Making the Most of the Bodleian Library
All sessions are general ones, providing a practical introduction to the Bodleian within the context of the Bodleian Libraries, with hands-on guidance in the use of the search and discovery tool Search Oxford Libraries Online (SOLO), the automated stack request system, and the electronic resources accessed through OxLIP+. The sessions are run in the Old Bodleian, in the Lower Reading Room Training Room. Unfortunately, due to the nature of the library environment, these sessions do not include a tour of the library.
To book a place or find out more
- telephone 01865 (2)77162
- email email@example.com (include your name, general subject area, University or library card number, and date of session)
- visit the Main Enquiry Desk (first floor of the Old Library)
On the day of your session please report to the Main Enquiry Desk promptly, or let us know if you are unable to attend.
Readers requiring specific help with science resources may wish to book a place on a Making the Most of the Radcliffe Science Library session (the Radcliffe Science Library holds legal deposit material in the sciences for Oxford University, the central Bodleian does not hold science books).
Other courses for library users
To find out more about the library resources available to you, including those specific to your subject area, visit the Training and Workshops web page on the Bodleian Libraries' website.
A range of guides to the Bodleian Libraries subjects and collections, electronic resources, libraries and services is available from the Guides page.
We can help you to develop your information skills and to make the most of our printed and online collections and other information resources.
Our programme of workshops, guides and tutorials covers:
- Finding published & unpublished information in print & online
- Keeping up to date with the most recent publications in your research area
- Reference management software and other tools for managing information
- Copyright, plagiarism & information ethics
- Measuring the impact of research through citation analysis and bibliometrics
Classes and workshops
Workshops for your subject - information skills classes focussing on key resources and tools for particular subject groups.
WISER: Workshops in Information Skills and E-resources - a more general series of classes concentrating on finding and evaluating information resources, reference management, current awareness, measuring impact and copyright issues.