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Workshops and Classes: iSkills: Preparing for your literature review in the Social Sciences

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Bodleian iSkills: Preparing for your literature review in the Social Sciences

Get ready to undertake your literature review using your own research questions to build a successful search and apply it to a range of library resources.

Objectives - By the end of the session you will be able to:

  • Build a successful search strategy
  • Use a range of bibliographic databases and search tools in the Social Sciences
  • Work effectively with large result sets
  • Source highly cited papers relevant to your research
  • Set up alerts for newly-published papers on your topic

Intended Audience:  Postgraduate students and research staff in the Social Sciences

Dates and booking

Next date TBA

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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.

A series of pre-recorded videos adapted from this workshop can be found 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:  Kat Steiner and Sarah Wilson

Format:  Online teacher-led presentations and live demonstrations (with opportunities for questions via chat function and follow up one-to-one help).

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

Related courses:

See other workshops in the Bodleian iSkills series.