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English at Oxford: EFL Training Sessions

Subjects: English

EFL Training and Workshops

This page is constantly updated throughout the academic year, please keep checking back to see what other courses we have on offer.

Most of our training takes place in the EFL Computer Room. See the Main Library floorplan for details of how to access this room.

Other relevant training programmes

Bodleian iSkills
Bodleian iSkills workshops and classes run every term and are designed to help you to make effective use of library and other information resources in print and online.

These practical workshops are free and will usually take place at IT Services. Book online via the Course website.  Please cancel your place if you cannot attend.

If you would like further information or advice as to which session would be most useful for you, please email or join the mailing list:

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Making the most of the Bodleian
These sessions are general ones, providing a practical introduction to the Bodleian within the context of the Bodleian Libraries, with hands-on guidance in the use of the online catalogue, the automated stack request system, and electronic resources accessed through OxLIP+.

Undergraduates and visiting students do not need to attend these sessions, as their timetabled library inductions (even if not held at the Bodleian) will cover the same skills and knowledge.
Making the most of the Bodleian timetable

Hilary Term 2018

Online Resources for Prelims Paper 1
6th Week: Monday at 10am, EFL Computer Room

For those of you who couldn’t attend in Michaelmas term, there is another opportunity to explore online resources to help you with the language part of Prelims Paper 1. We will demonstrate how to find reference material and primary texts online and which online tools can be used to analyse and compare texts. This introductory session will cover historical dictionaries, EEBO, ECCO, LION, and Corpora.

To book a place on this session, please email:


3rd year English Undergraduates

Researching your Dissertation: Making the most of online resources for paper 7
3rd Week: Wednesday at 10am and Friday at 11am, EFL Computer Room

This session is open to Third Year students only. For those of you who couldn’t make the session in your 2nd year, here is another opportunity to explore online resources for researching your dissertation. We will cover: Developing a search strategy; Advanced features of SOLO; How to find online resources; Where to go for further help and find more information.

To book a place on one session, please email: