Friday, 12 February 2010

WISER coming up: Finding Stuff, Images, and RefWorks

Next week's WISER programme introduces WISER Finding Stuff, a series of four workshops aimed at helping you to find books, journal articles, theses and conference papers. In addition WISER Sourcing Images on Thursday will take a look at image repositories, and there are also a few places left on our RefWorks for Humanities class on Wednesday afternoon. Please book your places.

WISER Finding Stuff: Books
This session will focus on finding books for your research in Oxford and beyond. We will cover a number of search tools and catalogues and cover more advanced subject searching as well as basic author/title searches. The session will be mainly hands on with some demonstrations.
Presenters are Kerry Webb and Angela Carritt .
Date: Mon 15 Feb 9.15-10.15
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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.
Presenters: Kerry Webb and Angela Carritt
Date: Mon 15 Feb 10.15-11.15
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WISER Finding Stuff: Theses and Dissertations
This session offers guidance on finding theses, both those held in Oxford and those from other institutions in the UK and abroad. It will demonstrate how to exploit the main sources of information : SOLO, Index to Theses (UK and Ireland); and Dissertations and Theses (international) EThOS and ORA.
Presenter:Jayne Plant
Date: Mon 15 Feb 11.15-12.15
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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.
Presenters: James Shaw and Sue Bird .
Date: Mon 15 Feb 12.30-1.30. Please note new time.
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WISER: Sourcing Images
Introduction to some recommended digital image resources covering not only art and architecture, but also more generally the humanities, social sciences and sciences, for use in teaching and research. A brief overview to ARTstor will be included.
Presenters: Clare Hills-Nova and Victoria Brown.
Date: Thurs 18 Feb 12.30-1.30
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RefWorks for Humanities
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 Humanities examples.
Wednesday 17 February 2.00-5.00.
Presenters: Kate Petherbridge and Shona McLean.
Date: Wed 17 Feb 2.00-5.00
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