Friday, 23 April 2010

WISER programme for Trinity Term

The programme of workshops for WISER in Trinity Term is now available on the Bodleian Libraries' website at:

WISER (or Workshops in Information Skills and Electrconic Research) is a free programme of classes designed to help you to make effective use of electronic and other library resources in your research and learning. 

Sessions this term that might be of particular interest to VHL readers include:

WISER: Online Resources for Historians
This session will give a general introduction to the vast range of electronic resources which are available for all historical periods for British & Western European history: bibliographical databases, biographical or reference research aids, ebooks and ejournals, web portals, and especially the growing collections of online primary source materials.
Presenter:   Isabel Holowaty
Thursday 3 June 12.30 - 1.30  |  Book Now

WISER: Sources for US History
This session will introduce key information sources for the study of colonial America and US history up to 1990. Starting with useful finding tools to locate relevant material, examples of source materials will then be shown. These include archival, microform, printed and online collections as well as useful web portals and audiovisual collections.
Presenter:  Isabel Holowaty
Friday 11 June 12.30 -1.30  |  Book Now

As well as lots of useful sessions to help you find all sorts of materials, both in the library and online.

Although, the workshops are free, booking is essential.  To book please follow the "book now" links below or visit the the OUCS courses website (booking opens one month in advance of each session).    If you do not have a University card but would like to attend a course please contact User Education (details below).If you would like to have more information about a workshop, or need assistance with booking please email:

You can subscribe to notifications about WISER sessions by joining the mailing list (send an email to or follow WISER on Twitter (@OxWISER).   Alternatively keep an eye on this blog where we post a weekly summary of upcoming sessions throughout term.

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