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Ornithology: Training and Guides

Bodleian i-Skills sessions

The Bodleian Libraries run a range of user education courses throughout each term. Topics covered include -

  • Searching bibliographic databases and catalogues
  • Measuring research impact and tracking citations
  • Using Geographical Information Systems (GIS) software
  • Making the most of reference management software

Current courses can be viewed and booked from the iSkills site -

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Training & Online tutorials

  • Individual guidance always available on request; contact your Subject Librarian.
  • Training sessions for specific subjects and courses is provided at the Radcliffe Science Library. Full details can be found on the training section of the website -

  • Making the Most of the RSL: one hour general sessions, offered every week.
  • Information Skills and Induction: links to all the Bodleian Libraries' courses.
  • Virtual Training Suite: self-paced tutorials helping you get the best from internet searching.
  • University of Oxford IT Services provide an extensive range of training courses. These include sessions on -
    • Advanced use of Microsoft Office products
    • Using statistics packages
    • Programming and operating systems
    • Working with digital sound, images and multimedia

    Many courses are available free of charge or include a small administration fee. Courses can be booked and managed on-line. The full course catalogue can be viewed and searched at the following link -

Guides to key resources

Need Help?

For ornithology subject enquiries please contact Sophie Wilcox:

For other subject enquiries please check our Subjects page.

General information about Oxford University science libraries is available here.