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Medical Sciences : Research Resources: Training & Guides

Guide to Oxford University library resources for postgraduates, postdocs and researchers in the Medical Sciences Division.
Subjects: Medicine

Brush up your Information Skills

The Bodleian Libraries and IT Services provide a range of training on topics from how to find material in the library through to the use of statistics software packages. You can find the latest information under  Ask and Support option on the RSL Website.

The Radcliffe Science Library (RSL) is the University's main science lending and reference library. It holds a vast collection of printed and online resources that are accessible through SOLO (Search Oxford Libraries Online), the University's online library catalogue.  

Its services and collections are currently housed in the Vere Harmsworth Library, at the American Institute while its building is being renovated until Summer 2021.

 For current opening hours and revised services due to Covid-19 please visit the Bodleian Coronavirus Services latest updates 

Contacting the Library

Find the library in 1A South Parks Road OX1 3UB, in the American Institute, in the science area, next to Rhodes House building  (5 minute walk from the Department of Pharmacology)

Email us at

Or telephone: +44 (0)1865-272800.

Visit the library homepage at

IT Services

IT Services provide courses throughout the year covering the use of software packages, operating systems, programming and research and reference management tools. Full details and booking procedure can be found on the IT Learning Programme Website.

Software Courses

IT Services (13 Banbury Road) runs a range of courses on many software applications and tools which you may use as part of your work.

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Skills Training

Training Videos

Search Skills: How to turn your research topic into a searchable question. 

Training at the Health Care Libraries

Other LibGuides

The research process