Trinity 2011 Handouts

Handouts from WISER sessions will be available on this page after each WISER session.

WISER: Bibliometrics I - Who's citing you?

An introduction to citation tracking as a tool for finding out who has cited your work.  We will cover citation tracking using Web of Science, Scopus and Google Scholar and will include time for you to use each tool to find citations to your own work. 
Presenters:   Juliet Ralph and Angela Carritt
Wednesday 11 May 2.00 - 3.00pm  Presentation

WISER: Bibliometrics II - The Black Art of Citation Ranking

An introduction to using bibliometrics to calculate research impact. Using Web of Science & Scopus discover the pitfalls of impact factors for individual and departments, how to calculate your h-index and view journal impact factors to find the most influential journals.  Intended audience: science and social science. If you are unfamiliar with citation tracking please attend "WISER: Who's citing you?" before this course.
Presenters: Juliet Ralph and Angela Carritt
Wednesday 11 May 3.15 - 4.15pm  Presentation

WISER: Maps and Mapping [1]

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. The course will include a short demonstration of MapInfo and a brief introduction to using it.
Presenter: Debbie Hall
Wednesday 25 May 1.45 - 3.15pm  Handout

WISER: Manuscripts

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.
Presenters: Mike Webb
Wednesday 25 May 3.30 - 5.00pm  Presentation

WISER: Finding Stuff - Books etc on SOLO

A general introduction to finding books and journal titles in Oxford libraries using SOLO and OLIS.  For detailed information about searching for journal articles, theses and conference papers please see other titles in the WISER Finding Stuff series.
Presenter: Angela Carritt
Tuesday 31 May 9.30 - 10.30am 

WISER: Information Sources for African Studies

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.
Presenter: Sarah Rhodes and Lucy McCann Presentation

WISER: Online Resources for Historians

A general introduction to the vast range of electronic resources which are available for all historical periods for British & W European history: bibliographical databases, biographical / reference research aids, ebooks & ejournals, web portals, and collections of online primary source materials. 
Presenter Isabel Holowaty
Wednesday 1 June 9.30-10.45  Presentation

WISER: Sources for US History

Introduction to key information sources for the study of colonial America & US history. Starting with finding tools to locate material, examples of source materials will then be shown including archival, microform, printed/online collections & useful web portals & audiovisual collections. 
Presenter: Jane Rawson Brief Presentation | Full Presentation
Wednesday 8 June 3.30 - 5.00pm 

WISER: Finding Stuff - Books etc on SOLO

A general introduction to finding books and journal titles in Oxford libraries using SOLO and OLIS.  For detailed information about searching for journal articles, theses and conference papers please see other titles in the WISER Finding Stuff series.
Presenter: Angela Carritt
Thursday 9 June 12.30 - 1.30pm 

WISER: Finding Stuff - Journal Articles

This session will focus on finding journal articles for your research using a wide range of databases as well as developing effective search strategies.  There will be plenty of time for participants to try out their own searches using databases for their subject.
Presenters: Kerry Webb and Angela Carritt
Thursday 9 June 1.30 - 2.30pm 

WISER: Finding Stuff - Theses and Dissertations

This session offers guidance on finding theses, both those submitted to and held in Oxford, and those from other institutions in the UK and abroad. It will demonstrate how to exploit some of the main sources of information : SOLO, Index to Theses (UK and Ireland); and Dissertations and Theses (International) EThOS and ORA.
Presenter: Angela Carritt
Thursday 9 June 2.45 - 3.45pm 

WISER: Finding Stuff - Conferences

Conference papers can be difficult to find but they are valuable because they describe cutting-edge research. This session will enable you to find out about forthcoming conferences and also to locate the published papers of proceedings which have taken place.
Presenters: Sue Bird and James Shaw
Thursday 9 June 3.45 - 4.45pm  Presentation | Handout

Research: Maximising visibility using ORA

How to use ORA to make it easier for other researchers to find and access your research on the Web. Hands-on training will enable you to deposit an article, poster, conference paper or other research output. Learn how to use Symplectic to deposit research publications in ORA with a couple of clicks  
Presenter: Sally Rumsey
Monday 13 June 2.00 - 5.00pm  Presentation | Handout

WISER Sources for Medievalists.

General overview to a range of e-resources relevant for British & Western European medieval studies: bibliographical databases, biographical/reference tools, web portals & collections of online primary source materials of Anglo-Saxon sources, Greek/Latin texts, chronicles, charters & literary works. 
Presenters:  Charlotte Goodall, Isabel Holowaty, Susan Usher, Hilla Wait
Wednesday 15 June 1.45 - 3.15pm   Presentation

WISER: 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 (max 300 characters)
Presenter:  Jane Rawson and Penny Schenk Presentation | RSS Handout | Twitter Handout | Exercises
Wednesday 15 June 3.30 - 5.00pm 

WISER: Technology Tools - Reference Management

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 & Mendeley 
Presenter: Ljilja Ristic, Oliver Bridle and Angela Carritt
Thursday 16 June 2.00 - 5.00pm

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