Thursday, 28 October 2010

WISER coming up: Finding books, articles, theses and conferences

Do you have trouble finding stuff in the Library or online? If so, check out the WISER Finding Stuff series next Wednesday afternoon.  We will be covering books, journal articles, theses and dissertations and

WISER: Finding Stuff - Books etc on SOLO
An introduction to finding books and journal titles in Oxford libraries using SOLO.
Presenters: Angela Carritt and Penny Roberts. 
Date: Wednesday 3 November 12.30pm - 1.30pm (Week 4) (repeated Friday 19 November 9.15 - 10.15am Week 6)
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WISER: Finding Stuff - Journal Articles
This session will focus on finding journal articles for your research and will cover a broad range
of databases as well as helping you to develop effective search strategies.  There will be plenty of time for participants to try out their own searches using databases for their subject.
Presenters: Angela Carritt and Penny Roberts.
Date: Wednesday 3 November 1.30 - 2.30pm (Week 4) (this class will be repeated Friday 19 November 10.15 - 11.15am Week 6)
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WISER: Finding Stuff - Theses and Dissertations
Guidance on finding theses, both those submitted to and held in Oxford, and those from other institutions in the UK and abroad. The session will demonstrate how to exploit some of the main sources of information including SOLO, Index to Theses (UK and Ireland), Dissertations and Theses (International), EThOS
and ORA.
Presenter:  Jayne Plant
Date: Wednesday 3 November 2.30 - 3.30pm (Week 4) (repeated Friday 19
November 11.30 - 12.30pm Week 6)
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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: Wednesday 3 November 3.30 - 4.30pm  (Week 4)
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Not a member of Oxford University?
If you have a Bodleian Libraries readers card you are welcome to attend WISER sessions even if you are not a member of the University. Please email to book your place.  Members of Oxford University should book using the
links above.

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