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History Information Skills & Library inductions: Overview & Contact

Information skills courses and events for History Undergraduates  -  Postgraduates - Researchers open to all


History students and research can make use of a wide range of information skills courses, workshops and events.

History Faculty Library training for historians

Radcliffe Camera staff offer tailored courses and events to historians. They include:

  • Library inductions & tours
  • Research Skills for your Thesis
  • Thesis / Research Fairs
  • 1-1 sessions with specialists
  • Act-on-Acceptance and Open Access

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
  • Measuring research impact
  • 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 (for graduates) - These 2 hour workshops 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

IT skills

IT Services offers a great range of courses which are useful to historians. These include managing images or using Word effectively for your dissertation.



Students and researchers also have access to which is a huge library of online, video based, courses covering a wide range of software and IT related topics.

Contact us

Radcliffe Camera

Oxford, OX1 3BG

T: 01865 (2)77262



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Making the most of the Bodleian Library

Introductory sessions on using the Bodleian Library are available. Scheduled sessions run throughout term on Mondays, 2pm-3pm. > more

Online support

Online guides are available 24/7 which explain the services of the RadCam as well as guides on e-resources and useful tools available to users.