WISER Trinity 2009

WISER Trinity Term 2009

WISER: Key Search Tools Tuesday 5 May 2009
This session will give you an overview of the key search tools provided by the Library services including SOLO (Search Oxford Libraries’ Online), OxLIP+ (our gateway to electronic resources) and OU e-Journals .
Angela Carritt and Kate Petherbridge

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WISER: Managing your references. Friday, 8 May 2009 
Keeping track of your references and formatting them correctly for inclusion in your thesis or published work can be a chore. Reference management software makes it easy and is well worth investigating. This introductory session gives an overview of how it works and the pros and cons of different products, including RefWorks and EndNote.
Roger Mills and Ljilja Ristic

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WISER: Locating research funding Tuesday 12 May 2009
In this session we will outline the support offered by Research Services including our subscription to ResearchResearch.com, an excellent source of research funding information available to all University members. We will also discuss other ways of identifying funding opportunities.
Claudia Kozeny and Glenn Swafford, Research Services

Handout   | Presentation | Guide to Workgroups | Research.com User Guide | Find Funding

WISER: Bibliometrics: the black art of citation rankings Friday 15 May 2009
Mystified by metrics? Anxious about impact factors? Happy with your h-index? The next research assessment exercise is likely to place heavy emphasis on the use of these measures, so it’s worth getting a grip on them now. This session will endeavour to explain how they work, how they are interpreted and how reliable they are.
Roger Mills


WISER: Citation searching with WOS, SCOPUS and Google Scholar Monday 18 May 2009
Citation searching is a way of creating a bibliography of old and new research on a topic. Moving from a known reference to more recent articles which cite it is a way to follow the full range of scholarly discussion on an issue. We will demonstrate this using Web of Science, SCOPUS and Google Scholar.
Juliet Ralph and Isabel Holowaty

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WISER: The First World War Poetry Digital Archive Tuesday 19 May 2009
This archive  is a significant resource for studying the First World War and the literature it inspired. This talk will present the key features of the archive as well as the processes undertaken to build this resource.
Kate Lindsay, Project Manager, First World War Poetry Digital Archive

WISER: Manage your data: why and how? Friday 22 May 2009
This session will explore the data management and curation activities undertaken by the University, notably the Scoping Digital Repository Services for Research Data Management project and will provide tips for how to best manage data and sources of expertise in Oxford and elsewhere.
Luis Martinez Uribe Oxford e-Research Centre


WISER: ORA - Oxford University Research Archive Tuesday 26 May 2009
ORA is a highly visible online archive of publications and other digital materials produced by Oxford researchers. You will explore this growing collection and find out how researchers can deposit items. Discover the advantages of using ORA for preserving and accessing Oxford research.
Sally Rumsey

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WISER: Early English Books Online (EEBO) Friday 29 May 2009
In this hands-on session, you will discover how the images and full text are created, how authoritative they are, and how to: search more effectively, including within a text, manipulate and print the images and full text and use alternative interfaces to get the most out of the content.
Pip Willcox and Judith Siefring

WISER: Key resources for Mathematics and Statistics Monday 1 June 2009
This session provides an overview of electronic resources for Mathematics and Statistics available via Oxlip+. It covers the key databases – MathSciNet and INSPEC, the OU e-journals portal, and reference management software.
Ljilja Ristic and Cathy Hunt


WISER on Maps and Mapping Monday June
Many areas of research use spatial data and digital mapping is an ideal way to present it.  This presentation will cover both web based resources (online map collections etc) and the digital mapping facilities available in the Bodleian.  Please note this session will take place in the Abbot's Kitchen (IT training room) at the RSL.  There is no need to book.
Nick Millea


WISER: Sources for US History Monday 8 June
This session will introduce key information sources for the study of colonial America and history of the US. Starting with useful finding tools to locate relevant material, examples of source materials will then be shown. These include archival, microform, printed and online collections as well as useful web portals. There will be time for a brief hands-on at the end.
Isabel Holowaty

WISER: Manuscripts Tuesday 9 June 2009
This session will give an introductory overview of the rich heritage collections preserved in the Bodleian. This session will also help readers to locate relevant material and describe the procedures for access and getting assistance.
Michael Webb

WISER: Information Sources for African Studies Friday, 12 June 2009
This session will introduce key information sources for African Studies. You will be shown useful finding tools to locate relevant material via SOLO and how to search them, as well as important portals and gateways to libraries and archives of online primary texts. There will be time for a brief hands-on at the end.
Sarah Rhodes and Lucy McCann


WISER: Online resources for Historians Monday 15 June
This session will give an overview of the range of electronic resources which are available for all historical periods. They are typically bibliographical databases, collections of primary source materials, electronic alternatives to journals and/or books or research aids for biographical or reference research. The use of full-text searchable text opens up new avenues of research for historians.
Isabel Holowaty

WISER: Gadgets and widgets Tuesday 16 June 2009
This session will look at some tools that can help you organise yourself on the web, including social bookmarking services like delicious.com, bibliophile sites like LibraryThing and My WorldCat, and customised start pages. 
Jane Rawson and Emma Cragg

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WISER: Keeping Up to Date Friday 19 June 2009
This session will show you ways of using electronic bibliographic resources to keep up with the literature in your field by creating personal research / interest profiles and making your own current awareness service.
Kate Petherbridge and Gillian Pritchard

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