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Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics: Training

Guide to Oxford University library resources, facilities and services for DPAG.

Quick Links to Training Programmes

Graduate and Post-Doc training

The research process

Engage is a really useful site covering all aspects of the research process in Biosciences:

  • getting started
  • reviewing literature
  • planning your research
  • statistical analysis
  • writing up & presenting your research

Brush up your information skills

The Bodleian Libraries, the RSL and IT Services all provide training on a range of topics from how to find material in the library through to the use of statistics software packages. You can always find the latest training information under the Training tab on the RSL website.


'Making the Most of the RSL' induction

If you are new to Oxford or simply in need of a refresher on how best to use our resources, why not attend one of our regular introductory sessions? They last an hour and take place every week:

  • Monday morning: 9.30–10.30 a.m. (except on Bank Holidays)
  • Thursday afternoon: 2.15–3.15 p.m.

These are general sessions which provide an introduction to the Bodleian Libraries, the use of SOLO and electronic resources available in Oxford.

Click here for booking information.


iSkills Programme

The information skills programme runs each term. Topics covered include:

  • Reference management.
  • Using bibliographic databases.
  • Using the library catalogue.
  • Accessing e-books and e-journals.
  • Citations and bibliometrics.
  • Tools for finding journals, maps, theses, conference proceedings and other types of document.

View the course programme on the iSkills page.

You'll be informed of the termly Research Skills Toolkit workshops through Weblearn. This programme offers two-hour sessions combining IT and library tools to support researchers.


IT Services

IT Services provide a wide range of courses throughout the year covering the use of software packages and operating systems, programming, and research and reference management tools. Full details of courses and the booking procedure can be found on the IT and Information Skills course catalogue.

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Subject Librarian for Medical Sciences

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