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English at Oxford: EFL Training Sessions

Subjects: English

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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.

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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

EFL Training Sessions

Trinity Term 2019


The EFL are now running drop-in sessions for your referencing queries. Come along at any point during the times below, and ask us anything about referencing. 

if you're having a specific problem, bring along an example essay, or come armed with a few questions. We'll also have guides on hand about referencing and reference management software, for you to take away.

Weeks 1-8: Monday, 3pm - 4pm

Research Skills for 3rd Years
Weeks 7 & 8

The EFL are offering a training session to help you with Papers 6 and 7 (Dissertation and Special Options).


The summer vacation is the time for reading before you start Paper 6, as well as reading in preparation for  the hand-in of your dissertation summary in Michaelmas Term.

The EFL session will give you some ideas of how to approach your research:

  • We’ll look at developing a search strategy.
  • Advice will be given on reference management.
  • We’ll explore advanced features of SOLO to help save you time and make your research more efficient.
  • There will be demos of key online resources and a chance to try them out yourself.

Sessions will be taking place in weeks 7 & 8 and in previous years have been fully booked quickly, so please sign up to one session using the online form:


Week 7: Thursday 13th June at 10am
Week 8: Wednesday 19th June at 2pm

Feedback on Training sessions:

If you have attended a training session this term we would really appreciate some feedback, please fill out this anonymous survey to let us know how we can improve. If you haven’t attended any session please let us know why as well: