For Local Historians

Bodleian Libraries have published a new online guide to the John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera specially for local historians. The collection contains many fascinating items, including a large collection of trade cards which can now be searched for by place.

There’s also an opportunity to get involved in collecting ephemera for Oxford


Lancelot “Capability” Brown

2016 is the tercentenary of the landscape architect and gardener Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. To mark this event, there is a display of books about Brown and his landscapes in the Library entrance area.

We’ve also written an online guide on researching Brown, covering both Library and other resources together with links to events during the anniversary year.

Bodleian iSkills: Referencing

Referencing: Choosing and using software (Thursday 9th June 14:00-17:00) Week 7

Formatting your in text citations/footnotes and bibliography correctly for your thesis or publication is a chore. Reference management software makes it easier and saves you time. This introductory session gives an overview of how reference management works, explores the pros and cons of a wide range of reference management packages and gives you the opportunity to try out five different packages so that you can work out which one is best for you. The packages included are RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley, ColWiz and Papers.

Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers.
Presenters: Oliver Bridle, Sophie Staves, Steve Albury, Angela Carritt
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road

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