It’s getting to that time of year again, the days get longer, the weather hopefully gets better and you probaly don’t get to see much of it as you have to prepare for writing your thesis, starting research assignments and final peparations for exams. It can feel a little overwhelming but the ORLO Study Skills list may be able to help. It covers a range of topics reference management to time management and much more.
It can be difficult to know where to start
For those preparing a thesis or dissertation we have some great resources on our study skills list, in the section Doing a research project, writing a thesis or dissertation. The section on Exams, tutorials, and presentations will set you up well for the upcoming exams.
Study skills can help you get organised
The list is an ORLO list so like all ORLO lists it you can use the Table of Contents button at the top to jump to the section most relevant to you. Try using this feature to take a look at our subject specific guidance on the list. You can also use the search box at the top to find specific resources like Coping with stress at university: a survival guide by just typing a few words in the box e.g. coping with stress. And like all ORLO lists you can export the list or just the references. More information available on the Bodleian website.
If there are any study skills books or resources you’d like us to purchase then please contact your subject librarian or submit a request.
The Bodleian Libraries have an extensive range of online resources to enable you to continue your studies away from Oxford.
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Study Skills Reading list
We have compiled a curated selection of study skills books in one list. The list contains titles suitable for undergraduates and graduates, from general to specific, and by subject. You can go browse the list by scrolling the page or by using the Table of Contents tab, to jump to a category. The list will be reviewed and updated regularly with new recommended titles.
Equality Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI) Collection
The library is committed to expanding its EDI collection in areas such as LGBT+ Studies, Women’s Studies, Disability Studies, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BME) Studies.
Here is a selection of titles:
- Chen, Angela. Ace: What Asexuality Reveals about Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex. Boston, 2020.
- Cheng, Eugenia. X Y: A Mathematician’s Manifesto for Rethinking Gender. London, 2020.
- Criado-Perez, Caroline. Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men. London, 2019.
- Eckstrand, Kristen L., and Jennifer Potter. Trauma, Resilience, and Health Promotion in LGBT Patients: What Every Healthcare Provider Should Know. Cham, Switzerland, 2017.
- Gishen, F., and A. Lokugamage. Diversifying the Medical Curriculum. BMJ (2019): BMJ, 364, Article L300. 2019.
- Hottinger, Sara N. Inventing the Mathematician: Gender, Race, and Our Cultural Understanding of Mathematics. Albany, New York, 2016.
- Institutional racism in psychiatry and clinical psychology: race matters in mental health
- Saini, Angela. Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong – and the New Research That’s Rewriting the Story. London, 2017. Web.
- Saini, Angela. Superior: The Return of Race Science. London, 2019. Web.
- Wong, Alice. Disability Visibility: First-person Stories from the Twenty-first Century. New York, 2020.
More are available on SOLO.
Do you want the e-book of a title already on SOLO in print? Do you have a recommendation for a title not already included? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.