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Bodleian K B Chen China Centre Library Guide: Information Skills

Guide to resources

General workshops and classes

These workshops focus on information skills and resources across a wide range of disciplines.  They are primarily aimed at University of Oxford students and staff and, for particular workshops, OUH staff. We will continue to deliver the workshops in Trinity Term 2021 through a combination of webinars and pre-recorded videosPlease contact if you are an OUH member or external reader wishing to attend any of our workshops.  

Bodleian iSkills - Workshops in Information Discovery & Scholarly Communications

This programme is designed to help you to make effective use of scholarly materials. We cover

  • Information discovery and searching for scholarly materials
  • Endnote, RefWorks, Zotero and Mendeley for managing references and formatting footnotes and bibliographies
  • Keeping up to date with new research
  • Responsible research metrics
  • Understanding copyright and looking after your intellectual property
  • Open Access publishing and complying with funder mandates for open access
  • Managing your research data

Research Skills Toolkit 

Note: Lockdown restrictions prevented the Research Skills Toolkit from running in Hilary Term 2021.

These 2 hour workshops, run in January of each year, introduce key software and online tools for your research, hone your searching and information skills and introduce you to subject specialists.  Some of the topics on offer include

  • Finding articles, papers, conferences and theses
  • Keeping up to date with emerging research
  • Using Endnote to manage your references
  • Finding and manipulating images
  • Finding highly cited journals and measuring research impact

Referencing: Choosing and using software (formerly Tech Tools - Reference Management)

For more information about reference management software see our Reference Management guide.