Term time opening hours start Saturday 6 January

The Continuing Education Library’s term time opening hours start Saturday 6 January and are Monday -Thursday 9.00am -7.30, Friday 9.00am-5.00pm, Saturday 9.30am-5.30pm, Sunday 9.30am-4.30pm

Term time opening hours end on 22 March when our vacation hours of Mon-Fri 9am-5pm resume.

Travelling a long way?  –  It is very, very rare, but occassionally we have last minute changes to our opening hours.  Phone us on 01865 270454 to check for any last minute changes if you are travelling a long way.

Workshops for history students

Bodleian Libraries iSkills programme is running a range of free workshops during January and February for history students. Some are online and others face-to-face classroom based sessions.   Please see further details below and be sure to book a place at any sessions you wish to attend – to do so, click on the title of the course below. This will take you to a web page where you will see full details of the course – scroll down to book your place.

Online sources for Historians (Thursday 18th January 14:00-16:00, online via Teams)

A general online introduction to the vast range of electronic resources which are available for all historical periods of British and Western European history.

Discovering archives at the Bodleian Libraries (Thursday 25th January 15:00-16:00, classroom based at Weston Library Lecture Threatre)

A classroom-based session to introduce you to the key catalogues and finding aids for post-1500 archives and manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries.

Newspapers and other online news sources from the 17th-21st centuries (Tuesday 6th February 10:00-11:30 online via Teams)

This session will introduce key online sources of news with the focus on historical and contemporary newspapers from the 17th century across most countries of the world.

Archives and modern papers for Social Sciences and History (Thursday 8th February 14:30-16:00, classroom based at Weston Library Horton Room)

The Bodleian Libraries Weston Library has a wealth of resources covering almost all aspects of modern British society and culture. This session will introduce key finding aids and get you started with the research skills needed to make the most of these resources.

Need a Library refresher?

Happy New Year!  If you’d like a refresher on making best use of Oxford Libraries please feel free to book a one to one (either in person or online) with Continuing Education Library staff. Contact us to arrange a time.

In addition, the Bodleian Libraries are running Bodleian Libraries Refresher online webinars on Teams on 10th, 11th and 12th January.  Please be sure to book a place at these sessions if you wish to attend.  (To book visit Bodleian Libraries Refresher and scroll down the page to find booking information)

Don’t forget, library staff here at the Continuing Education Library are always available to you, in-person or online, for any help you need. Please feel free to contact us

Bodleian iSkills – helping you to find and make best use of scholarly resources

The Bodleian Libraries run a programme of free workshops (many of which are online) called ‘iSkills’.  Check the programme online and book your place.  The programme covers:

  • Finding scholarly books, journals and other papers to support your learning and research
  • Using reference management tools such as Endnote, RefWorks, Zotero and Mendeley for referencing 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
  • Bodleian Libraries refresher outlining how services provided by the Bodleian Libraries can help you with your studies.

Prefer a one to one?    Continuing Education Library can meet with you one-to-one in person or on Teams or Zoom to cover many of the topics above and particularly finding scholarly materials, referencing and using reference management software. Please feel free to contact us to book an appointment.

Bodleian Libraries iSkills Workshops: Online Sources for Historians

Wednesday 1st March 2.00-3.30pm  Online using Microsoft Teams

A general online introduction to the vast range of electronic resources which are available for all historical periods of British and Western European history. Learning outcomes are to: gain an overview of some of key online resources for Medieval, Early Modern and Modern British and Western European History; know how to access subscription resources; and gain awareness of key examples of useful resources: bibliographic databases; reference sources; primary sources; maps; audio-visual resources, and data sources.Who is this session for? Students, researchers, and anyone else interested in the subject.

How do I book?

Follow the link on the Bodleian Libraries iSkills Workshops webpage:

https://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/ask/workshops#/course/ISKILL0066 

 

Bodleian Libraries iSkills Workshops

Happy New Year! If you’re feeling in need of refresher training, the Bodleian Libraries run a programme of workshops ( many are online) called ‘iSkills’. The website is here. 

New to the programme this term: Bodleian Libraries Refresher, outlining how services provided by the Bodleian Libraries can help you with your studies.

Don’t forget, library staff here at the Continuing Education Library are always available to you, in-person or online, for any help you need. Please feel free to contact us