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  1. 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.

  2. article | Publicly viewable

    Notes can be taken in many different formats. Each method has advantages and disadvantages: you need to find what fits best with your working practices.

  3. 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).

  4. article | Publicly viewable

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

  5. article | Publicly viewable

    Organising your research material can be tremendously helpful. Read this article to explore different organising systems and their pros and cons to find one best suited for you.

  6. article | Publicly viewable | v. X8

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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. article | Publicly viewable

    Naming your files accurately and clearly can save you time when searching for documents later, and avoid confusion.

  14. article | Publicly viewable

    Ways of making sure that your data is kept safe

  15. 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.

  16. article | Publicly viewable | v. 2010

    Ways to protect your data against accidental or malicious mis-editing, or to conceal it from unauthorised view

  17. article | Publicly viewable

    A relational database is a means of storing, manipulating, and analysing structured data that represents the relationship between items. Learn about how they work, and how design a database, sort data and create forms.

  18. article | Publicly viewable

    If your research involves making use of structured data, using a database might help you. This article explores a few different tools for managing this type of data.

  19. article | Publicly viewable

    Shortcuts on the desktop or Start menu can save you time. They can also be used within your file structure, as an aid to organising your material. Instead of duplicating documents which seem to belong in more than one category, use shortcuts: the file stays in one location, but you can also open it from elsewhere.

  20. article | Publicly viewable

    An article that helps you think about structuring your research data and ensuring that it's properly documented

  21. 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.

  22. article | Publicly viewable | v. X8

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

  23. 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.

  24. article | Publicly viewable

    There’s no single right or wrong way to organise your research material – it’s a question of finding what works for you. Read about a variety of approaches and think about how you will apply them in your research.

  25. article | Publicly viewable

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

  26. article | Publicly viewable

    A brief introduction to Programming Style - some things to consider when choosing layout, naming variables, and adding comments to your programs.

  27. article | Publicly viewable

    You can add a field which notes the date when the record was last edited

  28. article | Publicly viewable

    Read about different ways to manage a many-to-many relationship in your data

  29. article | Publicly viewable | v. 2013

    Some suggestions for working with images in a database, and how to display the images with each record.

  30. article | Publicly viewable

    Think about ways of keeping track of the different versions of a document as it is repeatedly revised

  31. 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.

  32. 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.

  33. article | Publicly viewable | v. X8

    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.

  34. article | Publicly viewable

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

  35. article | Publicly viewable

    Your research data may well be a valuable resource in itself, so you may wish to consider sharing or archiving it

  36. 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.

  37. article | Publicly viewable

    Read about research impact and its importance in your work

  38. article | Publicly viewable | v. X8

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

  39. article | Publicly viewable | v. 2010

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

  40. article | Publicly viewable | v. 2010

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

  41. 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.

  42. 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!

  43. article | Publicly viewable

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

  44. article | Publicly viewable

    Read about keeping your EndNote software updated

  45. article | Publicly viewable

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

  46. article | Publicly viewable | v. 2010

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

  47. article | Publicly viewable

    An article to help you explore the subject of research integrity across a range of areas

  48. article | Publicly viewable

    Download a filter to help you import BibTeX files into EndNote and a style for outputting EndNote references in BibTeX format (suitable for ORCID uploading)

  49. article | Oxford only

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

  50. article | Publicly viewable | v. X8

    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.

  51. article | Publicly viewable | v. X8

    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.

  52. article | Publicly viewable | v. X8

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

  53. article | Oxford only

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

  54. article | Publicly viewable

    It is important to analyse your research question so you can design a plan for how you are going to approach the research.

  55. article | Publicly viewable

    How to make sure you keep (and can find) all the variety of information you gather during your research

  56. 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

  57. article | Publicly viewable

    Read about some common ways of acquiring research data, and some things to keep in mind as you do this

  58. article | Publicly viewable

    An online area where participants exchange their views and opinions on a given topic by posting messages

  59. article | Oxford only

    Different file sharing services have different sets of functions and what you can do will vary between them.

  60. 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.

