Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Bodleian Libraries' training - week 6

Here are some general training sessions next week. For help finding material specific to Education, please email Kate ( or Sophie (

WISER: Finding Stuff - Books etc on SOLO [Wednesday 30 May 14.00 -
14.45] - An introduction to SOLO for finding books, journal titles and
other materials in Oxford libraries. The session will cover effective
search techniques, placing hold requests for items in the stacks,
reservations and using the SOLO eshelf and saved searches.  Book your
place online

WISER: Finding Stuff - Journal Articles [Wednesday 30 May 14.45 - 16.00]
- 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. Book your place

 WISER: Finding stuff - Conferences [Wednesday 30 May 16.00 - 17.00]  -
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.  Book your place online

WISER: Online Sources for Historians [Friday 1 June 14.00 - 15.15] - A
general introduction to the vast range of electronic resources which are
available for all historical periods for British and West European
history including  bibliographical databases, biographical and reference
research aids, e-books and ejournals, web portals and collections of
online primary source materials.  Book your place online

WISER: Sources for US History  [Friday 1 June 15.30 - 17.00] - An
introduction to key information sources for the study of colonial
America & US history. Starting with finding tools to locate material,
examples of source materials will then be shown including archival,
microform, printed/online collections & useful web portals & audiovisual
collections. Book your place online.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Bodleian Libraries workshops next week

ARTstor and Bridgeman: Using images in teaching and learning [Tuesday 15 May 14:00-16:00] - This workshops covers two major digital image collections subscribed to by the University - ARTstor and Bridgeman Education - geared to research and teaching in the humanities, history of science and medicine, and social sciences.  The session will cover searching, viewing, presenting and managing images.    Presenters:  Clare Hills-Nova and Vicky Brown.  > Book you place

WISER: Getting information to come to you [Wednesday 16 May 14.00 - 15.30] – How to keep abreast of new publications and papers in your research area, research news and opportunities using RSS feeds and email alerts. The session will include a demonstration and time to set up an RSS reader or email notifications.  Presenters: Jane Rawson and Penny Schenk.  >Book your place.

WISER: Manuscripts [Wednesday 16 May 15.30 - 17.00] – An overview of the rich heritage collections preserved in the Bodleian. This session will also help readers to locate relevant material and describe the procedures for access and getting assistance.  Presenter: Mike Webb. > Book your place

RefWorks for Sciences and Social Sciences [Friday 18 May 14.00 - 17.00] - RefWorks is an online tool which allows you to manage your references, 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. Presenters: Nia Roberts and Shona MacLean > Book your place
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