Bodleian Libraries Workshops and Talks: Research Impact / Open Access Journals and more...

Bodleian Libraries will be running workshops and talks in the areas of research impact and open access over the coming weeks. Please find more details below.

WISER Research Impact I: Who's citing you? (Tuesday 12 November 14.00-15.00)  This workshop introduces citation tracking as a technique for finding out who is citing your work using Web of Science, Scopus and Google Scholar. The session will cover how to track citations using the three tools and the pros and cons of each. We will also include time for you to try out each tool to find citations to your own work. 

Who is this session for?: Researchers, Academics, Research Support Staff and Research Postgraduates.

Presenters: Juliet Ralph and Karine Barker

Venue: Radcliffe Science Library > Please book your place online.

WISER Research Impact II Tools of the Trade (Tuesday 12 November 15.15 - 16.15). Following hard on the heels of Research Impact I, this workshop will focus in on using Web of Science and Scopus to calculate h-indexes, find highly cited journals and to measure the impact of individual institutions and countries. In addition we will look at using Essential Science Indicators to find "hot" papers and authors and the use of altmetrics to measure downloads and mentions in social media. 

Who is this session for?: Please note that this session is for researchers, Academics, Research Support Staff and Research Postgraduates in the Sciences and Social Sciences

Prior knowledge: If you are unfamiliar with citation tracking please attend Research Impact I: Who's citing you? first. 

Presenters: Juliet Ralph and Karine Barker

Venue: Radcliffe Science Library > Please book your place online.

Open Access: eLife - a new OA journal by scientists for scientists (Wednesday 27 November 11.00-12.00)
eLife launched in December 2012 as a funder-researcher collaborative and open-access journal for outstanding research in life sciences. Prof Chris Ponting (DPAG), Senior Editor, reports one year on. 
Who is this session for? Research postgraduates, academics, researchers and research support staff.
Venue: Radcliffe Science Library lounge
Presenters: Prof Chris Ponting (Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics and Senior Editor ofeLife). Please book your place online.

Other workshops coming up soon:

WISER: Web Archiving - Time Travel on the Web (Fri 22 Nov 10.30 - 12.00) (wk 6) - A basic introduction to the world of web archives. This session describes how web archives came into being, and introduces selected web archives and their potential uses.

Who is this session for? Anyone new to the idea of archiving web sites, wishing to obtain an overview of current provision especially postgraduate students, researchers, academics and university staff.

Venue: Radcliffe Science Library

Presenter: Susan Thomas > Please book your place online.

WISER: Tech Tools - Reference Management (Fri 22 Nov 9.15 - 12.15) (wk 6) - Keeping track of your references and formatting them correctly for your thesis or publication is a chore. Reference management software makes it easy and is worth investigating. This introductory session gives an overview of how it works and the pros and cons of RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero and Mendeley.

Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers, academics and undergraduates wishing to use reference management software.

Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road.

Presenters: Oliver Bridle, Pamela Stanworth, Kelly Schultz and Angela Carritt > Please book your place online.

WISER: Mendeley for reference management (Wed 27 Nov 2.00 - 5.00) (wk 7) - Mendeley is a reference management package that helps you build libraries of references and then add citations and bibliographies to word processed documents.

Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers, academics and undergraduates wishing to use reference management software.

Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road.

Presenter: Oliver Bridle and Owen Coxall > Please book your place online.

The Research Skills Toolkit (week 8 of Michaelmas Term and week 1 of Hilary Term) - A hands on workshop for research students introducing key tools, techniques and resources for research Topics covered in this 2 hour session include:

·  Reference management software

·  Literature searching and advanced search techniques

·  Keeping up to date with emerging research

·  Managing your thesis with Word

·  Analysing data with Excel pivot tables

·  Podcasting with Audacity and Weblearn

·  Free software for image manipulation

·  Measuring research impact

Who is this session for? These workshops are open to graduate researchers >check dates and book your place online.

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