Information skills training is available to all members of the University throughout the academic year. These courses range from general induction for new members to subject specific tutorials.

Making the Most of the RSL

If you are new to Oxford or simply in need of a refresher on how best to use our resources, please attend one of our regular training sessions. These sessions, which last one hour, take place every week as follows:

  • Monday morning: 9.3010.30 am (except on Bank Holidays)
  • Thursday afternoon: 2.153.15 pm

These are general sessions which provide an introduction to the Bodleian Libraries, the use of SOLO and electronic resources available in Oxford.

To book a place or find out more please:

On the day of your session please report to the Entrance Hall Enquiry Desk or let us know if you are unable to attend.

Research skills training

Training sessions in research skills are organised in conjunction with departments. They usually take place in Hilary or Trinity term.

Subject consultations

  • Starting an essay, project or a dissertation?
  • Keeping up-to-date with the latest research?
  • Need help in finding research literature?
  • Want to know about new e-resources?

Your Subject Librarian can organise individual and group consultations to help you find research material for your essays, projects or dissertations.

Training from the Bodleian Libraries

The Bodleian Libraries offer inductions and information skills training to both undergraduates and postgraduates.  Other information sessions are open to all members of the University of Oxford: undergraduates, postgraduates, academic and support staff (including librarians).

Bodleian iSkills sessions are designed to enable members of Oxford University to make the most effective use of electronic and other library resources to support their information, research, teaching and learning needs.

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