Skip to main content

History Information Skills & Library inductions: Bodleian iSkills

Bodleian iSkills

Upcoming workshops in Hilary Term 2020

Our courses are FREE, but booking online is essential - please click on the links for further information about the course and to book online

Week 4  (10-14 February)
Week 5  (17-21 February)
Week 6  (24-28 February)
Week 7  (2-6 March)
Week 8 (9-13 March) - Open Access Oxford Week
Week 9  (16-20 March)

Workshops by Topic

Please click on the links below for further information about each course.

Searching and finding scholarly materials (general)
Materials in special formats (images, manuscripts, maps etc.)
Mapping and spatial analysis
Reference management (RefWorks, Endnote, Zotero, Mendeley)
Research data management
Keeping up to date with the latest research
Measuring impact
Open Access
Copyright
Searching and finding scholarly materials (specific subjects)

Handouts are uploaded to the Bodleian iSkills Handouts Page

About iSkills

Bodleian iSkills is a series of free information skills workshops designed to help postgraduates and researchers find and make effective use of scholarly publications and other materials.  We cover:

  • Information discovery and searching for scholarly materials
  • Sourcing and using archival materials
  • Endnote, RefWorks, Zotero, 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
  • Mapping with GIS

Workshops by topic - select this tab above to see the full list of workshops we run, grouped under topic headings.

Workshops by date  - select this tab above to view our timetable of upcoming sessions.

Who may attend? - All members of the University and Bodleian Library Readers. Some individual workshops are designed for particular groups (e.g. postgraduates). Our iSkills for the Medical Sciences and OUH staff are designed for those two groups of people.

For more information on each workshop and who may attend, click on the links in the Workshops by Date or Workshops by Subject tabs above.

Cost - all iSkills sessions are free.

Booking a place - Booking is essential. Use the online booking links for each session in the Workshops by Date or Workshops by Subject tabs above.  When you make your booking, you will be prompted to sign in with your Oxford single sign on (SSO) username.  All current members of Oxford University should have an SSO, but Bodleian Libraries readers who are not current members of Oxford University will not have an SSO.  OUH staff might also not have an SSO.   If you do not have a SSO but would like to attend a course please contact User Education and we will book a place on your behalf.

Handouts - are available from the handouts page after each session.

Loading ...

General workshops and classes

These workshops focus on general skills and resources which can be used across a wide range of disciplines.

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 - 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

Contact us

Find out about iSkills (what it is, who may attend, timetables & booking)

Contact us:

Email: usered@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Telephone: (01865) (2)72841

Join our mailing list:
email wiser-subscribe@maillist.ox.ac.uk

Visit our blog: Bodleian iSkills Blog

Follow us on Twitter @bodleianskills