  61. article | Oxford only

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

  62. 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

  63. article | Publicly viewable

    Once you have gathered your data or your information, you have to analyse it. You have to decide what kind of analysis you are going to perform (often more than one kind) and select the most useful tools and methods for this.

  64. article | Publicly viewable

    Some resources for your professional development

  65. article | Publicly viewable

    If you regularly work on multiple computers, a file synchronisation (or ‘syncing’) service can ensure you always have the latest version of all your material

  66. article | Publicly viewable

    Finding published and unpublished materials such as articles, papers, books, theses and primary research materials to support your research

  67. article | Publicly viewable

    Tools to create and work on audio or video

  68. article | Oxford only

    Resources for developing your IT skills further

  69. article | Oxford only

    email at Oxford is known as Nexus

  70. article | Publicly viewable

    Keeping up to date with new publications, research and news in your fields is a vital but time consuming task. RSS feeds can help by sending information to you automatically.

  71. article | Publicly viewable

    Here are some tips from our teachers, for effective working with Twitter.

  72. 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.

  73. article | Oxford only

    Locating books and journals for your research can be trickier than you might think.

  74. article | Publicly viewable

    Ways you can make information about yourself and your work available online - plus some pitfalls to watch out for

  75. article | Publicly viewable

    Keeping up to date with new publications and papers in your research area is a vital but time consuming task, particularly as you approach your submission date. Setting up database alerts, RSS feeds and saved searches so that new papers and other materials come to you, makes it much easier.

  76. article | Publicly viewable

    A mailing list is a convenient way to send messages to a group of people. There are lists for different purposes and groups. You may be added to some lists automatically - such as a list for your college or course - and there are others that you choose to join.

  77. 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.

  78. article | Publicly viewable

    In synthesising your research, you combine your thoughts, results and conclusions with references and illustrations and write it up in a suitable format

  79. article | Publicly viewable

    Read about a referencing output style for History at Oxford

  80. hands-on task | Publicly viewable

    Bibliographical databases are one of the best tools for locating journal articles, book reviews, collections of essays and conference proceedings
    even if you don’t know the authors or article

  81. software | Publicly viewable | v. X8

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

  82. hands-on task | Publicly viewable

    Alerting services allow you to receive notifications of new publications by email or by RSS feed

  83. hands-on task | Publicly viewable

    In this task you will explore a modular, subject-based bibliographical database, Oxford Bibliographies On-Line, OBO

  84. course pack | Oxford only

    Basic introduction to HTML & CSS

  85. video | Publicly viewable

    Watch a video

  86. video | Oxford only

    Watch this video for an introduction to digital photography

  87. video | Publicly viewable

    Some suggestions on how to use an iPad for research and academic work

  88. hands-on task | Publicly viewable

    The Journal Citation Report rank sets of journals in science and social science by measuring the frequency of citation of their articles. In this task you will use find Journal Impact factors and learn about the h-index, a personal impact factor.

  89. course pack | Oxford only

    The aim of this course is to help you make more informed decisions when setting up your camera to take photographs.

  90. course pack | Publicly viewable

    Podcasting is a method of distributing multimedia files (such as audio programs or music videos) over the Internet, for playback on mobile devices and computers. In this session aimed at novices, we will record, edit and publish an educational podcast using Audacity the simple, free audio editor.

  91. learning activity | Publicly viewable

    This activity should be read before you come along on the JavaScript or PHP taught courses. It is also relevant to many other programming languages.

  92. 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.

  93. course pack | Publicly viewable

    GIMP is a free cross-platform image manipulation program. It has a similar feature set to Adobe Photoshop. This course is an introduction to the tool.

  94. course pack | Publicly viewable

    Matlab is a high-performance language for technical computing.

  95. course pack | Publicly viewable

    Interactive whiteboards (sometimes called 'Smart Boards' after Smart Technologies product) can be a valuable teaching tool, but they are often perceived as being yet another technology to get to grips with.

  96. course pack | Oxford only

    A quick overview for staff members and researchers on how to design and deliver surveys via WebLearn.

  97. 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.

  98. course pack | Publicly viewable

    A practical introduction to the creation of a video

  99. 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.

  100. course pack | Publicly viewable

    These course notes and exercises build on your basic knowledge of GIMP from the Digital Images: GIMP Introduction course. GIMP is a free cross-platform image manipulation program. It has a similar feature set to Adobe Photoshop.

  101. hands-on task | Oxford only

    Explore the functionality of the full text digital library of Ancient Greek documents, TLG or Thesaurus Linguae Graecae.

  102. course pack | Oxford only

    Use the WebLearn Surveys tools to design and administer free surveys online. Resulting data can be downloaded or viewed in PDF format.

  103. 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.

  104. hands-on task | Publicly viewable

    This task will give you a flavour of how you might use the OECD iLibrary data

  105. course pack | Publicly viewable

    Your online presence should be current and fresh and you should be reaching out to a targeted audience to introduce your work to your peers. This course follows on from the Online Presence: Introductory workshop to further develop the strategies needed to maintain and increase your online presence.

  106. course pack | Oxford only

    The University's WebEx service helps you collaborate in real time, at your desk, with colleagues around the world. Learn to use WebEx's Meeting Center to share presentations and collaborate on documents.

  107. course pack | Publicly viewable | v. CS6

    This course book and related exercise files show you how to use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) within Dreamweaver to add styling and layout to your web pages.

  108. course pack | Publicly viewable | v. CS5

    Even small web sites can become difficult to maintain and keep up to date. This course book and related exercise files show how the tools in Dreamweaver can be used to help with the management of your page content, and the site as a whole.

  109. course pack | Publicly viewable

    If you've ever wondered how to turn your video footage into a polished short film with titles, transitions and background music, come along and find out how easy it is to do on a Mac with iMovie! Learn the basic editing skills to produce a wide variety of projects to suit your needs.

  110. course pack | Publicly viewable

    This course will teach you the basics of producing and shooting a professional-looking short video.

  111. course pack | Publicly viewable | v. CS6

    Dreamweaver is one of the most popular website authoring tools. This course book and related exercises introduce you to the Dreamweaver development environment and shows you how to create a simple web site.

  112. 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

  113. 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.

  114. course pack | Oxford only

    An introduction to using some of the more advanced data manipulation commands in Stata including commands which are commonly used within programs. The course also covers the basic commands required to write your own programs in Stata.

  115. course pack | Oxford only | v. CS6

    This course follows on from Illustrator: An introduction and focuses on Illustrator's creative tools. You will work with advanced tools and techniques allowing you to create more sophisticated illustrations.

  116. video | Publicly viewable | v. 2013

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

  117. video | Publicly viewable | v. 2013

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

  118. video | Publicly viewable | v. 2013

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

  119. course pack | Publicly viewable | v. 9

    This course book and related exercise files introduce you to the basic features of NVivo 9, one of the leading qualitative data analysis applications.

  120. course pack | Oxford only

    If you are new to web browsing, this self-study unit will help you to use popular aspects of the internet.

  121. 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.

  122. 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.

  123. 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.

  124. course pack | Oxford only

    This one-day course introduces the concept of regression and then extends this to multiple regression using practical, real examples.

  125. learning activity | Oxford only

    This one-day course introduces the concept of regression and then extends this to multiple regression using practical, real examples.

  126. video | Publicly viewable | v. 2013

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

  127. 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.

  128. course pack | Publicly viewable

    This is the course book that accompanies the Programming Concepts course. The course is for those with no programming experience who either want/need to take one of our programming courses, or who are just curious about some of the concepts involved in programming.

  129. course pack | Oxford only

    Would you go out and leave your house or car unlocked… so why take the risk with your confidential information?

  130. course pack | Publicly viewable

    Data management plans (DMPs) are becoming an increasingly important aspect of research - many funding bodies now require one as part of a grant application.

  131. course pack | Publicly viewable

    This short course covers the core skills required for a budding R user to develop a strong foundation for data analysis in the RStudio environment.

  132. course pack | Publicly viewable | v. 2010

    This course book and related exercise files builds on the basic skills that you already have in using PowerPoint to help you create effective presentations. The book is arranged as '10 principles' that address different aspects of presentation design, and can be used as a guide for creating new presentations, or enlivening existing ones.

  133. course pack | Publicly viewable

    This course book and related exercise files builds on the basic skills that you already have in using PowerPoint to help you create effective presentations. The book describes the presentation creation 'journey' from planning to delivery. It is accompanied by a presentation that can be used as an ideas source, and a collection of open-ended exercises for you to try.

  134. course pack | Publicly viewable | v. CS6

    This course book and related exercise files will use Adobe Dreamweaver to show you how to add simple interactivity on your web pages and include multimedia such as flash animation and audio. We will also take a brief look at what multimedia features HTML5 makes available to us.

  135. course pack | Oxford only

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

  136. video | Oxford only

    An introduction to the basics of Database Design

  137. course pack | Publicly viewable | v. 2010

    This is an advanced course in using Excel's analytical tools

  138. course pack | Publicly viewable

    Make your own animations! Flash does not require programming skills and is easy to learn. In this introductory module we will show you how to create your own animations using Flash, a perfect tool for creating interactive and animated websites to support your teaching and research.

  139. course pack | Oxford only

    This course offers a comprehensive introduction to the Mac operating system (currently Mountain Lion) and how to navigate it. Core security settings are discussed and you should feel confident in starting to use a Mac for your day-to-day computing needs after attending this course.

  140. course pack | Oxford only

    In this course you will first learn some simple command line programming with basic flow control in Java, then move on to see how these programming concepts relate directly to real life objects

  141. course pack | Oxford only | v. CS6

    In this session you will be introduced to the fundamental tools and features of Photoshop, including working with layers and selections.

  142. course pack | Publicly viewable | v. 2013

    This is an advanced course in working with large data sets and producing pivot tables to summarise information. It provides a detailed look at the uses for pivot tables and producing graphs from them.

  143. course pack | Publicly viewable

    This course covers basic concepts in exploratory data analysis and statistical modelling using R

  144. course pack | Publicly viewable

    My Study Bar is a free 'floating toolbar to support literacy' (Eduapps.org).

  145. hands-on task | Oxford only

    WorldCat is the world’s largest network of library content and services, containing references for approximately 1.5 billion items from thousands of libraries worldwide.

  146. course pack | Oxford only | v. 2011

    As a data analysis tool it is hard to see past pivot tables. Learn how easy it is to create multiple views, calculated fields and items just by dragging and dropping. Want to create a pivot chart from an external data source or filter data with Slicers? Easy.

  147. course pack | Oxford only | v. 2010

    As a data analysis tool it is hard to see past pivot tables. Learn how easy it is to create multiple views, calculated fields and items just by dragging and dropping.

  148. course pack | Oxford only | v. 2010

    This is an advanced course in working with large data sets and producing pivot tables to summarise information. It provides a detailed look at the uses for pivot tables and producing graphs from them.

  149. course pack | Oxford only

    Question: Do you trust your computer?

  150. course pack | Oxford only

    Podcasting is a method of distributing digital media over the Internet via subscription, for playback on mobile devices and computers. In this session aimed at novices, we will record, edit and publish an educational podcast using Audacity the simple, free audio editor.

  151. course pack | Publicly viewable | v. 2013

    This is an advanced course in using Excel's analytical tools

  152. video | Publicly viewable | v. 2013

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

  153. course pack | Oxford only

    Can anything of academic value ever be said in just 140 characters? This session explores the relevance of Twitter to university teaching, research and engagement activities. Find out how to get started, grow your following, and hone your tweeting style to maximise your impact.

  154. course pack | Oxford only

    Sometimes the easiest way to get someone’s password is to ask for it, and the criminals know this!

  155. course pack | Oxford only

    This course will introduce some software and online tools to make the process easier and more efficient

  156. course pack | Publicly viewable

    HTML, what's that? This is a beginners' class in creating simple web pages. You will learn how best to organise your content for readability and accessibility. You will also learn how to add simple styles to web pages to improve their presentation.

