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Workshops and Classes: Bodleian iSkills

Purpose of this guide

This guide is intended for students and researchers at the University of Oxford seeking support in finding and making the best use of scholarly materials, and in managing their research data.

Use this guide to find out about workshops and classes in information discovery, reference management, research metrics, copyright and protecting your intellectual property, open access publishing and research data management.

Bodleian iSkills


iSkills Workshops in July and August 2021

Our regular programme of workshops will resume in Week 2 of Michaelmas Term.  In the meantime, you can access pre-recorded videos and live-session video recordings of many of our workshops.  The live-sessions recordings require Single Sign On.

Our workshops on Systematic reviews and evidence syntheses for the Medical Sciences Division and OUH staff begin in September. Follow the title link below for further information and to book a place.

Further sources of information you may find helpful:

Workshops by Topic

Please click on the links below for further information about each course.

Searching and finding scholarly materials (general)
Searching and finding scholarly materials (specific subjects)
Materials in special formats (images, manuscripts, maps etc.)
Mapping and spatial analysis
Reference management (RefWorks, Endnote, Zotero, Mendeley)
Research data management
Keeping up to date with the latest research
Measuring impact
Open Access
Searching and finding scholarly materials (specific subjects) - Trinity Term only

Handouts are uploaded to the Bodleian iSkills Handouts Page


About iSkills

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:

  • Information discovery and searching for scholarly materials
  • Sourcing and using archival materials
  • Endnote, RefWorks, Zotero, Mendeley for managing references and formatting footnotes and bibliographies
  • Keeping up to date with new research
  • Measuring research impact
  • Understanding copyright and looking after your intellectual property
  • Open Access publishing and complying with funder mandates for open access
  • Managing your research data
  • Mapping with GIS

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.

Contact us

Find out about iSkills (what it is, who may attend, timetables & booking)

Contact us:


Telephone: (01865) (2)72841

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