Learn something new in 2019: 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 15th Jan, 10:00 – 12:00
  • Thurs 17th 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.

Research Skills Toolkit for Social Science Division: book now for Hilary Term workshops

Research Skills Toolkit sessions are two-hour workshops which provide hands-on practice with a range of resources intended to streamline and support your research. They also provide an opportunity to meet with subject specialists to seek guidance on further training.

Topics are likely to include:

  • EndNote/RefWorks
  • Skills Toolkit and avoiding plagiarism
  • GIMP image editing
  • Word for your thesis
  • Excel – organise & analyse data using pivot tables
  • Audacity for recording audio
  • Lynda.com IT video courses
  • Your thesis, copyright and ORA
  • Citation searching and impact factors
  • Dissertations and theses
  • Keeping up to date using email alerts
  • Finding data and statistics using OECD iLibrary and the UK Data Service

Ideal for first year graduate research students, the workshops are completely free to book and are scheduled for 1st week, Hilary Term. Book a place by clicking the image above.