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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. video | Publicly viewable

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

  4. course pack | Publicly viewable

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

  5. course pack | Oxford only

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

  6. article | Publicly viewable

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

  7. 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

  8. website | Publicly viewable

    Researchers have a huge amount to gain from engaging with social media in various aspects of their work

  9. article | Publicly viewable

    Finding published and unpublished materials such as articles, papers, books, theses and primary research materials to support your research

  10. website | Publicly viewable

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

  11. article | Publicly viewable

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

  12. website | Publicly viewable

    Visit the Research Data Oxford website provided by the University's Research Services.

  13. 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.

  14. article | Oxford only

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

  15. 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.

  16. video | Publicly viewable

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

  17. 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.

  18. video | Publicly viewable

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

  19. software | Publicly viewable

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

  20. software | Publicly viewable

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

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. article | Publicly viewable

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

  24. 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

  25. website | Oxford only

    The Research Skills Toolkit explores IT and library tools, tips and techniques to support researchers.

  26. article | Publicly viewable

    Tools to create and work on audio or video

  27. 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

  28. 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.

  29. article | Publicly viewable

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

  30. 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.

  31. article | Publicly viewable

    Read about research impact and its importance in your work

  32. article | Oxford only

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

  33. 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.

  34. article | Publicly viewable

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

  35. 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.

  36. article | Publicly viewable

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

  37. article | Publicly viewable

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

  38. article | Publicly viewable

    Ways of making sure that your data is kept safe

  39. 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.

  40. article | Publicly viewable

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

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    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.

  42. course pack | Publicly viewable

    This course will cover basic concepts in exploratory data analysis and statistical modelling using R.

  43. article | Oxford only

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

  44. article | Publicly viewable

    Some resources for your professional development

  45. software | Publicly viewable

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

  46. on-line course | Oxford only

    A series of online courses were previously licensed for University of Oxford users

  47. 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

  48. website | Publicly viewable

    Dyabola is a near-comprehensive bibliographical database of the literature of classical archaeology from 1956 onwards

  49. 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?

  50. hands-on task | Publicly viewable

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

  51. 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

  52. 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.

  53. hands-on task | Publicly viewable | v. X8

    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.

  54. hands-on task | Publicly viewable

    In this task you will explore the Past Masters collection of primary sources

  55. hands-on task | Publicly viewable

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

  56. course pack | Publicly viewable

    Structured Query Language (SQL) is a programming language designed for managing data held in a relational database management system. This course is a follow-up to the introductory course, covering several advanced MySQL concepts.

  57. 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.

  58. 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.

  59. website | Publicly viewable

    WorldCat brings together Library catalogues from across the world

  60. article | Publicly viewable | v. X8

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

  61. course pack | Oxford only

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

  62. 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

  63. 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

  64. article | Publicly viewable | v. X8

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

  65. article | Publicly viewable | v. X8

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

  66. 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

  67. 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.

  68. 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

  69. 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.

  70. 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.

  71. 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.

  72. 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.

  73. article | Publicly viewable

    Download a referencing output style for History at Oxford

  74. website | Publicly viewable

    A key tool for finding materials in UK research libraries

  75. course pack | Oxford only

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

  76. on-line course | Publicly viewable

    Did you know about all the other functions that Google offers, to help you find the resources you need? Try these tutorials to learn more effective searching.

  77. website | Publicly viewable

    SOLO is the principal search and discovery tool for Oxford Libraries

  78. website | Publicly viewable

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

  79. website | Oxford only

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

  80. website | Publicly viewable

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

  81. software | Publicly viewable

    Diigo is an online bookmarking and annotation tool

  82. website | Publicly viewable

    View information about podcasting at Oxford University.

  83. website | Publicly viewable

    BBHI is a comprehensive guide to historical writing about the history of Britain, Ireland, and relations with the empire and Commonwealth

  84. website | Publicly viewable

    View the IT Services webpage for information about getting started with Nexus at Oxford.

  85. website | Publicly viewable

    View the IT Services webpage for information about WebEx, a web conferencing service.

  86. website | Oxford only

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

  87. website | Publicly viewable

    A major literature searching database in the Sciences, Social Sciences and Arts & Humanities, Web of Science can also be used to measure impact using citation data

  88. website | Publicly viewable

    A major literature searching database in Science, Medicine and Social Sciences, Scopus can also be used to measure impact using citation data

  89. website | Publicly viewable | v. 2010

    The Office 2010 ribbon, common to all of the Office 2010 applications such as Word, Excel and Outlook, is quite different from the menus available in previous Office versions. Discover some interactive guides that will help you track down your most-used menu options in the new ribbon.

  90. website | Publicly viewable | v. 2010

    Brief tutorials and tips for Access users, builders and designers.

  91. 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

  92. website | Publicly viewable

    The leading bibliographical database for finding scholarly materials in history

  93. website | Publicly viewable

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

  94. 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.

  95. website | Publicly viewable

    The Bodleian Libraries provide help and guidance with the use of ArcGIS. Some resources are available here in the portfolio (search for arcGIS for example)

  96. website | Publicly viewable

    The Journal Citation Reports rank the most influential journals in Science and Social Sciences using impact factors

  97. website | Publicly viewable

    Some Microsoft movies and demos on aspects of creating and using databases

  98. website | Oxford only

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

  99. website | Publicly viewable

    OxLIP+ is Oxford’s gateway to e-journals, databases and other online resources

  100. 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.

  101. 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.

  102. 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.

  103. website | Publicly viewable

    A series of videos, webinars and code examples to help you get the most out of MATLAB.

  104. 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!

  105. 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.

  106. article | Publicly viewable

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

  107. playlist | Oxford only | v. 2013

    Essential Excel skills to be comfortable with before attending this course.

  108. playlist | Oxford only | v. 2013

    Essential Excel skills to be comfortable with before attending this course.

  109. playlist | Oxford only | v. 2013

    This session provides guidance on which charts to use in both administrative and research situations and how to use them to convey messages clearly and effectively.

  110. playlist | Oxford only | v. 2013

    Watch these videos to prepare for the workshop: you will work with different types of large data sets to produce pivot tables to summarise data.

  111. article | Oxford only

    Resources for developing your IT skills further

  112. article | Publicly viewable

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

  113. playlist | Oxford only

    These playlists (one for each part of the workshop) will prepare you for learning the basics of using the NVivo qualitative analysis application.

  114. playlist | Oxford only

    This on-line video-based course introduces some key ideas that you will find useful when preparing content for your website. The course takes approximately 90 minutes to complete.

  115. playlist | Publicly viewable

    ATLAS.ti is a workbench for the qualitative analysis of large bodies of textual, graphical, audio and video data. It offers a variety of features and advanced analysis tools for analysing, coding, and visualising a wide range of qualitative data (e.g., text, image, video, audio, geo-data, and Twitter data).

  116. 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

  117. 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.