Courses coming up this week and next week

original image Simon Bentley

original image Simon Bentley

There are lots of courses coming up this term to help historians get the best out of the resources available at Oxford.

Week 1 (this week)

Social Media for Historians: effective online communication & career development (Wed 24 April 14.00-15.30) (wk 1)
This 1.5 hr course will demonstrate the range of social media tools which are increasingly used by individual historians, learned societies, libraries, to communicate and share information and research. The key tools which will be shown are: blogs, Twitter,, Flickr, Delicious. They are also increasingly used to maintain an online profile and for networking. The session will show examples of other historians, allow for group discussion and practical play time. > Book now
Course leader: Isabel Holowaty
Venue: IT Room, History Faculty

Week 2 (next week)

During week 2 Bodleian Libraries will be running workshops on RefWorks and on finding a range of scholarly materials including journal articles, conference papers, theses and dissertations and library materials on SOLO.

WISER: Finding stuff – Journal Articles (Monday 29 Apr 9.45-11.15) – an introduction to finding journal articles to support your research and learning. We will focus on searching for articles by subject and keyword and will cover sophisticated bibliographic databases and journal indexes as well as more basic search engines such as the SOLO ‘Journal Articles’ services.    The session will include  time for you to practice using a scholarly database in your subject area.   This session is designed for Oxford postgraduates and researchers but is open to all members of Bodleian Libraries.    Please book your place at

WISER: Finding Stuff – Conferences (Monday 29 Apr 11.15-12.15) – ever had difficulty tracking down a conference paper?  This session introduces the  secret art of tracking down conference  proceedings and papers.    In addition we will introduce tools for keeping up to date with up and coming conferences in your research area.  This session is designed for Oxford postgraduates and researchers but is open to all members of Bodleian Libraries. Please book your place at

RefWorks for Sciences and Social Sciences (Wednesday 1 May 2.00-5.30) introduces the main features of RefWorks including:adding references to RefWorks from a range of databases and online resources, inserting references into Word documents, formatting (and reformatting) references using citation styles and creating bibliographies.  The sessions include plenty of opportunities for participants to use RefWorks.  This session is designed for all members of Oxford University with an interest in reference management. Please book your place at

WISER: Finding stuff – books etc on SOLO (Friday 3 May 9.30-10.30) – introduces SOLO for searching Oxford Libraries and effective ways of using SOLO to find books, journal titles and other library materials in print and online.  The workshop will also cover placing “hold requests” for materials in the  bookstacks, how to use your SOLO “MyAccount” for book renewals and other administration and using  the SOLO e-shelf and alerts.  We will also talk about the new Electronic Legal Deposit service.  This session is designed for all Oxford Libraries readers.  Please book your place online at

WISER: Finding Stuff – Theses and Dissertations (Friday 3 May 10.45 – 12.15) – An introduction to finding theses in Oxford and from Universities around the World. The session will cover SOLO for theses, EThOS and Proquest’s Dissertations and Theses.  This session is designed for Oxford postgraduates and researchers but is open to all members of Bodleian Libraries. Please book your place at

New Online Guides

LibGuides – Bodleian Libraries have published new guides on “South Asian Studies” ( and “Creative Writing for Continuing Education (

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