Getting started: Research postgraduates

The Bodleian Libraries supports researchers at every stage of their research.

This getting started guide for researchers and research postgraduates at the University of Oxford outlines the tools, services and expertise available to help you enhance your skills, find and manage data, stay up to date with current developments in your field, and publish and share your research.

Find resources

SOLO is the resource discovery tool for Oxford’s libraries. You can use it to search the holdings of the Bodleian Libraries, other department and faculty libraries, and college libraries.

Research help from library staff

Workshops, training and guides

Access specialist material

Access material not held at the University

Research data

The Bodleian Libraries provides support and services to help you find, access and manage research data.

We also offer a data brokering service.

For more help and support, contact the Data Librarian.

Digital tools and collections

We can provide support and help with funding applications and guidance on technology platforms to researchers interested in working with:

  • digital collections that involve materials for the Bodleian Libraries
  • new or existing collections of metadata from the Bodleian
  • the long-term sustainability of your project

Contact us as soon as you have your research question in mind:

3D printing service

Services for disabled readers

Publishing and sharing your research

University services

Divisional training


Not sure where to start? Use our live chat service to talk directly to library staff or send us an email.