Graduate Studies in Chemistry

Here are some resources for online training resources that you might find useful during the Covid-19 pandemic. Thank you to the many students who helped by offering suggestions.


Online learning platforms covering a range of skills and subjects

  • Coursera - Many free online courses from worldwide Universities
  • EdX - Many free online courses from worldwide Universities
  • Khan Academy - Another well-regarded, free resource
  • Udacity - Paid-for courses
  • Udemy - Paid-for courses

Note also that Oxford has a subscription to LinkedIn Learning, a huge library of online courses, via the IT Learning Centre. Topics range from programming skills, to writing and presentation skills, to job applications and CV writing. Well worth a look.


Online science/maths courses


Computational chemistry training

Work in progress...


Programming and data analysis


Writing resources

  • Leeds University's Final Chapter site has lots of useful advice for writing.
  • Nicholas Higham's excellent book Handbook of Writing for the Mathematical Sciences is available as an ebook during the pandemic. It is written for mathematicians, but includes more general chapters of use to all scientific writers.
  • LinkedIn Learning has some very good, comprehensive courses: check out 'Writing with Flair', for example.
  • If you want to learn LaTeX, The LaTeX companion is an excellent textbook that is free online from O'Reilly (see below)
  • Mendeley is a popular reference manager for keeping track of papers and dealing with citations in Word or LaTeX.
    Other popular reference managers include EndNote, Zotero, and JabRef.



  • Use SOLO to search for electronic copies of textbooks available from Oxford's libraries
  • Cambridge University Press has made 700 textbooks freely available during the pandemic
  • O'Reilly Learning (programming books etc.) appears to be freely-accessible from the domain (i.e. using VPN)
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