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Bodleian iSkills workshops for Historians in Trinity Term 2018

In Trinity Term Bodleian Libraries runs a series of workshops aimed at Historians. These workshops are also aimed at undergraduates looking for resources for their final-year thesis.  This term’s schedule is listed below.  All our iSkills course are FREE but online booking is required.  Please click on any title to link to its booking page.

Bodleian iSkills: Online resources for historians
Tuesday 1st May  14.15-15.15
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.
Presenter: Isabel Holowaty
Venue: IT Services 13 Banbury Road

Bodleian iSkills: Sources for US history 
Tuesday 1st May 15.30-17.00
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.
Presenter: Jane Rawson
Venue: IT Services 13 Banbury Road

Bodleian iSkills: Information sources for African Studies
Wednesday 2nd 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.
Presenters: Lucy McCann, Sarah Rhodes
Venue: Social Science Library, Information Skills Training Room

Bodleian iSkills: Archives and modern papers for Social Sciences and History
Wednesday 9th May 14.00-16.00
The Bodleian’s Weston Library has a  wealth of resources covering almost all aspects of modern Brigish 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.  You will have an opportunity in the session to handle some actual examples.
Presenter:  Michael Hughes
Venue: Weston Library, Horton Room

Bodleian iSkills: UK Parliamentary & Government Materials—an Introduction    
Wednesday 16 May 10.00-11.30
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, including: Parliamentary proceedings—Hansard, Journals of the House of Commons and Lords; Legislation; Government and departmental papers.
Presenters: Hannah Chandler and Andrew Milner
Venue: Social Science Library, Information Skills Training Room

Bodleian iSkills: Sources for Medievalists
Wednesday 6th June 09.30-11.45
General overview to 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.
Presenters: Sue Usher, Hilla Wait, Charlotte Goodall, Eva Oledzka, Isabel Holowaty , Helen Scott
Venue: Social Science Library, Information Skills Training Room

 

 

Essential iSkills for Historians

This term the Bodleian Libraries will be running a number of workshops for historians. We will be covering sources for  ritish and European History, African Studies,  American and US history and Medieval Studies plus special workshops on newspapers for historians and UK government and parliamentary materials.

These workshops which will take place at IT Services (13 Banbury Road) will be introductory and are suitable for undergraduates preparing for a dissertation, for anyone new to the subject or as a refresher for postgraduates and researchers.   Please find more details and booking information below:

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 and reference research aids, ebooks and ejournals, web portals, and collections of online primary source materials.
>Please book your place online

Bodleian iSkills: Sources for US history Friday 1st May (Week 1) 10.45-12.15 – An 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.
> Please book your place online

Bodleian iSkills:  Information sources for African Studies  Friday 15th May  (Week 3)   11.00-12.30 –  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.
> Please book your place online

Bodleian iSkills:  Newspapers and other online news sources from the 17th-20th centuries  Tuesday 26th May  (Week 5)  14.00-15.30 – Newspapers are a valuable resource for researching, not only news but also many other aspects of society. In this session we will introduce key historical and contemporary sources of news and how to make best use of them.
>Please book your place online

RefWorks for Humanities  Wednesday 3rd June  (Week 6)  14.00-17.00
RefWorks is an online tool which allows you to manage your citations/references, insert them into your work as footnotes or intext citations, automatically generate bibliographies and easily switch between citation styles. This introduction is open to all, but the section on importing references will focus on Humanities examples.
> Please book you place 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.
>Please book your place online

Bodleian iSkills: Sources for Medievalists Thursday 18th June (Week 8) 14.00-16.00 – An overview of a range of e-resources relevant for British and Western European medieval studies including bibliographical databases, biographical and reference tools, web portals and collections of online primary source materials of Anglo-Saxon sources, Greek and Latin texts, chronicles, charters and literary works and manuscript sources.
>Please book your place online

 

Sources for US History

Next week WISER: Sources for US History will  introduces key information sources for the study of colonial America and  US history.  The session will start with an introduction to finding tools for US History, and will then move on to examples of source materials including archival, microform, printed and online collections,  useful web portals and audiovisual collections.  

This session will take place on Wednesday 8 June 3.30 – 5.00pm. Please book your place online.