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Re-booking required for some upcoming UKDS Training

Due to an unexpected issue with our Zoom registration system, there has been a need to create new booking forms for some of our online training events. We apologise for the inconvenience.
If you have already booked a place for any of the events below, the link in your confirmation email will no longer be valid. Please delete your original email and book again by following the links below:

For next week’s An introduction to 2021 Census geography datasets webinar, please use this link to join the webinar at 10.00 on 18 October.

Any questions or queries please contact UKDS booking


New UK Data Service student pages


UKDS will be hosting a number of free events to help undergraduate students at all levels learn more about available data and plan projects. Browse the events pages for a full list of what is available.

Dissertation Award

The annual Dissertation Award is open for 2022-2023. The UK Data Service Dissertation Award recognises students who use data from the UK Data Service in their undergraduate dissertations. Awards will be given to the three best dissertations from this academic year. Each winning entry will receive £300 and be publicised via our website, blog and newsletter (you can read about last year’s winners here). This year’s deadline for submissions is 12:00 (noon) on 28 June 2023. Visit this year’s award launch page for information about how to apply.

Bloomberg is no longer available from the SSL library.

Any readers who wish to access this kind of business intelligence can use the Refinitiv Eikon terminal in the data area, as well as online resources such as Capital IQ and others listed on the Data Analysis Tools & Training page of this guide or Economics subject guide.

Those readers who have a particular need to use Bloomberg - perhaps to develop a familiarity with how it works can still access it in the Sainsbury Library in the Said Business School. They will need to email the Sainsbury to arrange to use it.

Social Science Data in the Bodleian

Contact the Bodleian Social Science Library if you wish to ask a question or seek more help .

Data Training

Data training in the University

Many training opportunities are available within the University to gain valuable research skills and develop a better understanding of finding and working with data. Workshops are run by different departments, from the Bodleian Library's iSkills sessions to IT Learning Centre courses. Booking links are available in the course description.

External data training & events

Online training opportunities, as well as various workshops, seminars and conferences available from UKDS and other organisations.

Subject and Data Librarian

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John Southall
Bodleian Social Science Library
Manor Road, Oxford, OX1 3UQ
+44 (0)1865 2-85936

Recommend a database

If the Bodleian Libraries don't have a database you are looking for, you can make a recommendation by completing the form below (Oxford Single-Sign On required).