WISER Social Science Michaelmas 2009

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 usered@bodleian.ox.ac.uk.  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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Looking for handouts?  Handouts appear on this page soon after each session has ended. At the end of each term they are moved to the WISER archive.

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

Presentation, examples and exercises: SOLO presentation (Powerpoint) | SOLO exercise (Word)

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

Presentations, examples and exercises:  Oxlip+ presentation (Powerpoint) | E-resources for the Social Sciences presentation (Powerpoing)| Exercise (Word)

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

Date: MONDAY 9 NOVEMBER (WEEK 5) 12.30-1.30 >Handout | Twitter Handout | RSS Handout 

| Exercises | Presentation

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

Date: MONDAY 16 NOVEMBER  (WEEK 6) 12.30-1.30 >Handout | Presentation

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

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