Hilary and Trinity Term 2018

Research Information Training
This is a series of short courses run by science subject librarians. The training programme is designed to provide support to students and staff undertaking research. Courses follow the research cycle and should help you identify, plan, gather, evaluate and manage research information.

Hilary Term 2018

Prearranged courses:

Library services and resources for Mathematical Finance
Monday 8 January, 10.15-11am, Seminar Room, Mathematical Institute
This induction course is aimed at MSc students, and is prearranged with the department. New students are introduced to relevant resources for their course, library services available to them at Radcliffe Science Library, onsite and remote access to mathematical finance material, and support provided by subject librarians.
Contact: ljilja.ristic@bodleian.ox.ac.uk.

Research Impact and Open Access
Date, time and venue to be confirmed
This course introduces sources of bibliometric information used to assess quality of research. It will help you identify citations and make use of analytical tools and metrics to compare research output, find journals in you research area, identify prolific authors or make your research discoverable by creating personal profiles online (eg ORCID).
There will also be an introduction to Open Access publishing and scholarly communication, how to comply with funder’s requirements and make your research eligible for REF2021.
To book a place on this course e-mail ljilja.ristic@bodleian.ox.ac.uk.

Patent Information for graduate students
Wednesday 28 February, 2-3pm, RSL Training Room
This course provides an introduction to patents, sources of patent information, how to search for patents using subject classifications, and to find full-text patents. The course does not address the issue of intellectual property and associated legal issues.
To book a place on this course e-mail ljilja.ristic@bodleian.ox.ac.uk.

REMS CDT Students
Finding Research information
Wednesday 24 January, 11am–12.30pm, RSL Training Room
Contact: alessandra.vetrugno@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Cyber Security CDT Students
Managing your references
Tuesday 9 January, 3-4pm, IT Services, 13 Banbury Road
Research Impact and Open Access
Wednesday 10 January, 10-11am, RSL Training Room
Contact: alessandra.vetrugno@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Computer Science DPhil students and Researchers
Research Impact and Open Access
Friday 2 February, 12-1pm, RSL Training Room
Contact: alessandra.vetrugno@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Engineering DPhil students and Researchers
Research Impact and Open Access
Friday 16 February, 12–1pm, RSL Training Room
Contact: alessandra.vetrugno@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Using Bibliometrics and Measuring Research Impact in Life Sciences
Wednesday 28 February, 10–11 am, RSL Training Room
Governments, funders and employers increasingly require evidence of research impact from scientists working in biology and related disciplines. In this session we will look at the ways in which bibliometirc measures and altmetrics can be used to help assess research impact. Topics covered will include:

  • How Journal Impact Factors and Scimago scores can help identify top research journals to publish with
  • Understanding and calculating your H-index to help demonstrate researcher impact
  • Making sure you get credit for your work with systems such as ORCID
  • How altmetric services can be used to help gather information on the wider impact of research on society

The session will involve hands-on exercises allowing you to get experience with extracting bibliometric and altmetric data from resources such as Journal Citation Reports, altmetrics.com, Web of Science and SCOPUS. This free session will be particularly suitable for Graduate and Post-Doctoral students.
Contact: oliver.bridle@bodleian.ox.ac.uk.

Consultations:

Group or individual consultations for graduate students in Physical Sciences
Book time with your Subject Librarian to find out about: sources of information for your research, references management software, and how to keep up-to-date with published research.
To arrange consultations contact ljilja.ristic@bodleian.ox.ac.uk.

Engineering and Computer Science students and research staff one-to-one service
If you need help with finding resources for your research topic, need advice on Open Access, or more in general want to find out how the RSL can help, please email Alessandra Vetrugno at alessandra.vetrugno@bodleian.ox.ac.uk to arrange a one-to-one meeting.

Drop-in service for Engineering and Computer Science students and research staff
In addition to arranged meetings, drop-in sessions are available every Thursday from 11am to 12noon. If you need help, please ask for Alessandra Vetrugno at the Main Enquiry Desk.

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