Wednesday, 26 October 2011

British Library events

The British Library is hosting a series of free events for first year PhD students. These events are specially tailored free days of talks, workshops and networking opportunities at the Library, focusing on specific subjects: History, English and Social Sciences.

Each day includes a general introduction to relevant research sources, curator talks and workshops, and details on how to get a Reader Pass. Students from outside London may apply for a limited number of travel bursaries.

More details, including an online booking facility are available at:

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Research training

The Library is offering a range of training for all researchers this semester, details below. All sessions are in the Headington Library Training Room between 12.00 - 13.00. There is no need to book. If you have any queries about the sessions please contact:

Information at your desktop: finding your way around the Electronic Library. This session provides details of the range of electronic resources available at your desktop, including journals, journal collections, databases and reference resources:
Friday 14 October and Tuesday 1 November

Keeping up-to-date: Keep abreast of new research and development in your subject area: find out how to keep up-to-date with new publications in journals, books, conferences and more;
track your research using the Web of Science citation indexes:
Thursday 20 October and Monday 7 November

EndNote reference management software - we are offering two different sessions:
Introduction to the key features of EndNote X3: Monday 14 November

Endnote drop-in sessions: Tuesday 22 November and Thursday 1 December
These sessions will help you with your EndNote (desktop or Web) questions and problems. Bring along any queries you have and a copy of your EndNote library and associated Word documents. There will be an opportunity to do some practical work.