.
Who is this session for? Anyone who is interested
Presenters: Hilla Wait, Kat Steiner
Bodleian iSkills: E-book readers (Fri 19 October 11.00-12.15)
Reading on E-Book Readers such as Kindle or Nook and using apps for iPad and Android devices is increasingly popular, but how useful are these devices for academic work? This workshop will look at a range of devices and apps on the market and will cover key features to look out for when considering purchase. The workshop will also include an opportunity to try out a range of devices.
Who is this session for? Anyone who is interested.