  157. course pack | Oxford only | v. CS5

    Photoshop is the industry standard software package for digital image manipulation. This session will cover working with digital photographs that have been transferred to your computer. You will be introduced to a model workflow for image manipulation and correction.

  158. video | Publicly viewable | v. 2013

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

  159. course pack | Oxford only | v. 2010

    Covering some aspects of Excel that puzzle users, including frequency distribution, arrays dynamic charts. Move beyond macros to VBA coding.

  160. 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.

  161. course pack | Oxford only

    You’ve never been more at risk! Get some practical help with setting strong passwords, and then looking after them.

  162. course pack | Oxford only

    This session covers the fundamentals of working in MapInfo. MapInfo is a geographical information system (GIS) that is very popular among entry-level users due to its low cost and ease of use. GIS is software that is designed to store, query, analyse, process and visualise spatial data.

  163. 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.

  164. course pack | Publicly viewable

    This course covers the basic concepts of SQL, a programming language designed for managing data held in a relational database management system

  165. course pack | Oxford only

    PHP is a widely used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML.

  166. course pack | Oxford only | v. CS6

    Photoshop is the industry standard software package for digital image manipulation. This session will cover working with digital photographs that have been transferred to your computer. You will be introduced to a model workflow for image manipulation and correction.

  167. course pack | Oxford only

    SketchUp is a simple yet powerful 3D modelling program. This advanced session covers materials, i.e. the textures that are applied to the surfaces of a 3D model.

  168. course pack | Publicly viewable

    Inkscape is a free cross-platform program used for creating illustrations such as diagrams, technical drawings, maps and logos. It has similar features to Illustrator.

  169. course pack | Oxford only | v. 2013

    This one-day course will provide an introduction to MS Project 2013.

  170. course pack | Oxford only

    The Hierarchical File Server (HFS) is a university-wide backup service, open to all postgraduates and all staff. This course will give you an introduction to backing up your data to the HFS, using Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) software.

  171. 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.

  172. course pack | Oxford only

    Keeping track of all the information used in the course of a research project can be time consuming, difficult, or just plain dull. This course aims to help you identify the way of organising material that works best for you, and to outline some strategies for doing this as painlessly as possible.

  173. course pack | Publicly viewable

    SketchUp is a simple yet powerful 3D modelling program. This session covers how to perfect your modelling with advanced techniques.

  174. hands-on task | Oxford only

    Picasa is a photo management program owned by Google. You can download it for free and use it to organise and edit photos on your computer.

  175. course pack | Oxford only | v. 2010

    Analysing your data across multiple worksheets and workbooks? It couldn't be easier using 3-D referencing. Perhaps you want to collaborate with others? Find out how to protect your workbooks or even lock some areas, to keep the data secure and prevent accidental edits. Want to learn some advanced charting features and how to create histograms? Learn how to do all this and more.

  176. course pack | Publicly viewable | v. 2013

    The course covers a number of techniques for analysing data using filters to narrow down the data and sorting to arrange it. The course provides an opportunity to learn about presenting data visually using charts

  177. 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.

  178. 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?

  179. 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.

  180. course pack | Oxford only | v. 2010

    How do you filter, summarise and subtotal large lists of data? With this course you will learn all about advanced filtering, database and other advanced functions to answer the question. Want to do some "what-if-analysis"? Want to find out how to create dynamic models that instantly recalculate when related cell values change? How do you analyse external data? Learn to use some of the more advanced tools in Excel and get the answers to these questions and much more.

  181. 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.

  182. course pack | Publicly viewable | v. 10

    This course pack will provide an introduction to the basic functions of NVivo 10 through exercises in preparing, managing and analysing qualitative data.

  183. course pack | Oxford only

    This session covers techniques for working with raster imagery, such as printed or scanned maps or aerial photography. The relationship between image (i.e. pixel) coordinates and geographic coordinates will be explained, and students will be shown how to 'geo-reference' raster images. The session will also cover several approaches to extracting spatial data from raster images. Finally, the session will cover how an image processor (e.g. Photoshop, PaintShop Pro) can be used to prepare rasters for display in GIS.

