Thursday, 21 May 2009

WISER coming up

WISER: ORA - Oxford University Research Archive
Tuesday 26 May 2009, 12.30-13.30, OUCS
ORA is a highly visible online archive of publications and other digital materials produced by Oxford researchers. You will explore this growing collection and find out how researchers can deposit items. Discover the advantages of using ORA for preserving and accessing Oxford research.
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Sally Rumsey

Google Scholar - pros and cons
Wednesday 27 May 2009, 12.30-1.30, RSL Training Room
Google Scholar offers a very convenient method of retrieving article citations and often the accompanying full text, and is growing in popularity. This session offers tips on using it effectively and extending your search to other sources should Scholar's coverage prove inadequate for your purposes. You do not have to book a place to attend a session.
Roger Mills

WISER: Early English Books Online (EEBO)
Friday 29 May 2009, 12.30-13.30, OUCS
In this hands-on session, you will discover how the images and full text are created, how authoritative they are, and how to: search more effectively, including within a text, manipulate and print the images and full text and use alternative interfaces to get the most out of the content.
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Pip Willcox and Judith Siefring

The full program for the current term is now available at: and

Attending these workshops, delivered by subject librarians, will give you an excellent opportunity to gain understanding of the specialist information resources available. These sessions will save you time and make your searches more effective. Please note that individual assistance is also available on request direct from subject librarians. (See Please email if you need more information about the WISER sessions.

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