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Modern Languages: Undergraduate Training

Subjects: Modern Languages

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

Undergraduate Training

These tasks and information sheets below are designed to introduce newly arrived undergraduates to the essential library tools you will need to make full use of Oxford's libraries and electronic resources, and be able to hit the ground running with the library survival skills you will need for the first weeks of your course. 

Please note there is an additional task in the list below on Transliteration for students studying Russian. ​

If you would like a refresher before starting the tasks, take a look at the presentation from the library induction which covers the basics of SOLO, finding books and journal articles and using the library catalogue. 

Useful links

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: