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Zoology: Help and Training

Subjects: Biology, Zoology

iSkills Courses

Details of forthcoming iSkills sessions can be found here

Help at the Library

General Queries


Tel: +44 1865 272 800


+44 1865 272800

Subject Librarians

The Biology Subject Librarian can help with -

  • Book and e-resource purchase suggestions
  • Enquiries about Biology collections at the RSL including our extensive forestry collection
  • Assistance in locating library print or electronic materials
  • Help with creating literature reviews for your research topic
  • Training and support for using library e-resources such as bibliographic databases
  • Queries regarding Open Access policies
  • Using a variety of reference management packages

Biology - Karine Barker -

Alexander (Ornithology) & Sherardian Library (Plant taxonomy) - Sophie Wilcox -

Information Skills Training

The Bodleian Libraries offer a range of training sessions focusing on different library services and resources. Topics covered include -

  • Searching bibliographic databases and catalogues
  • Measuring research impact and tracking citations
  • Using Geographical Information Systems (GIS) software
  • Making the most of reference management software

Sessions run as part of our iSkills training programme. Current courses can be viewed and booked from the iSkills site -

Further training sessions for specific subjects and courses is also provided at the Radcliffe Science Library. Full details can be found on the training section of our website -

IT Skills Training

The University of Oxford IT Services provide an extensive range of training courses. These include sessions on -

  • Advanced use of Microsoft Office products
  • Using statistics packages
  • Programming and operating systems
  • Working with digital sound, images and multimedia

Many courses are available free of charge or include a small administration fee. Courses can be booked and managed on-line. IT services have a complete Course Catalogue.

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