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|for all students and researchers: Bodleian iSkills: Open Access Oxford - what's happening? (Tue 30 Jan 12.00-13.00)|
Thursday 3 May 2017, 1.30-3.30pm, Lecture Theatre, George Street
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State Papers Online I - IV: The Tudors, Stuarts & Commonwealth 1509-1714 (Foreign & Domestic) is a complex but hugely important resource for early modernists. Join a SPO trainer to learn:
What does the State Papers Online contain?
SPO offers original historical materials across the widest range of government concern, from high level international politics and diplomacy to the charges against a steward for poisoning a dozen or more people. The correspondence, reports, memoranda, and parliamentary drafts from ambassadors, civil servants and provincial administrators present a full picture of Tudor and Stuart Britain. This major resource overcomes the fragmented experience of much historical research by re-uniting the Domestic, Foreign, Borders, Scotland, and Ireland State Papers of Britain with the Registers of the Privy Council and other State Papers now housed in the Cotton, Harley and Lansdowne collections in the British Library.
[scheduled for Michaelmas Term only.]
This 2-hour session is designed to equip students working on their dissertation with key information skills in order to make best use of electronic information and discovery resources. A range of databases, e-journals and web portals will be explored as well as advanced features in SOLO and tools for literature searches. Time for hands-on practise will be included.
The University's Language Centre has a lot to offer for historians wishing to upgrade their language skills or, quite simply, start learning a language. There are several courses for historians, intensive weekend courses and quite simply, our regular OPAL and LASR courses.
They also have a lending library encouraging self-learning with a lot of language learning resources for 180 languages, including books and CDs, a very nice film collection and satellite television available in several languages. They also encourage online learning.
And finally, they have a successful language exchange programme which allows you to speak with native speakers.
If you would like a one-to-one session to get help on any aspect of library resources and tools (SOLO, databases, ejournals, etc.) and generally get advice and tips for locating sources for British and Western European history, then sign up for a 1-1 session by emailing the History Librarian.
You can find details of Bodleian Libraries' subject specialists online for other areas.