Tuesday, 6 November 2012
WISER coming up: E-books, News sources, and Research Skills Toolkit
WISER: E-Books (Tuesday 13 November 2.00 – 3.00) (wk 6) - This session will introduce Oxford’s collection of e-books, helping you not only to successfully locate e-books but also to manipulate them and make the most of their functionality.
Who is this session for? All members of Oxford University. Presenters: Hilla Wait and Jo Gardner. > Book Now
WISER: E-Book Readers (Tuesday 13 November 3.15 – 4.15) (wk 6) - 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? These and similar questions will be considered with reference to the i-Pad, the Amazon Kindle and Sony Touch e-readers and smart phones.
Who is this session for? All members of Oxford University and other Bodleian Libraries readers Presenters: Hilla Wait and Jo Gardner > Book now
WISER: Searching online news sources (Fri 16 Nov 10.15 – 12.15) (wk 6) - News sources are primary resources for researching contemporary political and social issues. This session will provide an overview of the key resources and hands-on exercises with databases such as Nexis UK, Factiva, and Proquest.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers and academics. Presenter: Mark Janes > Book Now
Research Skills Toolkit – An introduction to 10 key IT and information tools and skills for research students in a hands on workshop run jointly by IT Services and Bodleian Libraries. Sample topics include: reference management, keeping up to date, finding articles and papers, Excel pivot tables, finding and managing images, podcasting, Word for your thesis and measuring research impact. Who is this session for? Postgraduates > Check dates for your subject and book your place
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