Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Upcoming WISER workshops

WISER (Workshops in Information Skills and Electronic Research) is a free programme of classes designed to help you to make effective use of electronic and other library resources. See: for a full overview.

WISER: Finding Stuff - Books etc on SOLO. A general introduction to finding books and journal titles in Oxford libraries using SOLO and OLIS. Thursday 9 June 12.30 - 1.30pm

WISER: Finding Stuff - Journal Articles. This session will focus on finding journal articles for your research using a wide range of databases as well as developing effective search strategies. There will be plenty of time for participants to try out their own searches using databases for their subject. Thursday 9 June 1.30 - 2.30pm

WISER: Finding Stuff - Theses and Dissertations. This session offers guidance on finding theses, both those submitted to and held in Oxford, and those from other institutions in the UK and abroad. It will demonstrate how to exploit some of the main sources of information : SOLO, Index to Theses (UK and Ireland); and Dissertations and Theses (International) EThOS and ORA. Thursday 9 June 2.45 - 3.45pm

WISER: Finding Stuff - Conferences. Conference papers can be difficult to find but they are valuable because they describe cutting-edge research. This session will enable you to find out about forthcoming conferences and also to locate the published papers of proceedings which have taken place. Thursday 9 June 3.45 - 4.45pm

WISER: Getting information to come to you. This session will show you how to set up alerts to journals, databases and websites, so that you receive notifications when new content is added. Participants will have the opportunity to set up feed readers and/or email notifications during the session Wednesday 15 June 3.30 - 5.00pm

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