Thursday, 11 November 2010

WISER coming up

Next week's WISER sessions include sessions on e-books and keeping up-to-date, as well as a repeat of the WISER Finding Stuff sessions.

Find digital images for History of Science
Wednesday 17 November, 10.00 - 12 noon, Radcliffe Science Library Training Room
We subscribe to two of the biggest image databases, ARTstor and Bridgeman Education. They contain a million high-quality images suitable for use in papers and presentations. Both comprehensively cover locations, subjects, periods and media, but their content can be vastly different. Navigation and tools (eg Print, Save, Send) also differ. Find out more about the science-related content, searching and using images, at a presentation open to all Oxford University students and staff. The second half is a chance to practice; if you are unable to stay for the full two hours, you are still very welcome to attend.
Find out more about this session at
Please book your place with Juliet Ralph .

WISER: Technology Tools - Keeping Up To Date with Research
Wednesday 17 November 1.00 - 2.30pm
This session will help you to keep up to date with developments in your research field using a range of tools
including personal research / interest profiles, email alerting services, RSS feeds and more.
Presenters: Angela Carritt and Linda Atkinson.

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WISER: E-Books
Wednesday 17 November 3.00 - 4.00pm
An overview of what is currently available and how to access them from the point of view of the student, the researcher and the academic considering using e-books to resource their courses.
Presenter: Hilla Wait.
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WISER: E-Book Readers
Wednesday 17 November 4.00 - 5.00pm
How useful are e-book readers in academic work? Can they be used for accessing library materials? What are the features to look out for when considering purchase? Can they be used with pdf's? These and similar
questions will be considered with particular reference to the Amazon Kindle, Sony Touch and iPad e-readers.
Presenters: Isabel McMann and Laura Wilkinson.
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WISER: Finding Stuff - Books etc on SOLO
Friday 19 November 9.15 - 10.15am
A general introduction to finding books and journal titles in Oxford libraries using SOLO. For detailed information about searching for journal articles, theses and conference papers please see other titles in the WISER Finding Stuff series.
Presenters: Angela Carritt, Kerry Webb and Isabel McMann
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WISER: Finding Stuff - Journal Articles
Friday 19 November 10.15 - 11.15am
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: Angela Carritt, Kerry Webb and Isabel McMann
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WISER: Finding Stuff - Theses and Dissertations
Friday 19 November 11.30 - 12.30pm
This session offers guidance on finding theses, both those submitted to and held in Oxford, and those from other institutions in the UK and abroad. It will demonstrate how to exploit some of the main sources of information : SOLO, Index to Theses (UK and Ireland); and Dissertations and Theses (International) EThOS and ORA.
Presenter: Jayne Plant
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Keeping up with WISER

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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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