Upcoming workshops in 2020
Our regular iSkills workshops will be available again in Michaelmas Term through a combination of webinars and pre-recorded videos. Watch this space for titles as they become available.
Click on the links for further information and to book online. All the workshops listed here are free.
Further sources of information you may find helpful:
Please click on the links below for further information about each course.
Handouts are uploaded to the Bodleian iSkills Handouts Page
Bodleian iSkills is a series of free information skills workshops designed to help postgraduates and researchers find and make effective use of scholarly publications and other materials. We cover:
Workshops by topic - select this tab above to see the full list of workshops we run, grouped under topic headings.
Workshops by date - select this tab above to view our timetable of upcoming sessions.
Who may attend? - All members of the University and Bodleian Library Readers. Some individual workshops are designed for particular groups (e.g. postgraduates). Our iSkills for the Medical Sciences and OUH staff are designed for those two groups of people.
For more information on each workshop and who may attend, click on the links in the Workshops by Date or Workshops by Subject tabs above.
Cost - all iSkills sessions are free.
Booking a place - Booking is essential. Use the online booking links for each session in the Workshops by Date or Workshops by Subject tabs above. When you make your booking, you will be prompted to sign in with your Oxford single sign on (SSO) username. All current members of Oxford University should have an SSO, but Bodleian Libraries readers who are not current members of Oxford University will not have an SSO. OUH staff might also not have an SSO. If you do not have a SSO but would like to attend a course please contact User Education and we will book a place on your behalf.
Handouts - are available from the handouts page after each session.
If you would like a one-to-one session to get help on any aspect of library resources and tools (SOLO, databases, ejournals, etc.) and generally get advice and tips for locating sources for British and Western European history, then sign up for a 1-1 session with the History Faculty Librarian-in-Charge.
You can find details of Bodleian Libraries' subject specialists online for other areas and contact them directly for advice and to arrange appointments. Individual sessions can be arranged by emailing the History Faculty Librarian-in-charge (email@example.com).
The University's Language Centre has a lot to offer for historians wishing to upgrade their language skills or, quite simply, start learning a language. There are several courses for historians, and a variety of regular Languages for All courses for all skill ranges.
They also have a lending library encouraging self-learning with a lot of language learning resources for 180 languages, including books and CDs, a very nice film collection and satellite television available in several languages. They also encourage online learning.
And finally, they have a successful language exchange programme which allows you to speak with native speakers.