Bodleian iSkills workshops - week 3

27 January 2014

The Bodleian Libraries will be running workshops on making the most of e-books, e-book readers and reference management software during week 3.

Bodleian iSkills: e-books
Tuesday 3 February 2015, 2-3.15pm

The Bodleian Libraries has over 624,000 e-books, with titles in all subject areas, but do you feel confident in finding and using them? This workshop will cover finding e-books and how to use and manipulate them including:

  • borrowing entire books,
  • downloading chapters,
  • using them on computers, tablets and other devices; and
  • making annotations.

Please note that this workshop will focus on finding and using e-versions of books. The subsequent session 'iSkills e-book readers' will look at devices and apps for reading e-books such as Kindle and Nook.

Presenter: Hilla Wait
Venue: Radcliffe Science Library Training Room, Parks Road.

Find out more and book your place for iSkills: e-books

Bodleian iSkills: e-book readers
Tuesday 3 February 2015, 3.30-5pm

Reading on e-book readers such as Kindle or Nook and using apps for iPad and Android devices is increasingly popular but how useful are these devices for academic work? This workshop will look at a range of devices and apps on the market and will cover key features to look out for when considering purchase.

The workshop will also include an opportunity to try out a range of devices.

Presenters: Hilla Wait, Ian Chilvers and Kat Steiner
Venue: Radcliffe Science Library Training Room, Parks Road

Find out more and book your place at iSkills: e-book readers

Bodleian iSkills: tech tools reference management
Wednesday 4 February 2015, 9.30am-12.15pm

Formatting your in text citations/footnotes and bibliography correctly for your thesis or publication is a chore. Reference management software makes it easier and saves you time.

This introductory session gives an overview of how reference management works, explores the pros and cons of a wide range of reference management packages and gives you the opportunity to try out five different packages so that you can work out which one is best for you.

The packages included are RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley and ColWiz.

Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers, academics and undergraduates wishing to use reference management software.

Presenters: Oliver Bridle, Kelly Schultz, Sophie Staves, Steve Albury and Angela Carritt
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road

Find out more and book your place at iSkills: tech tools

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