Training and Guides

Inductions for Bodleian Japanese Library

For Postgraduates

General sessions (covering the use of the library, online catalogues, and procedures for locating and obtaining material) will be offered during the 0th week of Michaelmas Term. They can be booked at the library desk in person (01865-284506), or by sending email to

Graduate students are advised to book a further information skills sessions later in the term, arranged individually on request (contact:

For Undergraduates

Library induction sessions for the freshers are designed to introduce the general structure of Oxford library system and how to search materials efficiently.  The sessions are offered during the 0th week of Michaelmas Term and can be booked by contacting the library desk on 01865-284506 or by sending email directly to All freshers are requested to attend a 1 hr session.
Please note that maximum of 4 students can attend at each session.

Library Assistant for Oxford Freshers (mobile induction)

Training and Guides

Bodleian Library can help you to develop your information skills and to make the most of our printed and online collections and other information resources. 

Classes and Workshops

Workshops for your subject - information skills classes focussing on key resources and tools for particular subject groups.

Bodleian iSkills - a more general series of classes concentrating on finding and evaluating information resources, reference management, current awareness, measuring impact and copyright issues.

Bodleian Skills Toolkit - IT and information skills for research.

Research and Resource Guides and Tutorials 

ORA - Open Access Oxford. Oxford University Research Archive home page.

Research and resource Guides - Our Oxford LibGuides portal provides a wide range of detailed guides to subject resources, research techniques and information skills.

To find out more about the library resources available to you, visit the Training and Workshops on the Bodleian Libraries' website.

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