This one hour lecture is aimed at 2nd year undergraduates and follows on from the “Framing an Undergraduate Thesis and the Perils of Plagiarism” session offered by Dr Hannah Smith in week 4 of Hilary Term 2019. This session aims to give you a head start on the skills you will need to track down secondary literature and primary source material for your thesis. A range of library catalogues, databases, web portals and more will be explored to help you make the best use of your time.
Week 5: Friday 15th February, 11am
Venue: Examination Schools
Presenter: R D’Arcy-Brown
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 with the History Faculty Librarian-in-Charge.
You can find details of Bodleian Libraries' subject specialists online for other areas and contact them directly for advice and to arrange appointments. Individual sessions can be arranged by emailing the History Faculty Librarian-in-charge (email@example.com).
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, and a variety of regular Languages for All courses for all skill ranges.
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.