Monday, 27 June 2011

Summer vacation loans and opening times

Summer vacation loans

MSc students, DPhil students and staff: all normal loan books can now be borrowed or renewed until 11th October (week 1, Michaelmas term).

**All overnight books remain overnight during the summer vacation**

Summer vacation opening hours

The library will close at 17:30 on Friday 1st July.

From Saturday 2nd July – Sunday 11th September our opening times are:

Monday – Friday - Open 9:00 – 17:30

Saturday and Sunday - Closed

Normal opening times resume on Monday 19th September 2011.

Friday, 24 June 2011

Sunday, 19 June 2011

RefWorks training on 29th June

RefWorks for Sciences and Social Sciences (Wednesday 29 June 2.00-5.00)

RefWorks is an online tool which allows you to manage your references, insert them into your work, automatically generate bibliographies and easily switch between citation styles. This introduction is open to all but the section on importing references will focus on Science/Social Science examples.

Presenters: Kate Williams and Oliver Bridle

Please book your place online at

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Education Library Survey 2011

Just a reminder that the online survey for the Bodleian Education Library will close this Friday, 10th June. We would be really grateful if you could take a few minutes to fill it in, if you have not already done so. It should take no more than 3-4 minutes. The links are:

For PGCE students

For MSc, DPhil and staff

The results of the survey will be publicised and will be used to continually develop and improve the services we provide for future students.

Many thanks to those of you who have already given us your feedback!

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Upcoming WISER workshops

WISER (Workshops in Information Skills and Electronic Research) is a free programme of classes designed to help you to make effective use of electronic and other library resources. See: for a full overview.

WISER: Finding Stuff - Books etc on SOLO. A general introduction to finding books and journal titles in Oxford libraries using SOLO and OLIS. Thursday 9 June 12.30 - 1.30pm

WISER: Finding Stuff - Journal Articles. This session will focus on finding journal articles for your research using a wide range of databases as well as developing effective search strategies. There will be plenty of time for participants to try out their own searches using databases for their subject. Thursday 9 June 1.30 - 2.30pm

WISER: Finding Stuff - Theses and Dissertations. This session offers guidance on finding theses, both those submitted to and held in Oxford, and those from other institutions in the UK and abroad. It will demonstrate how to exploit some of the main sources of information : SOLO, Index to Theses (UK and Ireland); and Dissertations and Theses (International) EThOS and ORA. Thursday 9 June 2.45 - 3.45pm

WISER: Finding Stuff - Conferences. Conference papers can be difficult to find but they are valuable because they describe cutting-edge research. This session will enable you to find out about forthcoming conferences and also to locate the published papers of proceedings which have taken place. Thursday 9 June 3.45 - 4.45pm

WISER: Getting information to come to you. This session will show you how to set up alerts to journals, databases and websites, so that you receive notifications when new content is added. Participants will have the opportunity to set up feed readers and/or email notifications during the session Wednesday 15 June 3.30 - 5.00pm