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Using the Library

Library training events

Library training session
The library is delivering training sessions about how to use the library, how to search, locate and access the materials you need for your studies and research. These sessions will be held on

Wednesday 7th February - 1-2pm - Databases for Middle Eastern Studies

Wednesday 14th February - 1-2pm - Making the most of
CeDep resources for research

Wednesday 21st February- 1-2pm - Databases for Law

Wednesday 28th February- 1-2pm - Databases and Resources for Pakistan Studies

Wednesday 6th March - 1-2pm - Humanities one stop shop and more: finding and accessing resources for your studies through SOAS Library and beyond

Wednesday 13th March - 1-2pm - Film Libraries and Archives for CCIMSS- getting the most out of digital collections

Wednesday 20th March - 1-2pm - Getting to grips with Music resources- literature searching

Wednesday 27th March  - 1-2pm - Financial Times database functions


These sessions are delivered in person in the library room E17 and online via TEAMS see the link below.

Microsoft Teams meeting
Join on your computer, mobile app or room device
Click here to join the meeting
Meeting ID: 341 802 446 883
Passcode: MF2iG3

Special Collections Open Day: Women's History Month

To mark Women's History Month 2024, SOAS Library’s Special Collections will be opening its doors to all SOAS students and staff on the 18th of March for a chance to view a display of material celebrating the contributions of women through history, drawn from our unique collection of archives, manuscripts and rare books. Featuring a selection of letters, memoirs, photographs, campaign materials, artworks, and oral histories by and about a diverse array of women, from political activists to writers, journalists to mission workers, and SOAS staff and students. Our archivists and curators will be available throughout the day to answer your questions and guide you through how to use the catalogues and access the materials for your own research or publications. Everyone is welcome.