  184. course pack | Publicly viewable | v. 2013

    A hands-on activity session to grow your confidence in devising and checking formulae in a spreadsheet

  185. hands-on task | Publicly viewable | v. 2013

    This task will give you a flavour of how Excel can help you examine long lists of data, quickly and easily

  186. learning activity | Publicly viewable

    An integrated activity for practising a range of database skills on relational databases - try out the methods and techniques you have learnt from ITLC database courses (using Access).

  187. hands-on task | Publicly viewable

    The ProQuest platform provides access to many databases, including the largest online database of theses and dissertations

  188. course pack | Publicly viewable | v. 2013

    This course shows you how to build the essential structure of a relational database, using Access

  189. course pack | Oxford only | v. 2013

    A short course introducing the Nexus service for Outlook users. The course will use the web version of Nexus (OWA) and the Outlook email client specifically.

  190. course pack | Publicly viewable | v. 2010

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

  191. course pack | Publicly viewable | v. 2010

    This introductory course covers some basic statistical concepts and is intended for staff who need to use statisitical information in their work but may also be useful for research staff who want to refresh their knowledge of simple statistics

  192. course pack | Oxford only

    Does your research paper or departmental web site need eye-catching 3D visuals?

  193. course pack | Publicly viewable

    Does your research paper or departmental web site need eye-catching 3D visuals?

  194. 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.

  195. course pack | Oxford only

    C++ is one of the most popular and powerful programming languages. This two day course introduces you to the important elements of the language, taking you to a point where you will have the skills needed to write your own simple but useful programs, and make modifications to existing programs. Although delivered using Microsoft Visual C++, the skills are applicable to all C++ development environments.

  196. hands-on task | Publicly viewable

    Try out the snip tool to take a quick screen capture, for example so as to report an error message that has appeared

  197. course pack | Oxford only

    In this course you will learn how to capture and record entire or selected screen activity as a demonstration video. You will also learn how to add images, captions and sound to the video. When your video is complete you will undoubtedly want to share it with colleagues, friends, family and the world. You will learn how to do this by loading your video to the YouTube video-sharing website.

  198. course pack | Oxford only

    JavaScript (JS) is a client-side scripting language capable of dynamically modifying web content within an internet browser. This course introduces you to language fundamentals, the most popular JS libraries, and provides real-world examples in AJAX, jQuery, and dynamic CSS.

  199. course pack | Oxford only

    Do you really need to find out which Disney princess you are? Find out about the fraudulent attacks and scams that are rife in the social media world.

  200. course pack | Oxford only

    This four-session course covers the map-making aspects of ArcGIS Desktop and introduces its analytical functionality. Powerful and relatively complex, Desktop is the industry standard for geographic information systems (GIS) software. ArcGIS Explorer is designed to store, query, analyse, process, and visualise spatial data. It is typically used for making maps and performing spatial analysis.

  201. 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.

  202. course pack | Publicly viewable | v. 2013

    Learn to build queries to investigate and interpret your data, and try out a variety of techniques for manipulating and analysing your data in a relational database

  203. course pack | Oxford only

    In this course you will learn how to use Adobe Captivate to create quizzes to assess student learning using a series of graded questions. The result from the quiz is immediately returned to the user and passed to a Google form allowing all results to be analysed online.

  204. course pack | Publicly viewable | v. 2013

    This course shows you how to build the essential structure of a relational database (using Access as an example)

  205. video | Oxford only | v. 2007

    Watch videos to learn about pivot tables and see how they are made

  206. course pack | Oxford only

    This session covers intermediate-level skills in working in ArcGIS Explorer. Explorer is a basic and easy-to-use desktop geographic information system (GIS) that is free to download. It is part of the ArcGIS software range, which also includes web-based and mobile GIS, as well as the much more powerful ArcGIS Desktop. GIS is designed to store, query, analyse, process, and visualise spatial data. It is typically used for making maps and performing spatial analysis.

  207. course pack | Oxford only

    Perl is a stable, cross platform programming language that is used in many computer systems around the world for web programming, database manipulation, text processing, and system administration. This course will cover the basics of the language.

  208. 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.

