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Workshops and Classes: iSkills: Keeping up to date with research

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Bodleian iSkills: Keeping up to date with research (formerly 'Getting information to come to you')

An online introduction to using alerts to keep up to date with new research and save you time. A combination of presenter-led instruction and the opportunity for participants to set up email alerts to receive notifications for publications in their field of research.

We invite you to send any questions you have in advance to for the instructors to cover in the session. There will also be opportunities to ask questions in the class.

By the end of the session you will:

  • Understand how email alerts can help you
  • Be able to set up alerts on your favourite databases and other platforms for new content in your field
  • Learn how to manage your alerts

Intended Audience:  Postgraduates, researchers, academics and anyone interested in the topic


Next date TBA > Booking closed

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.

A series of pre-recorded videos covering how to set up alerts in different databaseses are available at
You can find a live recording of this workshop on Canvas at Single Sign On is required to view the live recording.


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Presenters:  Helen Bond and Helen Worrell

Format:  Online presenter-led instruction with opportunity for participants to set up email alerts

What you will need:  You will need to provide your own computer ideally with the Microsoft Teams desktop app installed, otherwise with a browser (must be Chrome or Edge).  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.

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