academic writing

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  1. learning pathway | Publicly viewable

    Preparing a paper, creating a presentation and designing a poster for a conference can all be daunting activities, but by planning ahead and getting some basic skills, the process can run more smoothly. The IT Learning Programme has courses that will give you all the skills.

  2. course pack | Publicly viewable

    Creating an online presence can open up your research and teaching (or any interest!) to a global audience and is now essential in promoting yourself professionally to the outside world. This 3-hour workshop offers a comprehensive introduction to online presence and also gives a supported environment for you to plan, create, and add to your own projects.

  3. website | Publicly viewable

    Information you need to make an informed decision about using social media in your academic work

  4. course pack | Publicly viewable

    Creating an online presence can open up your research and teaching (or any interest!) to a global audience and is now essential in promoting yourself professionally to the outside world

  5. article | Publicly viewable

    EndNote for Windows comes with a set of Word document templates. Learn how to use these to create a paper for one of the well-known academic journals.

  6. article | Publicly viewable

    You do this in your thesis and published papers, of course, but there are many other ways you can share your results.

  7. software | Publicly viewable

    By logging into Facebook one can use chat tools, discussion boards, image galleries etc. Think how you could use Facebook in your academic context.

  8. hands-on task | Publicly viewable

    Microsoft Office Word is a word processing program with many advanced functions that will save researchers time.

  9. article | Publicly viewable | v. X8

    Exercises in this course ask you to visit certain websites. Clickable web addresses are given here, so that you can go directly to them.

  10. website | Publicly viewable

    Download quick-start guides for RefWorks, directly from the RefWorks website.

  11. website | Publicly viewable

    Have you ever wondered how to cite a television advert? Or what about an extract from a DVD? Do you ever need to provide advice to students or contributors about how to reference audiovisual content within their own work?

  12. website | Oxford only

    This site provides information, tools, videos and guidance for students about plagiarism and the use of Turnitin.

  13. website | Publicly viewable

    View the online manual and tutorials: a direct link to the EndNote website

  14. website | Oxford only

    The University of Oxford Careers Service provides careers information and services to undergraduates, postgraduates, researchers and recruiters

  15. website | Publicly viewable

    This 'free' downloadable book is written by Mark Wood, a freelance Apple Certified Trainer who occassionally teaches Aperture, Apple's professional photography application, as part of the IT Learning Programme.

  16. website | Publicly viewable

    Not all versions of EndNote work with all versions of operating systems. Read about requirements for Windows and/or MacOS with EndNote.

  17. software | Oxford only

    Microsoft Office 365 for Students: student copies of Office 365 Pro Plus are now available free of charge for Oxford University members

  18. course pack | Publicly viewable | v. 2013

    Covering techniques for working with complex documents such as reports and theses, and for assembling multiple chapters into a book, using Word 2013.

  19. on-line course | Oxford only

    This on-line skills course for members of Oxford University provides an introduction to the issues surrounding plagiarism

  20. course pack | Publicly viewable | v. 2013

    "Word de-mystified": This course provides you with key skills to master Word 2013 beyond the everyday level. A range of time-saving techniques are covered, for creating a well-structured document that is easy to revise and manage.

  21. hands-on task | Publicly viewable

    First time using this site? This hands-on task leads you through some features of the site, especially the course on Avoiding Plagiarism

  22. course pack | Publicly viewable | v. X8

    A strength of the EndNote app is the ability to devise your own output styles: learn to to control the behaviour of citations, footnotes and bibliographies in your academic documents

  23. playlist | Oxford only | v. X8

    Learn to to control the behaviour of citations, footnotes and bibliographies in your academic documents

  24. course pack | Oxford only | v. 2010

    Mail merge allows the easy creation of personalized form letters, emails, etc. This course will cover the process from start to finish.

  25. course pack | Publicly viewable

    Digital images are a valuable part of your research and presentations, sometimes critically so. This session introduces you to some of the key issues that you need to be aware of when sourcing, adapting and using them. Although the focus is the use of images in an academic context, the ideas covered are equally relevant to your personal image collections.

  26. course pack | Oxford only

    This one-hour session is aimed at postgraduate students to increase awareness of plagiarism and Turnitin, including interpreting a Turnitin report.

