Course Details and Schedule

"IT and library skills and services for your research". This free hands-on workshop is an opportunity to learn about a broad range of resources in one time-efficient session. The two-hour session focuses on the skills and tools that will streamline your academic work. You will encounter a variety of online tools and services to support your research. Relevant software, online services and libraries techniques are on offer for you to try out. You will also meet with subject specialists for help and guidance on further training. Skills Toolkit is an initiative run jointly by the Bodleian Libraries and IT Services.

See below for course schedule

Key topics
  • Measuring research impact
  • Keeping up to date
  • Finding journal articles
  • Plagiarism and how to avoid it
  • EndNote for managing citations
  • Free software for image or audio manipulation, and more
  • ORA Oxford Research Archive and copyright
  • Managing your thesis with Word
  • Analysing data with Excel pivot tables
Course information
Intended audience First-year higher-degree researchers and students. This session is designed for those in the Medical Sciences Division, although it would interest those from other divisions who are unable to attend their own session/s.
Prior knowledge No prior knowledge of IT and library tools is assumed, apart from a general familiarity with web browsing and opening/closing computer documents
Format Presentation with practical exercises
Further information Visit the website to explore a much wider variety of tools, with links to more resources, courses, tutorials and discussion of their strengths and usefulness

Course provider: Bodleian Libraries/IT Learning Programme

What you will need:

Computer and software are provided. There is limited space for any device you use for note taking.


Frequency: This course runs subject to demand. Express an interest in future dates for this course.