Training, workshops & guides

Introductions to the Bodleian Library

The Bodleian Library is happy to provide introductory sessions for new Library users by arrangement. We will do our best to arrange a time which suits you. The session can be an orientation tour of the Old Bodleian & Radcliffe Camera complex and its humanities collections, or a basic introduction to finding and accessing print and electronic resources using our main resource discovery tool, SOLO (Search Oxford Libraries Online) and other tools.  

To arrange a session or find out more:

On the day of your session please come to the Main Enquiry Desk, or let us know as soon as possible if you are unable to attend. 

Other courses for library users

To find out more about the library resources available to you, including those specific to your subject area, visit the Training and Workshops web page on the Bodleian Libraries' website.


A range of guides to the Bodleian Libraries subjects and collections, electronic resources, libraries and services is available from the Guides page.

The Bodleian Libraries programmes of workshops, guides and tutorials aim to develop you skills in information discovery and scholarly communications and cover:

  • Information discovery and searching for scholarly materials
  • Endnote, RefWorks, Zotero and Mendeley for managing references and formatting footnotes and bibliographies
  • Keeping up to date with new research
  • Measuring research impact 
  • Understanding copyright and looking after your intellectual property
  • Open Access publishing and complying with funder mandates for open access
  • Managing your research data

Classes and workshops

Bodleian iSkills - workshops in information discovery and scholarly communications covering searching for scholarly materials, keeping up to date with the latest research, reference management, measuring impact, copyright and protecting your intellectual property, open access and research data management.

Workshops for your subject - workshops focussing on key resources and tools for particular subject groups.

Oxford LibGuides: subject guides and research skills

Oxford LibGuides provides a wide range of guides to subject resources, research techniques and information skills.

Need Help?

Please contact:

Helen Bond (Information Skills Coordinator)


Tel: 01865 (2)72841

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