  27. course pack | Publicly viewable

    A brief introduction to key assistive technology and apps that might help you to work and study more efficiently.

  28. video | Publicly viewable

    Free online tutorials to help university students develop their Internet research skills.

  29. video | Publicly viewable

    A free reference manager and academic social network. Watch a video about how Mendeley can help your research.

  30. article | Publicly viewable

    Bibliographic software allows you to organise a personal database of the books, journals, and other works relevant to your research. This article compares the features of four popular choices: EndNote, RefWorks, Zotero, and Mendeley.

  31. article | Publicly viewable

    Some output styles that you may like to try, if you are experimenting with the appearance of a document.

  32. article | Oxford only

    An EndNote style file that you can download and use with documents for Oxford University.

  33. software | Publicly viewable

    Mendeley describes itself as "a free reference manager and academic social network"

  34. event | Oxford only

    At this hands-on session, graduate researchers in Social Science are invited to try out some IT and library skills and services to support their work.

  35. event | Oxford only

    Hands-on sessions where graduate researchers are invited to try out some tools and services to support their work.

  36. event | Oxford only

    At this hands-on session, graduate researchers in Maths, Physical and Life Sciences are invited to try out some IT and library skills and services to support their work.

  37. event | Oxford only

    At this hands-on session, graduate researchers in Medical Science are invited to try out some IT and library skills and services to support their work.

  38. event | Oxford only

    At this hands-on session, graduate researchers in the Humanities are invited to try out some IT and library skills and services to support their work.

  39. playlist | Oxford only

    An introductory list of clips for Audacity

  40. course pack | Publicly viewable | v. X8

    A boot-camp providing an in-depth opportunity to get to know EndNote - a tool for storing and managing references and creating bibliographies

  41. course pack | Publicly viewable | v. X8

    A first look at EndNote - an app for storing and managing references and creating bibliographies

  42. course pack | Publicly viewable | v. X8

    Get your research reading properly organised, collecting papers, PDFs and references and citing them in your own work

  43. article | Publicly viewable | v. X8

    EndNote can connect to the CrossRef service - get the updated connection file

  44. article | Publicly viewable | v. X8

    EndNote maintains lists of the keywords, authors' names and journal names previously used. Read this article to find out how to manage term lists.

  45. article | Publicly viewable | v. X8

    You can control the punctuation that appears in your citations, footnotes and bibliographies - read about how to do this using EndNote

  46. article | Publicly viewable | v. X8

    You can control the way that page numbers appear in your citations and footnotes - read about how to do this using EndNote

  47. article | Publicly viewable | v. X8

    You can control many aspects of the way that your citations, footnotes and bibliographies appear - read about how to do this using EndNote

  48. article | Publicly viewable | v. X8

    Read about how to use EndNote to create multiple bibliographies, such as for separate chapters or for primary and secondary sources

  49. article | Publicly viewable | v. X8

    You can control the appearance of your bibliographies - read about how to do this using EndNote

  50. article | Publicly viewable | v. X8

    In citing an article, you may be required to give the name of the journal in full, or using a standard abbreviation. Read how to manage this effectively.

  51. article | Publicly viewable | v. X8

    Read about some interesting options that you can choose, if your EndNote citations are in footnotes

  52. playlist | Oxford only | v. X8

    An in-depth opportunity to get to know EndNote - a tool for storing and managing references and creating bibliographies

  53. playlist | Oxford only | v. X8

    A first look at EndNote - an app for storing and managing references and creating bibliographies

  54. playlist | Oxford only | v. X8

    Once you have an EndNote library set up, learn how to keep it well organised

  55. course pack | Publicly viewable | v. X7

    A first look at EndNote - a tool for storing and managing references and creating bibliographies
    [note this is not a current course]

  56. course pack | Publicly viewable | v. X7

    More advanced work on building and customising a library of references (to follow the Up & Running course)
    [note this is not a current course]

  57. course pack | Publicly viewable | v. X7

    More advanced work on controlling the way that EndNote's in-text citations, footnote citations and bibliographies appear in a Word document (to follow the Up & Running course)
    [note this is not a current course]

  58. article | Publicly viewable | v. X7

    Pages is a word-processor for Mac, which can work with EndNote using a plugin. Read the steps for setting up and working with Pages.

