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.

Research help from library staff

Workshops, training and guides

Bodleian Libraries Welcome Webinars 2021

Although primarily aimed at new undergraduates, this 20 minute welcome webinar will introduce the Bodleian Libraries for research postgraduates new to Oxford.

Register for a welcome webinar

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:

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.