academic writing

The Academic Writing category covers all aspects of producing and managing documents, for your work or research. As well as mastering a word-processor, you will need to manage your collection of bibliographic references and understand the implications of copyright and plagiarism. You will create a range of documents including posters for conferences and CVs.

  • video | Publicly viewable

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

  • software | Publicly viewable

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

  • 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.

  • software | Publicly viewable

    AllMyNotes Organizer is a personal information management application

  • software | Publicly viewable

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

  • software | Publicly viewable

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

  • 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.

  • playlist | Oxford only

    This playlist will prepare you for the workshop covering desktop publishing workflows.

    You will find that having some basic familiarity with InDesign (or another desktop publishing programe) will mean that you will find the workshop more useful. It is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that you watch the PRE-COURSE PLAYLISTS below if you don't already have some basic skills in InDesign or an equivalent program. It will take about 40 minutes and you don't have to watch them all in one sitting.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • playlist | Oxford only | v. 2013

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

  • 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.

  • software | Publicly viewable

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

  • 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.

  • article | Publicly viewable

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • article | Publicly viewable

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

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