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Archives and modern papers for Social Sciences and History

The Weston Library has a wealth of archival and manuscript resources covering almost all aspects of modern British society and culture.   Next Wednesday’s workshop “iSkills:  Archives and modern papers for Social Sciences and History” will introduce the collections, key finding aids and the research skills needed to make the most of these resources. We will cover:

  • identifying relevant archival and manuscript material in Oxford and beyond
  • things to consider when working with archival material
  • there will also be an opportunity to handle some interesting examples from the Weston’s collections.

This session is designed for Social Scientists and Historians (including students starting a dissertation) and will take place on Tuesday 31 October 14.00-16.00.   Attendance is free, but places are limited so please book your place.

Archives and modern papers for social sciences and modern history

The Weston Library has a wealth of archival and manuscript resources covering almost all aspects of modern British society and culture.   Next Wednesday’s workshop “iSkills:  Archives and modern papers for Social Sciences and History” will introduce the collections, key finding aids and the research skills needed to make the most of these resources. We will cover:

  • identifying relevant archival and manuscript material in Oxford and beyond
  • things to consider when working with archival material
  • there will also be an opportunity to handle some interesting examples from the Weston’s collections.

This session is designed for Social Scientists and Historians (including students starting a dissertation) and will take place on Wednesday 10 May 14.00-16.00.   Places are limited so please book your place.

Discovering and depositing Social Science research data

Are you a DPhil or researcher in the Social Sciences? We are running a workshop that looks at how social science data archives can inform your research. We will also outline the workings of ORA-Data – the institutional repository recently launched by the University of Oxford. By the end of the session you will know how to locate and cite data from a range of data archives and have an understanding of the benefits and operation of ORA-Data.

Please book online for:
iSkills: Discovering and depositing Social Science research data (Wednesday 15th June, 14:00-16:00)

Resources for research in African Studies

Researching African Studies?   Bodleian Libraries will be running an iSkills workshop on information sources for African Studies next week.  This session will introduce the main finding tools for locating materials, as well as key portals and gateways for African Studies and online archives of primary texts.    The workshop will start with a talk and demonstration of key resources but will also include time for you to try out your own searches with expert help at hand from our two subject specialists in African Studies.

The workshop will take place  on Friday 15 May 11.00-12.30  at IT Services, 13 Banbury Road> please book your place online.