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History Information Skills & Library inductions: Library inductions Michaelmas Term


Library inductions for freshers take place in 0th week of Michaelmas Term. See Oxford Dates of Terms.

History freshers, including joint schools students and visiting students, should attend the History library induction in the History Faculty, George Street (view map). The timetable will be published in September.

The 1 hour induction covers all the basics relating to Bodleian Library and History Faculty Library, services and collections, using the library catalogues (SOLO and Databases A-Z), copying & printing.   

Tours: to help navigate the History Faculty Library, 30-min tours will run Wed-Fri Week 0 at 10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00, 15.00, 16.00; and Mon-Fri Week 1 at 11:00, 15:00. Maximum number of 12 students per tour allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Meeting point: Radcliffe Camera (ask staff for assembly point).

Timetable 0th week Michaelmas Term


Induction at George Street

Balliol Thursday 14.00-15.00
Blackfriars Friday 10.45-11.45
Brasenose Thursday 10.45-11.45
Christ Church Wednesday 10.45-11:45


Friday 9.15-10.15

Exeter Friday 10.45-11.45
Harris Manchester Friday 12.00-13.00
Hertford Wednesday 14.00-15.00
Jesus Thursday 10.45-11.45
Keble Wednesday 15.15-16.15
LMH Thursday 14.00-15.00
Lincoln Thursday 12.00-13.00
Magdalen Friday 10.45-11.45
Mansfield Friday 10.45-11.45
Merton Thursday 10.45-11.45
New College Friday 10.45-11.45
Oriel Friday 9.15-10.15
Pembroke Friday 12.00-13.00
Queen's Thursday 10.45-11.45
Regent's Park Thursday 12.00-13.00
Somerville Wednesday 15.15-16.15
St Anne's Friday 12.00-13.00
St Benet's Thursday 10.45-11.45
St Catherine's Thursday 14.00-15.00
St Edmund Hall Wednesday 15.15-16.15
St Hilda's Friday 9.15-10.15
St Hugh's Wednesday 14.00-15.00
St John's Friday 9.15-10.15
St Peter's Friday 12.00-13.00
Trinity Wednesday 12.00-13.00
University Wednesday 15.15-16.16
Wadham Friday 9.15-10.15
Worcester Thursday 12.00-13.00
History of Art Friday: Induction,12.00-13.00
Friday: Tour of the History Library, Radcliffe Camera: Meet in the Lower Camera at 14.30.

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