WISER workshops are designed to give you an understanding of key information resources for your research and studies and to help you to save time by improving your search techniques for online and printed materials.
The workshops are free and take place at lunchtime on Mondays (and during week 4 on Friday) 12.30-1.30 at OUCS (13 Banbury Road). To book a place, please go to http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/itlp/courses/atoz. Please cancel your place if you cannot attend.
If you would like further information please see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/wiser or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively contact your subject librarian with subject specific enquiries. For a list of contacts please see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/libraries/subjects/librarians
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Michaelmas 2009 Programme for Social Sciences
WISER Social Sciences: SOLO (Search Oxford Libraries Online)
How to search for printed and electronic books and journals in Oxford University and beyond.
Led by: Angela Carritt
Date: MONDAY 19 OCTOBER (WEEK 2) 12.30 - 1.30
WISER Social Science: OxLIP+ Electronic resources
Oxlip+ provides access to Oxford University's extensive collection of databases, electronic reference works, e-journals and e-books . This session will give you an introduction to effective searching and the range of resources which are available.
Led by: Gillian Beattie and Craig Finlay
Date: MONDAY 26 OCTOBER (WEEK 3) 12.30 - 1.30 >Book a place
WISER: E-books - unfortunately this class has been cancelled. It will be resheduled soon. Please check back for the new date.
WISER: Theses and dissertations
This session offers guidance on finding theses, both those held in Oxford and those from other institutions in the UK and abroad. It will demonstrate how to exploit the main sources of information : SOLO, Index to Theses (UK and Ireland); and Dissertations and Theses (international) EThOS and ORA.
Led by Jayne Plant
Date: Friday 6 November(WEEK 4) 12.30-1.30 >Book a place
WISER Social Sciences: Getting information to come to you
This session will show you how to set up alerts to journals, databases and websites, so that you receive notifications when new content is added. Participants will have the opportunity to set up feed readers and/or email notifications during the session.
Led by: Jane Rawson and Emma Cragg
WISER Social Sciences: News resources for your research
News sources for research. Introduction to key news sources including Lexis Nexis, Factiva, Times Digital Archive and the New York Times.
Led by: Gillian Beattie
WISER: Learning a language
This session will help you find valuable resources for learning modern languages. Covering a wide range of languages, it will include online dictionaries, online courses, language exchanges, referential websites, gateways and creating a personalised start-up page.
Led by: Lucile Deslignères and Johanneke Sytsema
Date: Monday 23 November (WEEK 7) 12.30-1.30 >For handouts see WISER Humanaities
WISER: Strategies for conducting research on the internet
This session will introduce you a variety of strategies for effective web searching and methods for evaluating the vast range of resources available
Led by: Penny Schenk and Angela Carritt
Date: MONDAY 30 NOVEMBER (WEEK 8) 12.30-1.30 >Book a place