Research Fair

Thursday 2 November 2017, North Writing School, Examination Schools, 2-4pm

Oxford is fortunate in having rich library and archival holdings and electronic resources. Discover more about the resources available and how to access them at the Fair.

Designed to help graduates prepare for their research project, new graduate students must attend - but all graduates are welcome to drop in on this fair. The fair is conceived as a gateway to the university's information resources. You can browse more than 20 stalls where you can speak to expert archivists and librarians from the Bodleian Libraries and college libraries about collections relating to your research topic.


Feedback from previous events:

"Really useful for getting suggestions and ideas that I had not considered or was not aware of.”

“One-on-one guidance from Librarians and archivists was the highlight, especially the fact that they can give you tips and point you in the right direction, even with a very specific topic.”

"Very informative staff members, good contacts made. Excellent"

A wide variety of resources

All periods, from medieval to modern will be represented, including the archives from the John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera and the Conservative Party Archive.

The stalls cover British & European history, US history, Latin American history, African and Commonwealth history and East Asia, South Asia and Middle East history. Subject librarians for other areas can be found and contacted directly.

The librarian from the Map Department can introduce you to the historical map collections held in the Bodleian Library but also explain how you can create your own maps.

We will also have experts for Legal History, Official Papers, History of Science & Medicine as well as Visual Sources and Printed Ephemera.

Talk to college librarians and archivists to discover their rich collections of rare books and archives which might be on your doorstop.

We have guest appearances from the History Research Librarian, Senate House Library and the librarian from the Institute of Historical Research Library.

If you are interested in Oxfordshire local history, then Oxfordshire History Centre stall will be an important stop.

ORA (Oxford Research Archive) staff can advise you on depositing your thesis in Oxford's online institutional repository.

A wide variety of subject areas which you can explore at your leisure throughout the afternoon!

Advice from previous graduates

The Top 10 Tips stall will give you an opportunity to meet a current graduate who can share you with their advice.

Information Fair 2007 - Online Maps 

Stall at Fair

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