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Workshops and Classes: iSkills: Finding information for your research for MPLS researchers

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Bodleian iSkills: Finding information for your research for MPLS researchers - Online Q&A sessions

An opportunity to improve and extend your literature research skills. This online session will help you with in-depth searching particularly when preparing literature reviews for theses, dissertations, and research papers. 

Subjects to be covered include:

  • Specialist library collections for MPLS
  • Finding a wider range of material using subject-focused database and catalogues
  • Troubleshooting common literature searching problems
  • Developing more effective searching skills and strategies to help in-depth literature research
  • Using search alerts to stay updated with newly published research in your field

Intended Audience:  Undergraduates in their final year, postgraduate students, researchers and academics in MPLS

Dates and booking - please choose the Q&A session(s) which cover your subject area(s)

Thursday 23 July  10.00-10.30 Biology and Earth Sciences > Booking closed
Thursday 23 July  11.00-11.30 Engineering and Computer Science

> Booking closed

Friday 24 July  09.00-09.30 Chemistry and Materials > Booking closed
Friday 24 July  10.00-10.30 Mathematics and Physics > Booking closed


Once you have booked your place, please download the task sheets provided and explore resources and databases for your subject BEFORE attending the Q&A session.

If this session time is not suitable for you, or if you feel your specific question might require more 1-1 attention than this session will provide, please contact your subject librarian to arrange an online 1-1 meeting.

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Presenters: Radcliffe Science Library subject specialists

Format:  Practical pre-session hands-on activities followed by online Q&A session using Microsoft Teams, with Radcliffe Science Library MPLS subject specialists

What you will need:  Microsoft Teams installed on your computer.  Please read our guidance notes below on using Teams.  You will need a speaker and microphone for listening and speaking. You need to be online with a reliable internet connection.