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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 IT Training 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 OUCS. Book online via the OUCS 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 2017

Training for Prelims

Online Resources for Prelims Paper 1

This session will present and explore online resources useful for Section A (Approaches to Language) of 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.

Attendees will have a chance to follow along with demonstrations and ask questions as the session progresses.

6th Week, Monday 20th February, 3pm


7th Week, Thursday 2nd March, 3pm

This information skills session will be held in the IT training room in the EFL. To book a place on one session, please email:


Training for Postgraduates

Research resources for English postgraduates

This session is an introduction to print and electronic resources for research in English Literature.

Week 5 Tuesday 14 February 2pm


Week 5 Wednesday 15 February 11am

The sessions will be held in the IT training room in the EFL. To book a place, please email: