5th Week: Free Bodleian iSkills Workshops

A photo of a laptop open with the iSkills logo on the screenBodleian iSkills workshops aim to develop your skills in information discovery and scholarly communications, covering a variety of resources across a wide range of disciplines. They are primarily aimed at University of Oxford students and staff. Some workshops take place face-to-face, whilst others are run online.

The workshops are FREE but online booking is essential. A list of the sessions taking place this term can be found on the iSkills Workshops webpage.

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Workshops taking place in 5th Week:


Sources for U.S. history (Thurs 26 May 10:00-11:00)

An online introduction to primary sources for the study of American history, from the colonial period to the 20th Century. The session will provide an overview of the different kinds of information sources (early printed books, newspapers, databases and official records), and guidance on locating material for research.

Format: online.

Who is this session for? Students, researchers, and anyone else interested in the subject.


Referencing: Zotero (Mon 23 May 09:30-12:30; repeated online Fri 10 June)

Zotero is a reference management tool that helps you build libraries of references and add citations and bibliographies to word processed documents using your chosen citation style. This classroom-based introduction covers the main features of Zotero with the opportunity for practical exercises. Learning outcomes are to: create a Zotero library and add references to it; edit and organise references in your Zotero library; add in-text citations and/or footnotes to your word processed document; create bibliographies; understand how to sync your Zotero library across multiple computers; understand how to share your Zotero library of references.

Format: classroom based.

Who is this session for? Students, researchers and staff needing to manage references and create bibliographies.


Referencing: EndNote (Tues 24 May 14:00-16:00; repeated Tues 31 May)

EndNote 20 is a desktop-based reference management tool for Windows and Mac users. The workshop will cover: what Endnote can do for you; adding references to Endnote from a range of sources; managing your references in an EndNote library; adding in-text citations and/or footnotes to your essays and papers; creating bibliographies

Format: online.

Who is this session for? Oxford students, researchers and other staff. For anyone in the Medical Sciences, we run Endnote workshops in the ‘iSkills for Medical Sciences and OUH Trust’ series, which are listed on our iSkills workshops page when they are available.


*New* Open Access: British Heart Foundation open access policy briefing (Tues 24 May 11:00-12:00)

British Heart Foundation (BHF) funded and need to know how to comply with their open access requirements? In this focused online briefing, we will: step you through the changes and new requirements; provide links to further BHF information and guidance; let you know where to find help at Oxford

Format: online.

Who is this session for? Current Oxford researchers and academics, research support staff and librarians.



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