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




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