  59. article | Publicly viewable | v. X7

    How to rescue an EndNote desktop library, and refresh the EndNote Online library to synchronise.

  60. article | Publicly viewable | v. X7

    EndNote is widely used with Microsoft Word, but it can be used with a range of other word-processors with Windows or Mac OS or LaTeX. Read about working with other word-processors.

  61. article | Publicly viewable | v. X7

    EndNote is widely used with Microsoft Word, but it can be used with a range of other word-processors. Read the steps for setting up and working with LibreOffice Writer.

  62. software | Publicly viewable | v. X7

    Find out about the EndNote software and how to get a copy

  63. course pack | Publicly viewable | v. CS6

    This course book and related exercise files builds on the techniques covered by the InDesign: Introduction course to help you create professional documents, brochures and other printed publications.

  64. course pack | Publicly viewable | v. CS6

    This course book and related exercise files introduce you to the basic features of InDesign, one of the leading Desk Top Publishing (DTP) applications.

  65. course pack | Oxford only | v. CS5

    This course book and related exercise files introduce you to the basic features of InDesign, one of the leading Desk Top Publishing (DTP) applications.

  66. course pack | Oxford only | v. CS5

    This course book and related exercise files builds on the techniques covered by the InDesign: Introduction course to help you create professional documents, brochures and other printed publications.

  67. course pack | Publicly viewable | v. 2013

    In this boot-camp you will discover how Word’s powerful tools work together to save you time

  68. course pack | Publicly viewable | v. 2013

    "Word de-mystified": this course provides you with key skills to master Word beyond the everyday level

  69. course pack | Publicly viewable | v. 2013

    Use Word to carry out a mail merge - sending a standard letter to many recipients, with personalised content. A hands-on course for administrative support staff.

  70. course pack | Publicly viewable | v. 2013

    Learn techniques for working with complex documents such as reports and theses, and for assembling multiple chapters into a book.

  71. course pack | Publicly viewable | v. 2013

    This course covers special aspects of Word which will help you create and manage your thesis or similar large, formal documents.

  72. video | Publicly viewable | v. 2013

    Watch these videos to make the switch to Office 2013 from earlier versions of Office.

  73. video | Publicly viewable | v. 2013

    Watch this video to make the switch to Word 2013 from earlier versions of Word.

  74. playlist | Oxford only | v. 2013

    In this boot-camp you will discover how Word’s powerful tools work together to save you time

  75. playlist | Oxford only | v. 2013

    If you are new to Microsoft Office, here is an opportunity to get your skills started in Word, Excel, and Office.
    With a series of videos, you can follow the simple step-by-step instructions, working at your own pace.

  76. playlist | Oxford only | v. 2013

    "Word de-mystified": This course provides you with key skills to master Word beyond the everyday level.

  77. playlist | Oxford only | v. 2013

    Some clips to show the wordprocessor's functionality in a formal document setting

  78. playlist | Oxford only | v. 2013

    This course covers techniques for working with complex documents such as reports and theses, and for assembling multiple chapters into a book.

  79. course pack | Publicly viewable | v. 2010

    This module is about poster design. It emphasises how the design process should be approached in PowerPoint, but there is much that is also applicable in other tools.

  80. course pack | Publicly viewable | v. 2010

    Prepare an application that successfully marries the desired information within your CV, covering letter and your online presence, using Word 2010.

  81. course pack | Publicly viewable | v. 2010

    Using Word, Excel and Outlook together, to send personalised emails to a list of recipients

  82. course pack | Oxford only | v. 2010

    This module shows how to make effective use of graphics in your documents. The graphics may already exist as images (JPEGs, GIFs) or you can create simple graphics and diagrams directly. You will also learn how to create charts and data tables using the Excel features that are available in Word 2010.

  83. article | Publicly viewable | v. 2010

    If you prefer to type keystrokes, as a way of controlling Word, this useful article lists the keystrokes you can use in Word

  84. article | Publicly viewable | v. 2010

    This article explains how to create a Word document where users can only type/edit in areas that you have chosen.

    An alternative to building a form, this simple method gives a document where users can format their own text as they prefer.

