Key resources for historians

Next week Bodleian Libraries will be running 3 workshops for historians.  More details below –  please click on the title to book a place

Bodleian iSkills: Online resources for Historians (Tue 1 May 14.00-15.15) – A general introduction to the vast range of electronic resources which are available for all historical periods of British and West European history including bibliographical databases; biographical and reference research aids; ebooks and ejournals; web portals; and collections of online primary source materials.
Who is this session for? Undergraduate and postgraduate students and researchers.

Bodleian iSkills: Sources for US History (Tue 1 May 15.30-17.00) – An introduction to key information sources for the study of colonial America and US history. The session will provide an overview of the primary sources available in Oxford and online (such as early printed books, US newspapers and US government papers), as well as guidance on locating material for your research.
Who is this session for? Undergraduate and postgraduate students and researchers.

Bodleian iSkills: Information sources for African Studies (Wed 2 May 10.00-11.30) – This session will introduce key information sources for African Studies. You will be shown useful finding tools to locate relevant material via SOLO and how to search them, as well as important portals and gateways to libraries and archives of online primary texts. There will be time for a brief hands-on.
Who is this session for? Undergraduate and postgraduate students and researchers.

Bodleian iSkills: For Historians

Bodleian iSkills: Online resources for Historians (Tue 16 May 14.00-15.15)

A general introduction to the vast range of electronic resources which are available for all historical periods of British and W European history: bibliographical databases, biographical / reference research aids, ebooks and ejournals, web portals, and collections of online primary source materials.

Who is this session for? Students, researchers and anyone interested in this topic.
Presenter: Isabel Holowaty
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road, Evenlode Room

Bodleian iSkills: Sources for US History (Tue 16 May 15.30-17.00)

Introduction to key information sources for the study of colonial America and US history. The session will provide an overview of the primary sources available in Oxford and online (such as early printed books, US newspapers and US government papers), as well as guidance on locating material for your research.

Who is this session for? Students, researchers and anyone interested in this topic.
Presenter: Jane Rawson
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road, Evenlode Room

Bodleian iSkills: UK parliamentary and government materials – an introduction (Thu 18 May 10.00-11.30)

Of vital help to all undergraduate history students is this general overview of the main sources for finding and accessing historical UK parliamentary material, pre-1800 and post-1800. We look at sources for government publications both in print and in electronic format, including: Parliamentary proceedings – Hansard, Journals of the House of Commons and Lords; Legislation; Government and departmental papers.

Who is this session for? Undergraduate history students and anyone new to the subject
Presenter: Hannah Chandler
Venue: Social Science Library, Information Skills Training Room

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Interested but can’t come to a course? Presentations and handouts from courses are available online

Bodleian iSkills: Subject resources

A selection of courses on finding different types of information in specific subject areas:

Bodleian iSkills: Sources for Medievalists (Tuesday 17th May 10:00-12:15)

A general overview of a range of e-resources relevant for British and Western European medieval studies including bibliographical databases, biographical/reference tools, web portals and collections of online primary source materials of Anglo-Saxon sources, Greek/Latin texts, chronicles, charters, literary works and manuscript sources.

Who is this session for? Researchers, students, academics, staff e.g. Classicists, Historians, Philosophers, Theologians etc
Presenters: Isabel Holowaty, Hilla Wait, Eva Oledska, Charlotte Goodall
Venue: Radcliffe Science Library, Parks Road

Bodleian iSkills: UK parliamentary and government materials – an introduction (Wednesday 18th May 10:00-11:30)

Of vital help to all undergraduate history students is this general overview of the main sources for finding and accessing historical UK parliamentary material, pre-1800 and post-1800. We look at sources for government publications both in print and in electronic format, including: Parliamentary proceedings – Hansard, Journals of the House of Commons and Lords; Legislation; Government and departmental papers.

Who is this session for? Undergraduate history students and anyone new to the subject
Presenter: Hannah Chandler
Venue: Social Science Library, IT Room Ground Floor

Bodleian iSkills: Archives and modern papers for Social Sciences and History (Thursday 19th May 14:00-16:00)

The Bodleian’s 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. We will look at identifying relevant material in Oxford and elsewhere; considerations when working with archival material; types of archives and modern papers; and how to find out more. You will have an opportunity in the session to handle some actual examples.

Who is this session for? Students in History and Social Science subjects; researchers and other Bodleian Libraries readers considering using special collections
Presenter: Michael Hughes
Venue: Weston Library, Horton Room

What’s coming up in the iSkills Programme – See the full timetable and book your place at http://libguides.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/workshopsbydate

Keeping up with Bodleian Libraries training opportunities: Why not follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/bodleianskills or visit the Bodleian iSkills blog at http://blogs.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/skills/

Questions? – Please contact usered@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Interested but can’t come to a course?
Course materials can be found on the Bodleian iSkills site

 

 

British Library Resources for Historians

Bodleian Libraries subscribe to a wide range of electronic resources, available through SOLO and OxLIP+ to all readers in libraries and remotely to those with a full University card/Oxford Single Sign On. However, Bodleian Libraries can’t afford to subscribe to everything and for some research you may need to use resources at the British Library. If you are a member, you can access some of their databases remotely.

For more information, see the Bodleian History Faculty Library website

Bodleian iSkills: Finding Scholarly Literature, Sources for Historians

Welcome to the Trinity Term Bodleian iSkills programme. Courses coming up next bodleian_iskills_web-98pixelsweek:

Bodleian iSkills: Finding Stuff – Scholarly literature for your research, Monday 27th April (Week 1) 14.00-17.00 – A practical introduction to searching for scholarly materials to support your research, covering a range of tools for finding monographs, journal articles, conference papers, theses and more.

Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers and academics.
Presenters: Joanne Edwards, Craig Finlay, Angela Carritt, Helen Worrell
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road >Book online

Bodleian iSkills: Online resources for historians, Friday 1st May (Week 1) 9.15-10.30 – A general introduction to the vast range of electronic resources which are available for all historical periods for British and West European history including bibliographical databases, biographical / reference research aids, ebooks and ejournals, web portals, and collections of online primary source materials.

Who is this session for? Students, researchers and anyone interested in this topic.
Presenter: Isabel Holowaty
Venue: IT Services 13 Banbury Road >Book online

Bodleian iSkills: Sources for US history, Friday 1st May (Week 1) 10.45-12.15 – Introduction to key information sources and collections for the study of colonial America and US history. The session will provide an overview of the primary sources available in Oxford and online, as well as guidance on locating material for your research.

Who is this session for: Students, researchers and anyone interested in this topic.
Presenter: Jane Rawson
Venue: IT Services 13 Banbury Road >Book online

What’s coming up in the iSkills Programme – See the full timetable at http://libguides.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/workshopsbydate

Keeping up with Bodleian Libraries training opportunities: Why not follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/bodleianskills or visit the Bodleian iSkills blog at http://blogs.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/skills/

Interested but can’t come to a course?
Course materials can be found on the Bodleian iSkills site

Questions? – Please contact usered@bodleian.ox.ac.uk