Bodleian iSkills: For Medievalists

Bodleian iSkills: Sources for Medievalists (Tue 30 May 14.00-16.15) Week 6

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: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road

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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

 

 

Bodleian i-Skills: Sources for Theology, Philosophy, Parliamentary & Government information and Medievalists

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Bodleian iSkills: Information Skills in Theology – Wednesday 10th June (Week 7)14.15-15.45 – A presentation on information and searching skills, with specific references to subject-specific bibliographical databases, primary theological texts and tools for biblical studies. It is a presentation, rather than a hands-on workshop, but students are encouraged to bring laptops in order to follow the presenter.

Who is this session for? Undergraduate students in Philosophy and religion preparing to work on a thesis/extended essay or a refresher for postgraduates and researchers
Presenters: Hilla Wait and Colin Cook
Venue: Colin Matthews room, Radcliffe Humanities >Book online

Bodleian iSkills: Information Skills in Philosophy – Wednesday 10th June (Week 7) 15.45-17.15 – A presentation on information and searching skills, with specific references to subject-specific bibliographical databases, primary texts and encyclopedias of philosophy. It is a presentation, rather than a hands-on workshop, but students are encouraged to bring laptops in order to follow the presenter.

Who is this session for? Undergraduate students in Philosophy preparing to work on a thesis/extended essay or a refresher for postgraduates and researchers
Presenters: Hilla Wait and Colin Cook
Venue: Colin Matthews room, Radcliffe Humanities >Book online

Bodleian iSkills: UK parliamentary and government materials – an introduction Thursday 11th June (Week 7) 10.00-12.00 noon – A general overview of the main sources for finding and accessing historical UK parliamentary material, pre 1800 and post 1800 including sources for government publications both in print and in electronic format.

Who is this session for? Undergraduate history students and anyone new to the subject
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road >Book online

Bodleian iSkills: Sources for Medievalists – Thursday 18th June (Week 8) 14.00-16.00- 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 and literary works and manuscript sources.

Who is this session for? Researchers, students, academics, staff e.g. Classicists, Historians, Philosophers, Theologians etc.
Presenters: Sue Usher, Hilla Wait, Charlotte Goodall, Eva Oledzka, Isabel Holowaty
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road >Book online

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