  85. article | Publicly viewable | v. 2010

    Learn where to save your custom templates, and where to look to find the important Normal template (separate guide for using Word with Windows7 or with Mac Mountain Lion OS7).

  86. article | Publicly viewable | v. 2010

    Checklist of where the Word commands have gone, in version 2010; presented in an Excel workbook.

  87. course pack | Publicly viewable

    Scribus is a free, open source desktop publishing application that runs on Windows, Mac and Linux platforms. It is emminently suitable for creating posters, leaflets and brochures, and booklets up to about a hundred pages or so. This course book uses Scribus to introduce you to the main concepts of desktop publishing.

  88. course pack | Publicly viewable

    This course takes you through the workflow for creating professional publications using a desktop publishing tool such as InDesign or Scribus.

  89. course pack | Oxford only

    This course will give you a comprehensive introduction to Linux (the open source operating system).

  90. course pack | Oxford only

    Learn about producing documents in PDF (Portable Document Format), a universal file format that preserves all of the fonts and layout of the original document. We will first learn how PDF files are created and look at formatting and manipulation of PDFs. We will then discuss annotating PDFs and completing PDF forms.

  91. course pack | Publicly viewable

    Keeping track of your references and formatting them correctly for your thesis or publication can be a chore. This introductory session gives an overview of how it works and the pros and cons of some tools available.

  92. course pack | Oxford only

    This course provides you with the skills to create a professional-looking document using the free OpenOffice Writer word processing software. A series of time-saving techniques are covered, for creating a well-structured document that is easy to revise and manage.

  93. course pack | Oxford only

    “First to mind when asked what ‘the cloud’ is, a majority respond it’s either an actual cloud, the sky, or something related to weather.” - Citrix Cloud Survey Guide (August 2012)

  94. course pack | Publicly viewable

    Does your research paper or departmental web site need eye-catching illustrations? Do you have data that needs to be clearly presented?

  95. course pack | Oxford only

    This course introduces some aspects of discovery, creation, and use of digital images.

  96. course pack | Publicly viewable

    This module is about poster design. It emphasises how the design process should be approached in PowerPoint, but there is much that is also applicable in other tools.

  97. course pack | Oxford only

    LaTeX is a document preparation system that produces far better-looking output than any word processor.
    LaTeX is ideal for producing well-structured documents particularly those containing scientific formulae, mathematical proofs or computer programs, without getting bogged down in design.

  98. course pack | Publicly viewable

    This one-day, practical, hands-on course will introduce you to simple techniques to help you with conducting an interview and being interviewed, for print, audio and video.

  99. video | Publicly viewable

    Watch a video showing how A.nnotate allows you to annotate documents online

  100. video | Publicly viewable

    What RefWorks is and why it might be useful - a series of video tutorials

  101. video | Publicly viewable

    View video tutorials online for some useful tips and tricks for using EndNote to manage your research reading and to format your citations and bibliographies.

  102. video | Publicly viewable

    Watch a video about this tool which helps you study textbooks and papers by making notes

  103. video | Publicly viewable

    A video illustrating some key issues in research data management – and why these matter

  104. video | Publicly viewable

    Watch a video about using Google Docs, an application from Google that allows registered users to work on and store their documents online

  105. on-line course | Publicly viewable

    A free interactive course covering key research data management issues, designed for doctoral students and anyone else planning a project using digital data.

  106. on-line course | Publicly viewable

    View tutorials for iWork, direct from Apple.

  107. article | Publicly viewable

    Some tips from our teachers, for effective working with Word.

  108. article | Publicly viewable

    Things you can check if you find that EndNote and Word won't play nicely together.

  109. article | Publicly viewable

    Used to best effect, bibliographic software like EndNote can be a powerful information management tool. This article discusses the value of using bibliographic software in your research.

  110. article | Publicly viewable

    Read about options to adjust the behaviour of the MHRA footnote citation style

  111. article | Publicly viewable

    Read about the settings you need, and the steps to import a reference directly from Google Scholarinto your EndNote library

  112. article | Publicly viewable

    Ways of making sure that your data is kept safe

  113. article | Publicly viewable

    Download a referencing output style for History at Oxford

  114. article | Publicly viewable

    A note outlining the steps to take, when importing references directly from the PubMed website into your EndNote library

  115. article | Publicly viewable

    If part of your EndNote library gets lost or corrupted, there is a chance you can recover the library.
    Read the steps - and resolve to keep backup copies from now on!

