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Bodleian iSkills Courses

Open Access: What's Happening?
Wednesday 25th April 2pm -3pm
A briefing on open access publishing and Oxford's position: Green vs. Gold; funder mandates and publisher policies; Oxford Research Archive (ORA) and Symplectic; OA website/ helpline; what's new.

Introduction to literature searching for DPhils and researchers
Dates TBC
In this practical workshop you will explore how to:
•Formulate search strategies to address research questions
•Choose appropriate databases and search engines
•Store and manage references
•Keep up to date with new research over the life cycle of your DPhil

Introduction to systematic reviews & evidence synthesis - searching for studies
Dates TBC
In this workshop you will be introduced to the principles underpinning the conduct of literature searches for systematic reviews and evidence syntheses

Introduction to Mendeley
Dates TBC
This hour-long session will introduce you to Mendeley (www.mendeley.com), 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.

Introduction to Endnote
Dates TBC
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.

Research Impact
Dates TBC
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.

Please see here for further information about Bodleian iSkills courses and booking onto these.

 

 

Consulatations

Our team of Outreach and Subject Librarians support all aspects of learning, research, and clinical care including literature searches, information skills training and advice, keeping you up to date, receiving book and journal recommendations, help and advice on managing references, induction sessions for new staff and students, teaching as part of the curriculum, general reference enquiries and much more.
Our librarians are happy to come out to you and you can book book a one to one consultation in your lab, office, ward or classroom, as well as in the library. We are also able to offer consultations via Skype. Contact your Outreach Librarian or Subject Librarian to discuss your requirements or set up a meeting.