  209. hands-on task | Publicly viewable

    PowerPoint allows you to create slides and combine these into a presentation. You can also use PowerPoint for designing conference posters.

  210. 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]

  211. course pack | Oxford only

    MapInfo is a geographic information system (GIS) that is very popular among entry-level users due to its low cost and ease of use. GIS is software that is designed to store, query, analyse, process, and visualise spatial data.

  212. course pack | Oxford only

    ArcGIS Explorer is a free, basic and easy-to-use geographic information system (GIS). GIS is used for making maps and performing spatial queries and analysis. While the functionality of Explorer is very limited, and probably inadequate for many university-level users, it is taught here as an important stepping stone to the more complex and powerful ArcGIS Desktop.

  213. 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)

  214. hands-on task | Oxford only

    WebLearn is Oxford University’s VLE (Virtual Learning Environment), sometimes called a learning platform. These tasks will show you how to edit content in WebLearn, including upload images and creating surveys.

  215. course pack | Publicly viewable

    A one-day workshop to introduce those researching in the fields of history and archaeology to working with computerised databases.

  216. hands-on task | Publicly viewable

    The Web of Science is an online abstracting and indexing database which concentrates on the prestigious high-impact journals. Its strength lies in citation searching. This task will give you a flavour of how you might use the Web of Science in your research.

  217. course pack | Publicly viewable | v. 2013

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

  218. 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.

  219. course pack | Publicly viewable

    Learn to add styles and layouts to your web pages using CSS.

  220. hands-on task | Publicly viewable

    SPSS is a program used by many non-statisticians for simple to moderately advanced data analysis. It is among the most widely used programs for statistical analysis in the social sciences. SPSS was formerly known as PASW.

  221. course pack | Publicly viewable | v. 2013

    This course covers a variety of techniques for manipulating and analysing the data in a relational database, using Access

  222. course pack | Publicly viewable | v. 2013

    This course shows you how to select and arrange data from your database, and present it using reports

  223. course pack | Publicly viewable | v. 2013

    Learn to create spreadsheets that are efficient, easy to understand and reliable (old version of this course)

  224. course pack | Publicly viewable

    Learn to use HTML to create Web Pages that are efficient, easy to understand and reliable, with the open source editor "BlueFish"

  225. course pack | Publicly viewable | v. 2013

    This course shows you how to build a user interface consisting of a set of forms, clearly laid out and helpfully formatted, along with tools for easy and quick navigation, using Access

  226. software | Publicly viewable

    Download a tool to help you choose which software to use, for your database project

  227. course pack | Oxford only

    This module covers a number of key areas in Stata. You will learn about the analysis of survey data and how to make graphs. How to perform common statistical analyses is also covered, although the emphasis is on the Stata commands and interpretation of output rather than on teaching statistics.

  228. course pack | Publicly viewable

    This course takes you through the steps you need to design a good relational database, from concept to implementation

  229. 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.

  230. hands-on task | Publicly viewable | v. 2013

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

  231. course pack | Publicly viewable | v. 2013

    An exploration of techniques that can be used to help identify and avoid errors in Excel worksheets. The course includes advice on the design of new Excel solutions. It is run in a workshop style and participants are encouraged to discuss their own work and raise issues.

  232. 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]

  233. 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]

  234. 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.

  235. on-line course | Publicly viewable

    Learn to use GarageBand, a program from Apple for creating music or podcasts

  236. software | Publicly viewable

    Google Scholar is a search engine for scholarly material such as peer-reviewed papers, theses, pre-prints, abstracts, and technical reports

  237. software | Publicly viewable

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

  238. software | Publicly viewable

    Brainstorming (mind mapping, concept mapping) can help you to conceptualize your thoughts and give them some form

  239. event | Publicly viewable

    Wikipedia edit-a-thon: create or improve Wikipedia articles about women scientists and their achievements.

    This event is part of a series of events hosted by IT Services and the Bodleian Libraries to celebrate the bicentenary of Ada Lovelace, the first computer programmer.

  240. hands-on task | Publicly viewable

    Find out about conferences in your field and also locate the published papers or proceedings for conferences which have taken place

  241. software | Publicly viewable

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