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MSD and OUH Information Skills Training: Welcome

Purpose of this guide

This guide is intended for students and researchers at the University of Oxford and staff in Oxford University Hospitals Trust seeking information on the training available through the Bodleian Health Care Libraries.

Use this guide to find out about our training and help available


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Free workshops to help you develop your research & information skills

As part of the Bodleian iSkills programme the Bodleian Health Care Libraries offer a variety of workshops throughout the year aimed at supporting those doing research in the Medical Sciences Division. All of our workshops are free and open to both Medical Sciences Division members and OUH staff (unless otherwise stated). 


Browse this guide to see the workshops we are offering January-March 2020. University members can book onto the workshops by clicking the booking link and entering their Single Sign On. OUH staff can book their place by e-mailing from their OUH e-mail address.


Other Bodleian iSkills workshops take place in town and are open to University members only.

Click here to see the full Bodleian iSkills programme


                    If you have any questions regarding our training programme please e-mail             

Contact Us

     01865 (2)21936 


     Cairns Library, Level 3, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington

     Knowledge Centre, Old Road Campus Research Building, Old Road Campus, Headington

     NOC Library, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Headington

     Horton Library, Horton Hospital, Banbury




Reference Management

Learn how to manage your references effectively & easily cite/create bibliographies in Word using either EndNote or Mendeley. Click here for more details

Introduction to Literature Searching

Learn how to formulate strategic searches and apply them to databases, how to keep up to date with new developments in your field, and other top tips to help you with your research. Click here for more details.

Systematic Reviews & Evidence Synthesis

Learn how to formulate a robust search strategy, use methodological search filters, choose appropriate databases, find grey literature etc. Click here for more details.

Managing Research Data

Learn the key principles of research data management, how to formulate a data management plan, and other significant issues surrounding research data. Click here for more details

Research Impact - Citation Analysis Tools

Learn about the main issues involved in using citation analysis, how to find journal impact factors, how to calculate your own h-index and more. Click here for more details.

Open Access Training

Learn about what Open Access is, about Oxford's policy on Open Access, and about what you must do to comply with both Oxford and funders' policies. Click here for more details

One to One & Group Training

In addition to the Bodleian iSkills workshops listed on these pages, our Outreach Team offer free training sessions, either individually or in a group, to help you develop your search skills - from beginner to advanced level. 

We can also carry out literature searches for you to help your, or if you are studying, we can offer training to help you find articles and references for your essay or dissertation. Click here for more details.