  116. article | Publicly viewable

    The main legal citation style in the UK is the Oxford Standard for the Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA). A corresponding output style can be downloaded and included in EndNote's repertoire of styles.

  117. article | Oxford only

    You can download some connection files which have been configured specifically for users who are members of Oxford University.

  118. article | Oxford only

    To find journal articles, papers and other materials in your research field you will need to use bibliographic databases

  119. article | Publicly viewable

    This paper compares EndNote, RefWorks and (more briefly) Zotero, when used for managing and citing legal works using the OSCOLA referencing style

  120. article | Publicly viewable

    Anyone can set up a free EndNote Basic account online. But if you later install the full desktop version of EndNote, you can upgrade your online account for better features, more storage etc.

  121. article | Oxford only

    EndNote has a Find Full Text tool which can seek the full text of a paper or journal article, typically as a PDF file. Some settings are given here, which can help.

  122. article | Publicly viewable

    Read about keeping your EndNote software updated

  123. article | Publicly viewable

    Choosing a suitable reference type will mean that relevant field names are shown, and the citation will be formatted appropriately. While many references are journal articles, books, etc, EndNote has plenty of more specialist types for you to use.

  124. software | Publicly viewable

    citeulike is a free service for storing, organising and sharing the papers you are reading

  125. software | Publicly viewable

    Stay up to date with the latest patches and updates, direct from the EndNote company.

  126. software | Publicly viewable

    Use RefWorks to build a library of papers, books and other materials, insert in-text citations and footnotes and build bibliographies

  127. software | Publicly viewable

    LaTeX is a typesetting system, most often used for technical or scientific documents

  128. software | Publicly viewable

    Tool which helps you study textbooks and papers by making notes on your reading

  129. software | Publicly viewable

    AllMyNotes Organizer is a personal information management application

  130. software | Publicly viewable

    Use the free service EndNote Online to build a library of the papers, books and other text you encounter in your research. EndNote Online also helps you insert citations to those works into your own word-processed documents and papers.

  131. software | Publicly viewable

    Google Docs is an application from Google that allows registered users to work on and store their documents online

  132. software | Publicly viewable

    A.nnotate allows you to upload and annotate documents including PDFs

  133. software | Publicly viewable

    Bamboo DiRT is a tool, service, and collection registry of digital research tools for scholarly use.

  134. software | Publicly viewable

    View the IT Learning Programme web page for information about the learning resources available for different Microsoft Office versions.

  135. hands-on task | Publicly viewable

    This task will give you a flavour of how RefWorks can be used to cite those references into your own word-processed documents and papers, and to automatically assemble bibliographies.

  136. hands-on task | Oxford only

    Oxford Research Archive, ORA, is a permanent and secure online archive of research output produced by members of the University of Oxford

  137. hands-on task | Publicly viewable

    Use EndNote to build a library of the papers, books and other text you encounter in your research. EndNote also helps you insert citations to those works into your own word-processed documents and papers.

  138. playlist | Oxford only

    Preparation for the Scribus workshop

  139. playlist | Oxford only

    Preparation for the Images workshop

  140. playlist | Oxford only

    Preparation for the posters workshop

  141. playlist | Oxford only

    This online course compares the three editions of Adobe Acobat XI, and gives an overview of what you can do with the tool. It demonstrates the basics of working with PDFs: how to create, combine, edit, export, and review documents. It also shows how PDFs integrate with Microsoft Office applications and introduces the basics of working with forms. This course takes approximately 2 hours to complete.

  142. website | Publicly viewable

    View eDemos, resources and tutorials for NVivo, direct from the supplier.

  143. website | Oxford only

    Oxford Research Archive, ORA, is a permanent and secure online archive of research output produced by members of the University of Oxford

  144. website | Publicly viewable

    JournalTOCS provides tables of contents of over 24,000 academic journals and allows you to set up RSS feeds or email alerts for new articles in your favourite journals

  145. article | Publicly viewable

    The process of searching, reading, thinking and writing about the academic literature, which will inform and enable you to craft a well-written text