Find out more about Reference Management

Formatting your text citations, footnotes and bibliography correctly for your essay or thesis can be a chore. Using Reference management software makes it easier and saves you time.

To find out more about the different software available, how they work, and which will best suit your needs:

The Bodleian Libraries Reference Management LibGuide, includes comprehensive information on different reference management software, including the pros and cons of using each one.

Attend one of the upcoming Bodleian iSkills Reference Management training sessions:

Referencing: Choosing and using software

Friday 7 February, 9.30-12.30 & Monday 2 March, 14.00-17.00

Referencing: Endnote (Introduction to)

Friday 21 February, 9.00-11.30

Referencing: Mendeley

Thursday 12 March, 14.00-17.00

Referencing: RefWorks

Thursday 25 February, 9.30-12.30

Referencing: Zotero

Wednesday 12 February, 14.00-17.00

Click on the session title links above to book a place. For a complete list of Bodleian iSkills training sessions see here.

You can also get advice on reference management from your Subject Consultant. Find out their contact information here.

Coming up next week: Free Bodleian iSkills Workshop: Getting started in Oxford Libraries and more.

Wondering how to get started using Oxford Libraries? Need a refresher on how to search our library catalogue (SOLO) and get information to come to you? Want to learn how to manage your data? Sign up for one of the upcoming free Bodleian iSkills Workshops.

Click on the image below for further details and booking links.

The programme is designed to help you make effective use of scholarly materials and library facilities.

Whilst primarily aimed at Graduates, some of the introductory sessions this term are aimed at all Library users. Just check the ‘Intended Audience’ details on the course information page.

Online booking is required.

A full list of iSkills workshops coming up this term can be found here.

Learn something new in 2020: Find out more about the courses you can attend to aid your studies and research

The Bodleian Libraries and the Social Sciences Division are offering a wide variety of courses this Hilary Term. So if you are interested in improving your research skills or want to make more effective use of scholarly materials then read on below.

ToolskitThe Research Skills Toolkit is a free hands-on workshop for graduate research students. In a lively 2-hour session, you will try out a variety of tools and online services to support your research. Repeat sessions will be taking place this January:

  • Tues 21 Jan, 10:00 – 12:00
  • Thurs 23 Jan, 14:00 – 16:00
Sessions will take place at Oxford University IT Services, 13 Banbury Road

Click here for further information and to book your place.

The Social Sciences Division and its departments run a range of research and professional skills training for DPhil students.

Click here to see a full list of the courses available this Hilary Term, and for further information on how to book a session.

Brush up your knowledge of:

  • Information discovery and searching for scholarly materials
  • Endnote, RefWorks, Zotero and Mendeley for managing references and formatting footnotes and bibliographies
  • Keeping up to date with new research
  • Measuring research impact
  • Understanding copyright and looking after your intellectual property
  • Open Access publishing and complying with funder mandates for open access
  • Managing your research data

Attend a free Bodleian iSkills workshop in information discovery & scholarly communications.

Primarily aimed at Graduates, the programme is designed to help you to make effective use of scholarly materials.

For a full list of Hilary Term’s workshops click here.

Coming up next week: Free Bodleian iSkills Workshop: Open Access Oxford: what’s happening?

Coming up this week Open Access Oxford: what’s happening? workshop.

This iSkills session will provide a briefing on open access publishing and Oxford’s position including guidance on how to comply with the Open Access requirements for the REF and mandates from key funding bodies whilst respecting your publisher’s rights and policies.

Find out more here.

Click on the image below for further details and booking links.

The programme is designed to help you make effective use of scholarly materials and library facilities.

The intended audience for this workshop is: Current Oxford researchers and academics, research support staff and librarians.

Online booking is required.

A full list of iSkills workshops coming up this term can be found here.

Coming up next week: Free Bodleian iSkills Workshop: Preparing for your Literature Review and many more

Looking for guidance on preparing a literature review? Want to learn more about using UK Parliamentary materials or Archives and modern papers? Or perhaps you are interested in finding out about using Creative Commons in teaching? Then sign up for one of the upcoming free Bodleian iSkills Workshops.

Click on the image below for further details and booking links.

The programme is designed to help you make effective use of scholarly materials and library facilities.

Whilst primarily aimed at postgraduate students, researchers and university staff, just check the ‘Intended Audience’ details on the course information page for more details.

Online booking is required.

A full list of iSkills workshops coming up this term can be found here.

Coming up next week: Free Bodleian iSkills Workshop: Discovering archives at the Bodleian and many more

Working with sensitive research data in the Social Sciences and Humanities? Considering using web archives, but do not know where to start? Want to learn how to reference for humanities? Sign up for one of the upcoming free Bodleian iSkills Workshops.

This week iSkills is introducing a new workshop Discovering archives at the Bodleian, which aims to introduce participants to the key catalogues and finding aids for post-1500 archives and manuscripts at the Bodleian.

Click on the image below for further details and booking links.

The programme is designed to help you make effective use of scholarly materials and library facilities.

Whilst primarily aimed at postgraduate students, researchers and university staff, just check the ‘Intended Audience’ details on the course information page for more details.

Online booking is required.

A full list of iSkills workshops coming up this term can be found here.

Coming up next week: Free Bodleian iSkills Workshop: Introducing MANTRA for Research Data Management and more

Wondering how to chose and use software? Struggling to manage your research data? Sign up for one of the upcoming free Bodleian iSkills Workshops.

Click on the image below for further details and booking links.

The programme is designed to help you make effective use of scholarly materials and library facilities.

Whilst primarily aimed at postgraduate students, researchers and university staff, just check the ‘Intended Audience’ details on the course information page for more details.

Online booking is required.

A full list of iSkills workshops coming up this term can be found here.

Coming up next week: Free Bodleian iSkills Workshop: Data Sources for Research and many more

Wondering how to chose and use software? Struggling to find the resources you need on Google? Want to learn how to use data sources for research? Sign up for one of the upcoming free Bodleian iSkills Workshops.

Click on the image below for further details and booking links.

The programme is designed to help you make effective use of scholarly materials and library facilities.

Whilst primarily aimed at postgraduate students, researchers and university staff, just check the ‘Intended Audience’ details on the course information page for more details.

Online booking is required.

A full list of iSkills workshops coming up this term can be found here.

Coming up next week: Free Bodleian iSkills Workshop: Discovering Archives and many more

Wondering how to manage research data? Struggling to find the resources you need? Want to learn how to manage your references and citations? Sign up for one of the upcoming free Bodleian iSkills Workshops.

This week iSkills is introducing a new workshop Discovering archives at the Bodleian, which aims to introduce participants to the key catalogues and finding aids for post-1500 archives and manuscripts at the Bodleian.

Click on the image below for further details and booking links.

The programme is designed to help you make effective use of scholarly materials and library facilities.

Whilst primarily aimed at Graduates, some of the introductory sessions this term are aimed at all Library users. Just check the ‘Intended Audience’ details on the course information page.

Online booking is required.

A full list of iSkills workshops coming up this term can be found here.

Coming up next week: Free Bodleian iSkills Workshop: Getting Started in Oxford Libraries and many more

Wondering how to get started using Oxford Libraries? Want to learn how to search our library catalogue (SOLO) and get information to come to you? Want to learn how to manage your references and citations? Sign up for one of the upcoming free Bodleian iSkills Workshops.

Click on the image below for further details and booking links.

The programme is designed to help you make effective use of scholarly materials and library facilities.

Whilst primarily aimed at Graduates, some of the introductory sessions this term are aimed at all Library users. Just check the ‘Intended Audience’ details on the course information page.

Online booking is required.

A full list of iSkills workshops coming up this term can be found here.