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Modern Languages: Graduate Training

Subjects: Modern Languages

Getting started

If you're looking for some introductory information, here is a copy of the library presentation from the Modern Languages Faculty induction on Tuesday 3rd October 2017. It gives some key links to resources such as the library catalogue, information about your subject librarians, and details of how the library can support you with some public engagement activities such as exhibitions or blogs. 

We have also included a presentation about SOLO, the library catalogue. This is designed for new students so it gives a good, clear overview of the essentials. We also have information about logging in to library computers, using the WiFi and the Print, Copy & Scan service (PCAS)

Subject Librarians

If you would like more information, or further help with any of the tasks , please contact your subject librarian:


Janet Foot
+44 (0)1865 278159

Johanneke Sytsema
+44 (0)1865 278166/58

Nick Hearn
+44 (0)1865 270462

Johanneke Sytsema
+44 (0)1865 278166/58

Emma Huber
+44 (0)1865 278153

Greek (Modern)
Kostas Skordyles
+44 (0)1865 270473

Hispanic Studies
Joanne Ferrari
+44 (0)1865 288033

Zsuzsanna Varga 
+44 (0)1865 270469

 Italian Literature and Language
Clare Hills-Nova
+44 (0)1865 278094

Joanne Ferrari
+44 (0)1865 288033

Adina Bradeanu
+44 (0)1865 278166

 Slavonic Literature and Language
Nick Hearn
+44 (0)1865 270462
Barbara Baj Wojtowicz (Slavonic Regional Specialist)
+44 (0)1865 270467

Joanne Ferrari
+44 (0)1865 288033

Graduate Training

These tasks are designed to introduce newly arrived graduates to the essential library tools you will need to do research and to take full advantage of the wealth of electronic resources which are available at Oxford.

The shelfmark guides referred to in some of the tasks are at the top of the right-hand column. 

Once you have completed the general tasks below, please see the right-hand column for language-specific tasks

Taylor Institution Library Virtual Tour

Stuck in the stacks? Bamboozled by the basement? Overwhelmed by oversize? Baffled by B.Per? Discover the library with our virtual tour!

Scan and Deliver

There is a Scan & Deliver service for items held in the Bodleian Libraries Book Storage Facility. Instead of requesting the physical item to a reading room, you can request scans of sections direct to your desktop. The following presentation takes you through the basic process of ordering a scan. Further details can be found here: