JSTOR increase number of free online articles from 6 to 100!

Good news from JSTOR, which applies to everyone, even if you don’t have a single -sign on password. To help support research during the Covid-19 pandemic, JSTOR have significantly increased( until 30th June)  the number of free articles you can access each month, simply by signing up for a free JSTOR account. Anyone can sign up, so this applies to weekly class students too!

https://support.jstor.org/hc/en-us/articles/115004760028-How-to-register-get-free-access-to-content

Weekly class students can find further help and information about accessing online resources in our previous post 

Students on award-bearing courses can find help using the Bodleian Libraries online subscription resources here 

What can I access from home? A guide for weekly class students

The libraries are closed: what can I still get online?

All libraries run by the Bodleian Libraries are currently closed until further notice. This includes the Continuing Education Library.

Due to unavoidable reduction in services related to Covid-19 all Scan & Deliver services are currently suspended until further notice.

Please read the guidance below which will point you in the direction of accessible online resources you can access via SOLO from home.

Continuing Education Library staff are working from home and are available to you by email! If you have any questions, need our help finding digital resources, or just want to chat, please email us library@conted.ox.ac.uk

We began as a travelling library, back in the late nineteenth century, supporting Oxford University’s Delegacy of Extra Mural Studies. Connecting our users to resources remotely is still our mission!

The information below is intended to direct weekly class students towards open access online resources. If you are studying for an award-bearing course, and have Single Sign-On (SSO) please see the guide elsewhere on this blog What can I access from home? Help with e-resources

Weekly Class students

There are some ‘open access’ digital resources which you can explore on SOLO, the library catalogue. These are password free and you don’t need to sign in to use them. Here’s how to find them:

  1. Go to SOLO http://solo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk
  2. Enter your search term (topic) in the white box
  3. Keep the search scope set to Search everything (see diagram below). Click on the magnifying glass to run your search.
  4. On the results page look at the options under Show only on the left and choose Open Access (see diagram below). You should see articles and other papers. Having already chosen you can further refine by selecting or excluding options under Resource type

 

Receive six online journal articles a month free with a JSTOR account **Update! JSTOR have now temporarily extended this offer from 6 articles a month to 100!**

Another option to explore is to sign up online for a free individual JSTOR account, which will allow you to access online up to six ( update! 100 articles a month until 30th June 2020) scholarly journal articles a month. JSTOR is a large archive of online journals in a range of subject areas. You will not find the most recent journal issues there because issues are added after a publisher-imposed embargo period; however, it is still worth exploring.

Although JSTOR is a subscription service, they offer 6 ( until June 30th 100!) free articles a month to members of the public. To sign up visit https://tinyurl.com/uhhrbnh

 

 

 

What can I access from home? Help with e-resources

Note: Access to Oxford University’s subscription resources from home requires a Single Sign-On username and password, for which students enrolled on award-bearing courses are eligible.  If you do not have a Single Sign-On username and password ( for example, if you are a weekly class student) there are still open access resources that you can explore. Please see our guide on this blog What can I access from home? A guide for weekly class students.

The information below applies to students on award-bearing courses.

The libraries are closed: what can I still get online?

All libraries run by the Bodleian Libraries are currently closed until further notice. This includes the Continuing Education Library.

Due to unavoidable reduction in services related to Covid-19 all Scan & Deliver services are currently suspended until further notice.

Please read the guidance below which will point you in the direction of accessible online resources you can access via SOLO from home.

Continuing Education Library staff are working from home and are available to you by email! If you have any questions, need our help finding digital resources, or just want to chat, please email us library@conted.ox.ac.uk

We began as a travelling library, back in the late nineteenth century, supporting Oxford University’s Delegacy of Extra Mural Studies. Connecting our users to resources remotely is still our mission!

A wide range of online resources are available via SOLO and we are working to extend these services where possible.

There are two types of resources available to you online from home.

(You’ll need to have signed in to SOLO with your Single Sign On (SSO) username and password)

  1. Electronic resources indicated by a green dot (see below)
  2. E books

You will want to look out for results which have a green dot next to them and which are labelled Online access. These are the University’s electronic subscription resources and they include e books, journal articles, databases, maps, images and more. In the diagram below this is the second result.

 

During the period that the Bodleian libraries are locked down, you will not be able to access either of the other two options shown in the diagram above, only the Online access option. In normal circumstances, when the libraries are open, the Find & Request option would point you to libraries which hold a physical copy of the item; the third option, with a yellow dot and the label Electronic Legal Deposit item is also not available to you from home. However, this is the case even when the libraries are open.

Electronic Legal Deposit (eLD) is not the same as commercially available online resources. It is a special collection that has legal restrictions on use.  As these special resources need to be consulted from Bodleian Libraries computers, and the libraries are currently closed to both staff and readers, it is not possible to access these resources at this present time. If the item you are looking for is only available as one of these Electronic Legal Deposit items, and is essential for your research, please contact us (see below). We may be able to point you to an alternative online option.

For more information please see https://libguides.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/eld-explained

Limiting your SOLO search results to show only online resources is easy. Enter your search term in the search box and look under Sort & Filter Results on the left-hand side. Under Show only choose Online Resources

 

 

E books

You can easily identify e books in your SOLO search results. They have an open book symbol next to them, and a link with a green dot labelled Online access

 

In addition to finding e books in your search results, it is also possible to browse e book collections (some examples are Ebook Central and EBSCOhost. Enter these in the SOLO search box to explore their collections) For more information about finding and using e books, see the following guide:

https://libguides.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/e-books/finding

A special page has been added to the above guide outlining updates to e book provision, part of the Bodleian Libraries support for remote and online learning during the period of physical library closures. We are getting more e-resources all the time; please check the above guide ( Covid-19 tab) and the Continuing Education Library http://blogs.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/conted for regular updates.

If you cannot find an accessible online version of the item you are looking for, please contact the Bodleian Libraries to recommend an e resource for purchase. If you do not receive a response within 5 working days please contact us directly library@conted.ox.ac.uk  Please also contact us directly if you need help with using SOLO to find a particular online resource; we may be able to help by suggesting alternative online resources.

Email: library@conted.ox.ac.uk   Website: https://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/conted

Covid-19 update: E-book and enquiry service ongoing ; but scanning and posting services suspended

Unfortunately, Bodleian Libraries has now had to suspend both the scanning and postal services (as of 5pm 23 March).   We expect these services to be suspended for some weeks. However, please check back her for updates.

The Continuing Education Library staff are now working from home and can help you with:

  • E-books and articles – Bodleian Libraries has extensive electronic collections which you will be able to access through SOLO as usual. If the book you want is not available as an e-book (or is restricted to Bodleian Libraries computers) please email us on library@conted.ox.ac.uk and we will do our best to get hold of it as an e-book which you can access off campus
  • Enquiries – If you have any questions, particularly relating to finding and using e-resources please get in touch with library@conted.ox.ac.uk We are working and will be very happy to assist you by email or telephone!

Please do get in touch if we can help you with any other library matters.

Library services during closure – e-books, print books by post, scanning services

The Continuing Education Library and other Bodleian Libraries are now closed to students and readers due to the covid 19 pandemic. During the closure students on award bearing courses (for example certificate, diploma and masters courses) please use the following services:

  • E-books and articles – Bodleian Libraries has extensive electronic collections which you will be able to access through SOLO as usual. If the book you want is not available as an e-book (or is restricted to Bodleian Libraries computers) please email us on library@conted.ox.ac.uk and we will do our best to get hold of it as an e-book which you can access off campus
  • Enquiries – If you have any questions, particularly relating to finding and using e-resources please get in touch with library@conted.ox.ac.uk We are working and will be very happy to assist you by email or telephone!
  • Scanning service – We are able to scan individual book chapters and journal articles and send them to you by email. Email library@conted.ox.ac.uk to place your request
  • Postal service – we can post up to 3 books to you – please email us on library@conted.ox.ac.uk including the details of the books your require and your postal address

If you have books out on loan, do not worry about returning them by the due date as all books will be automatically renewed. There will be no fines. If you do want to return your books, then you can drop them off in the reading room book deposit box if you wish.

Bodleian iSkills: forthcoming training from the Bodleian Libraries

Friday 25th May 9.15-12.15 Referencing: Choosing and using software

Thursday 31st May 11.00-12.00 Open Access Oxford: What’s happening? (held monthly)
A briefing on open access publishing and Oxford’s position including guidance on how to comply with the Open Access requirements for the REF and mandates from key funding bodies whilst respecting your publisher’s rights and policies

Key resources for historians

Next week Bodleian Libraries will be running 3 workshops for historians.  More details below –  please click on the title to book a place

Bodleian iSkills: Online resources for Historians (Tue 1 May 14.00-15.15) – A general introduction to the vast range of electronic resources which are available for all historical periods of British and West European history including bibliographical databases; biographical and reference research aids; ebooks and ejournals; web portals; and collections of online primary source materials.
Who is this session for? Undergraduate and postgraduate students and researchers.

Bodleian iSkills: Sources for US History (Tue 1 May 15.30-17.00) – An introduction to key information sources for the study of colonial America and US history. The session will provide an overview of the primary sources available in Oxford and online (such as early printed books, US newspapers and US government papers), as well as guidance on locating material for your research.
Who is this session for? Undergraduate and postgraduate students and researchers.

Bodleian iSkills: Information sources for African Studies (Wed 2 May 10.00-11.30) – This session will introduce key information sources for African Studies. You will be shown useful finding tools to locate relevant material via SOLO and how to search them, as well as important portals and gateways to libraries and archives of online primary texts. There will be time for a brief hands-on.
Who is this session for? Undergraduate and postgraduate students and researchers.

Researchers: briefings on open access and best practice in managing research data

Bodleian iSkills: Open Access Oxford – what’s happening? (Wednesday 25 April 14.00-15.00, Beeson Room, John Radcliffe Hospital  OR Thursday 31st May 11.00-12.00 Manor Road Building, Seminar Room A)
A briefing on open access publishing and Oxford’s position: Green vs. Gold open access; REF requirements and University staff;  funder mandates and publisher policies; Oxford Research Archive (ORA) and Symplectic; OA website/ helpline.
Who is this session for? Oxford University research support staff, administrators, librarians, researchers and academics.

Bodleian iSkills: Managing research data and Data Management Planning (DMPs) (Thu 26 April 10.00-12.00, Social Science Library)
Good research data management is a vital component of academic practice. Part of this is the principle that the data used to develop the arguments and outcomes of your research should be effectively stored and managed during a project, preserved for the future and – where possible – shared with other academics. This session introduces the University’s research data policy and outlines the practical impact this will have on your work. The services available at Oxford to assist you will be outlined. This session is not only essential during your current studies but will be invaluable if you plan to continue in research as a career.
Who is this session for? All DPhil students and research staff