Wiser Trinity 2010

ARTstor: digital images for History of Science and Medicine

ARTstor www.artstor.org is not just for artists! It's a digital collection of 1 million high-quality images, from the world's leading museums, photo archives, art galleries, and libraries (including the Bodleian). As such it's relevant to many research areas including history of science and medicine, and social sciences (as well as archaeology, art and architecture and the humanities in general). We will highlight the science-related material in ARTstor, and also demonstrate ways of viewing, managing and presenting images in your research or teaching. > more

Wednesday 5th May, 11:00 - 13:00 | More information and bookings

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
Presenters:  Emma Cragg and Jane Rawson

Thursday 6 May 12.30 - 1.30  |  Presentation   | Exercises  |  RSS Handout  |  Twitter Handout

WISER: Resources for Mathematics and Statistics. 

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.
Presenter: Ljilja Ristic and Cathy Hunt

Friday 7 May 12.30 - 1.30  | 

WISER: Finding stuff -  books, journals & 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 and Kerry Webb

Monday 10 May 9.15-10.15  | Presentation  | Exercise SOLO Essentials | Exercise Subject Searching on SOLO | Exercises - COPAC

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

Monday 10 May 10.15 -11.15  | Presentation | Handout Database Search Tools | Handout Search Techniques | WoS Exercise | CSA Exercise | MLA Bibliography Exercise | Sciences Exercise

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

Monday 10 May 11.30 - 12.30  | 

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

Monday 10 May 12.30 -1.30  |  Presentation | Handout

RefWorks for Humanities

RefWorks is an online tool which allows you to manage your references, insert them into your work, automatically generate bibliographies and easily switch between citation styles. This introduction is open to all, but the section on importing references will focus on Humanities examples.
Presenters: Kate Petherbridge and Shona McLean. 
Date: Wed 12 May 2.00-5.00 |

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.
Presenter:  Mike Webb

Thursday 13 May 12.30 -1.30  | 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 Angela Carritt

Friday 14 May 12.30 - 1.30  | 

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 you’re 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

Monday 17 May 12.30 - 1.30  |  Presentation

RefWorks for Sciences and Social Sciences

RefWorks is an online tool which allows you to manage your references, insert them into your work, automatically generate bibliographies and easily switch between citation styles. This introduction is open to all but the section on importing references will focus on Science/Social Science examples.
Presenters: Nia Roberts, Gillian Pritchard and Valerie Lawrence

Date Tuesday 18 May 2.00-5.00  |

WISER: Modern languages

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

Friday 21 May 12.30 -1.30  |  Presentation | Handouts

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.
Presenters: Lucy McCann and Sarah Rhodes

Monday 24 May 12.30 - 1.30  |  Presentation

WISER:  Maps and Mapping

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.
Presenter:  Nick Millea

Thursday 27 May 12.30 - 1.30  |  Book Now

WISER: Arts and Humanities Citation Index for Modern  Linguists

We will explore different facets of the Arts and Humanities Citation Index and how it can be used by Modern Linguists: how to locate it, what it can be used for and different ways of using it.  There will be examples for discussion
Presenter: Nick Hearn

Friday 28 May 12.30 - 1.30  | Presentation | Handouts | Exercises

WISER: Online Resources for Historians. 

This session will give a general introduction to the vast range of electronic resources which are available for all historical periods for British & Western European history: bibliographical databases, biographical or reference research aids, ebooks and ejournals, web portals, and especially the growing collections of online primary source materials.
Presenter:   Isabel Holowaty

Thursday 3 June 12.30 - 1.30  | 

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 4 June 12.30 - 1.30  |  Presentation  | Exercise

WISER: Finding stuff -  books, journals 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

Monday 7 June 1.30 - 2.30  |  Presentation  | Exercise SOLO Essentials | Exercise Subject Searching on SOLO | Exercises - COPAC

WISER: Finding stuff - 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 and Juliet Ralph

Monday 7 June 2.30 -3.30  | Presentation | Exercise

WISER:  E-book Readers - pros and cons

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 pdf’s? These and similar questions will be considered with particular reference to the Amazon Kindle and Sony Touch e-readers.
Presenter: Roger Mills

Monday 7 June 3.45 - 4.45  | Presentation | Comparison of Kindle and Sony E-reader

Bibliometrics - the black art of citation rankings

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: Roger Mills

Thursday 10 June 12.30 - 1.30  |  Presentation | Handout

WISER: Sources for US History

This session will introduce key information sources for the study of colonial America and US history up to 1990. 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 and audiovisual collections.
Presenter:  Isabel Holowaty

Friday 11 June 12.30 -1.30  |  Intro to online information  | US History sources

WISER Sources for Medievalists.

This session gives a general overview to a range of electronic resources relevant for British and Western European medieval studies: bibliographical databases, biographical or reference tools, web portals, and collections of online primary source materials of Anglo-Saxon sources, Greek & Latin texts, chronicles, charters, and literary works.
Presenters: Charlotte Goodall, Isabel Holowaty, Susan Usher, Hilla Wait

Monday 14 June 12.30 -1.30  |  Medieval Studies Presentation  

Need more information?

If you would like to have more information about a workshop please email: usered@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

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