Wednesday, 20 October 2010

WISER coming up

WISER (Workshops in Information Skills and Electronic Resources) is a series of free workshops run by Oxford Libraries to help you to make the most of electronic and printed information sources in your research and learning.     Next week we kick off the academic year by taking a look at bibliometrics and citation tracking for measuring research impact and also introduce the reference management tool, RefWorks.   

WISER: Who's citing you? Tools for tracking citations
Knowing where and how often you're cited is increasingly important for grant and job applications. In addition citation tracking can help you to follow the progress of research over time and to analyse how papers in your research field relate to one another. In this session we introduce citation tracking using Web of Science, Scopus and Google Scholar and demonstrate how each service can be used to find out who's citing you!    There will be time during the session to practice using each service. This session is followed by "WISER: Bibliometrics: The Black Art of Citation Ranking" which will examine impact factors in greater detail.   Presenters: Juliet Ralph and Angela Carritt 
Date: Wednesday 27 October 2.00 - 3.30pm (Week 3).
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WISER: Bibliometrics - the Black Art of Citation Ranking
Mystified by metrics? Anxious about impact factors? Happy with your h-index? Measuring research impact is increasingly important when making grant applications, comparing the outputs of research groups and even in recruitment and selection.   This session covers how they work, how they are interpreted and how to make them work for you!  We will look at measuring the impact of individual papers, researchers and research groups and finding highly cited journals.
Presenters: Juliet Ralph and Angela Carritt
Date:  Wednesday 27 October 3.30 - 4.30pm (Week 3).
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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.
Presenters: Valerie Lawrence and Shona McLean.
Date.  Friday 29 October 9.15am - 12.15pm (Week 3).
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