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Workshops and Classes: Bodleian iSkills

Bodleian iSkills

Workshops for Michaelmas Term 2016Bodleian iSkills logo


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Workshops by Topic

Searching and finding scholarly materials (general)

Searching and finding scholarly materials (specific subjects)

Materials in special formats (images, manuscripts, maps etc.)

Reference management (RefWorks, Endnote, Zotero, Mendeley)

Research data management

Keeping up to date with the latest research

Measuring impact

Open Access


Handouts are uploaded to the Bodleian iSkills Handouts Page

About iSkills

Bodleian iSkills is a series of free information skills workshops designed to help postgraduates and researchers find and make effective use of scholarly publications and other materials.  We cover :

  • Information discovery and searching for scholarly materials
  • Endnote, RefWorks, Zotero, Mendeley, ColWiz and Papers for managing references and formatting footnotes and bibliographies
  • Keeping up to date with new research
  • Measuring research impact 
  • Understanding copyright and looking after your intellectual property
  • Open Access publishing and complying with funder mandates for open access
  • Managing your research data

Where can I view the timetable?  View the timetable by selecting the Workshops by Date tab above.

Who may attend? All members of the University and Bodleian Library Readers. Some individual workshops are designed for particular groups (e.g. postgraduates). Check the individual sessions in the Workshops by Date tab above.

Cost - all iSkills sessions are free.

Booking a place - Booking is essential. Use the online booking links for each session in the Workshops by Date tab above.  When you make your booking, you will be prompted to sign in with your Oxford single sign on (SSO) username.  All current members of Oxford University should have an SSO, but Bodleian Libraries readers who are not current members of Oxford University will not have an SSO.    If you do not have a SSO but would like to attend a course please contact User Education and we will book a place on your behalf.

Handouts - are available from the handouts page after each session.


Contact us

Find out about iSkills (what it is, who may attend, timetables & booking)

Contact us:


Telephone: (01865) (2)72841

Join our mailing list:

Visit our blog: Bodleian iSkills Blog

Follow us on Twitter @bodleianskills

Centre for Digital Scholarship

Visual Analytics Series, led by Margaret Varga, Chair of the NATO Exploratory Visual Analytics Research Task Group and visiting fellow at the University of Oxford's Department of Oncology.

13:00-14:00, Thursdays, between 23rd June and 8th December

All welcome, admission free.

Open Access & ORA drop-in sessions in the Centre for Digital Scholarship and the RSL Lounge

Weekly drop-in sessions to provide face-to-face support and answer all your queries on Open Access and ORA.

11:30-13:30 every Monday (except Bank Holidays) until 8th Week - Digital Scholarship Centre, Weston Library

16.00-17.00 every Tuesday until 8th Week - Radcliffe Science Library

Digital Scholarship Centre weekly drop-in sessions

Every Monday from 25th April to 13th June, except Bank Holidays

•    Digital projects drop-in session
•    ORA and ORA Data drop-in session
•    Digital coffee afternoons, held in the Visiting Scholars’ Centre