Course Details and Schedule

This session provides you with tips for searching for research information, along with information on reference management software, data management, and depositing your thesis in ORA.

See below for course schedule

Key topics
  • Use of boolean logic, proximity operators, phrases, and wildcard symbols in bibliographic databases, such as Scopus, to search for articles and conference papers on your research topic
  • Use of SOLO to search for print and electronic journals and conference proceedings
  • Use of specialty databases, such as IEEE Xplore and BSOL, to search for standards
  • Use of SOLO and specialty databases to search for theses
  • How reference management software can help you organise your references, insert citations into documents, format citations according to a prescribed citation style, and automatically create bibliographies, and where you can go for more information
  • The importance of research data management, what aspects to consider, and where you can go for more information
  • The requirements and special considerations regarding preparing your thesis for deposit in ORA, and where you can go for more information
Course information
Format Presentation with practical exercises
Further information For more information, contact

Course provider: Radcliffe Science Library

Booking normally opens 30 days before the course begins.
Commences Dates Time Sessions Cost Location Status
8th week Wednesday 2 December 10:30-11:30 1 0.00 Lecture Room 5, Thom Building, Thom Building, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PJ places available Add to basket

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Frequency: This course runs subject to demand.