Michaelmas 2010 Handouts

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

 

WISER: Who's citing you? Tools for tracking citations

Citation-tracking databases can help you monitor the impact of your research. Knowing where and how often youre being cited is useful for grant or job applications, and deciding where to submit an article for publication. We cover citation searching in Web of Science, Scopus & Google Scholar.
Presenters: Juliet Ralph and Angela Carritt
Wednesday 27 October 2.00 - 3.30pm (Week 3) > Presentation

WISER: Bibliometrics - the Black Art of Citation Ranking

Mystified by metrics? Anxious about impact factors? Happy with your h-index? The forthcoming Research Excellence Framework is likely to place increased emphasis on the use of these measures. This session covers how they work, how they are interpreted and how to make them work for you!
Presenter: Juliet Ralph and Angela Carritt
Wednesday 27 October 3.30 - 4.30pm (Week 3) > 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.
Presenters:  Angela Carritt, Penny Roberts and Cesar Pimenta 
Wednesday 3 November 12.30pm - 1.30pm (Week 4) (repeated Friday 19 November 9.15 - 10.15am  Week 6) > Presentation | SOLO Essentials Exercise | SOLO Subjects Searching Exercise  | COPAC Exercise

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: Angela Carritt, Penny Roberts and Cesar Pimenta 
Wednesday 3 November 1.30 - 2.30pm (Week 4) (repeated Friday 19 November 10.15 - 11.15am Week 6) > Presentations | Search Techniques hand out  | Web of Science Exercise (all subjects) | Cambridge Scientific Abstracts Exercise (all subjects) | MLA Exercise (Literature and Modern Languages) | Radcliffe Science Library Tutorials hand out  

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..
Presenters:  Jayne Plant
Wednesday 3 November 2.30 - 3.30pm (Week 4) (repeated Friday 19 November 11.30 - 12.30pm Week 6) >

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:  James Shaw and Sue Bird
Wednesday 3 November 3.30 - 4.30pm  (Week 4) > Presentation

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 and other tools.
Presenters:   Gillian Pritchard and Ljilja Ristic
Wednesday 10 November 2.00 - 3.30pm (Week 5) > Presentation

WISER: Learning a Modern Language

This session will help you find valuable resources for learning modern languages and make use of the language you are learning in your searches.  We will: find tools for non-latin writing systems, search non-English search engines, and use resources offered by Oxford and from referential sites
Presenter: Lucile Deslignères
Wednesday 10 November 4.00 - 5.00pm (Week 5) THIS WORKSHOP IS CANCELLED

WISER: Getting Organised on the Web

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, RSS feeds and readers, and customised start pages.
Presenter: Jane Rawson
Friday 12 November 9.30 - 11.00am (Week 5) > Presentation | Delicious Handout | LibraryThing Handout | WorldCat Handout | Social Features in SOLO Handout | iGoogle Handout

WISER: Using the Internet to Find Quality Resources

Finding information on the Internet is fairly easy. Finding reliable information of academic quality is more difficult. In this course you will learn how to maximise your chances of finding reliable Internet information and how to be sure that what you find is of appropriate quality for your purposes.
Presenter:  Anne Manuel
Friday 12 November 11.15 - 12.45pm (Week 5) > Presentation | Exercises

WISER: Technology Tools - Keeping Up To Date with Research

This session will help you to keep up to date with developments in your research field using a range of tools including personal research / interest profiles, email alerting services, RSS feeds and more.
Presenters:  Angela Carritt
Wednesday 17 November 1.00 - 2.30pm (Week 6) > Presentation | Zetoc handout (all subjects) | Web of Science (all subjects) | Cambridge Scientific Abstracts Handout (Social Sciences and Sciences) | EBSCO Handout (Humanities and Social Sciences) | Scopus Handout (Life, Health, Physical and Social Sciences) | Ovid Handout (Life, Health, Physical and Social Sciences) | Proquest (Business, Finanace, Economics)

WISER: E-Books

An overview of what is currently available and how to access them from the point of view of the student, the researcher and the academic considering using e-books to resource their courses.
Presenters:  Hilla Wait
Wednesday 17 November 3.00 - 4.00pm  (Week 6) > Presentation

WISER: E-Book Readers

How useful are e-book readers in academic work? Can they be used for accessing library materials? What are the features to look out for when considering purchase? Can they be used with pdfs? These and similar questions will be considered with particular reference to the Amazon Kindle and Sony Touch e-readers.
Presenter:  Isabel McMann and Laura Wilkinson
Wednesday 17 November 4.00 - 5.00pm (Week 6) > 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.
Presenters:  Angela Carritt, Penny Roberts and Kerry Webb
Friday 19 November 9.15 - 10.15am (Week 6) >Presentation | SOLO Essentials Exercice | SOLO Subject Searching Exercise | COPAC Exercise

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: Angela Carritt, Penny Roberts and Kerry Webb
Friday 19 November 10.15 - 11.15am  (week 6) > Presentation | Search Techniques hand out | Web of Science Exercise (all subjects) | Cambridge Scientific Abstracts Exercise (all subjects) | MLA Exercises (Litrature and Mondern Languages) |Radcliff Science Library Tutorials handout

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..
Presenters:  Jayne Plant
Friday 19 November 11.30 - 12.30pm (Week 6) >


 

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