Dec and Jan Research Skills Toolkit for Medical Sciences Division

Need to brush up on your IT and information skills for research? Why not come to a Research Skills Toolkit? These free 2 hour workshops introduce key software and online tools for your research, hone your searching and information skills and introduce you to subject specialists. Topics on offer include:

  • Finding articles, papers, conferences and theses
  • Keeping up to date and current awareness
  • Using Endnote to manage your references
  • Manipulating images using Gimp
  • Managing your thesis with word
  • Analyzising data with Excel pivot tables
  • Podcasting with Audacity
  • Plagiarism and how to avoid it
  • Your thesis, copyright and ORA
  •  Finding highly cited journals and measuring research impact

Wednesday 2nd December 10.00 - 12 noon

Thursday 3rd December 14.00 - 16.00

Wednesday 20th January 10 - 12 noon 

Thursday 21st January 10 - 12 noon  

Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road

Intended audience: First-year higher-degree researchers and students. This session is designed for those in the Medical Sciences Division, although it would interest those from other divisions who are unable to attend their own session/s.

Prior knowledge: No prior knowledge of IT and library tools is assumed, apart from a general familiarity with web browsing and opening/closing computer documents

Format: Presentation with practical exercises

Further information: Visit the website www.skillstoolkit.ox.ac.uk to explore a much wider variety of tools, with links to more resources, courses, tutorials and discussion of their strengths and usefulness.

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