Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Workshops and Classes: iSkills - Archives and modern papers for Social Sciences and History

Details and booking

Bodleian iSkills: Archives and Modern Papers for Social Sciences and History

The Bodleian's Weston Library has a wealth of resources covering almost all aspects of modern British society and culture. This online session will introduce key finding aids and get you started with the research skills needed to make the most of these resources.

Subjects to be covered include:

  • Identifying relevant material in Oxford and elsewhere
  • Considerations when working with archival material
  • Types of archives and modern papers
  • How to find out more

Intended Audience:  Students, researchers and other Bodleian Libraries' readers considering using modern papers and archives in social science or historical research.

Dates and booking

Next date TBA > Booking closed

Notice of recording

Each live online training session will be recorded for accessibility and inclusivity reasons, and will be shared with all attendees after the session. It may also be put onto Canvas (Oxford University’s virtual learning environment) to enable other Oxford University members with SSO to view it.

More information


Presenter:  Jeremy McIlwaine

Format:  Mix of pre-recorded and live presentation followed by Q&A

What you will need? You will need to provide your own computer with a browser (must be Chrome or Edge) or the Microsoft Teams desktop app installed.  Please read our guidance notes below on using Teams.  You will need a speaker and microphone for listening and speaking. You need to be online with a reliable internet connection.

Related workshops: