New History of Medicine journal subscription

Histoire, Medecine et Sante

The Bodleian Libraries have subscribed to a new French History of Medicine journal entitled: Histoire, Medecine et Sante.  The peer-reviewed journal, which is from the University of Toulouse II, will be published twice a year and include research articles, discussion of sources and historiography and reviews in English and French. Article summaries are provided in French and English at the end of the issue.

Pudeurs

The topic of the first issue is “pudeurs” which translates as modesty in English.  Articles include Anne Carol on medical cadavers and Elsa Nicol on women with cancer in the 19th century.  There is also a book review of Morbid Curiosities : Medical Museums in Nineteenth-Century Britain (OUP, 2011), which is available to consult in the Wellcome Unit Library and the Bodleian Library’s Gladstone Link, as well as electronically as an ebook.

Available to consult

The first issue is now available to request from the Bodleian Stacks via SOLO for members of the Bodleian Libraries. The requested volume can be consulted in the Bodleian Libraries Reading Room of your choice. A full list of contents is available on the Historiens de la sante blog.


Related Links
SOLO | Bodleian Library | Historiens de la sante blog | HMS journal webpage

Journals still available free to a good home

We had a lot of interest in our duplicate journals yesterday.  The following titles are still available and can be browsed in the History Faculty Library.

  • Agricultural History Review
  • German Historical Institute London Bulletin
  • Journal of European Economic History
  • Proceedings of the British Academy
  • Social history
  • Southern History
  • International review of social history
  • Medical history
  • Revue d’histoire moderne et contemporaine

More HFL journals available to a good home

The following journal titles are available for free for anyone who is willing to collect them from the HFL.  They are available to for browsing in the History Faculty Library.

These journals are already held by the Bodleian Libraries and Bodleian Libraries readers can also access most of them electronically.

  • Agricultural History Review
  • American Historical Review
  • German Historical Institute London Bulletin
  • Historical Journal
  • Historical Studies in the Physical and Biological Sciences
  • International History Review
  • International Review of Social History
  • Journal of British Studies
  • Journal of Ecclesiastical History
  • Journal of European Economic History
  • Journal of Modern History
  • Journal of Social History
  • Labour History Bulletin/Review
  • Medical History
  • Proceedings of the British Academy
  • Revue d’histoire moderne et contemporaine
  • Scottish Historical Review
  • Social History
  • Southern History
  • Victorian Studies

Related Links: Collection Policy for History (British and Western European) | Locate the Library | Opening Hours | SOLO library catalogue | OxLIP+ (databases and ejournals)

HFL move update 27 June: disruption to access next week

Disruption to access Monday – Friday 2-6 July

Material in the HFL will be moved next week as follows:

Mon – Wed 2-4 July: some stack collections moving to BSF.  During this time it will not be possible to offer stack fetches from collections  remaining on site.  Access to the common room may be affected.

Thur –  Fri 5-6: older duplicated and lesser used reference materials from the West Gallery will also be packed, crated, and moved to BSF.  During this move access to the Gallery floor (second floor) will not be possible as the back stairs will be in use by the book movers.  Staff will do their best to find opportunities when they can fetch books for readers

Currently, reference collections in the gallery are being selected and labelled to go to various destination. The key to labels is: pink = Long Running Project; green = lending; yellow = URR; blue = Upper Camera; red = discard.

During this process it will be necessary to make use of some of the desks in the Maitland Gallery to sort and store books while library staff update the holdings information on line. This will mean there is less working space available for readers (Thursday this week to Wednesday next).

Print journals in the gallery are in the process of being withdrawn and will then be offered to other libraries, and interested library users –  free of charge.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Staff will be on hand to assist readers as much as possible

Related Links: HFL move information page | Contact us | SOLO Library Catalogue | Oxlip+ (databases and ejournals)

Duplicate HFL journals free to a good home

The following journal titles are available for free for anyone who is willing to collect them from the HFL.  They are available to for browsing in the History Faculty Library.

Journal Title Volumes Missing
Agricultural History Review 1 to 44
Albion 1 to 27 25(4)
History Today 1 to 20 11(1)
International review of social history 1 to 52
Irish Economic and Social History 1 to 21
Irish historical studies 1 to 25
Journal of the History of Ideas 1 to 59
Labour History Bulletin/Review 1 to 58
Medical history 14 to 35
Revue d’histoire moderne et contemporaine 11 to 52 38(4), 39 (1-2), 40(2-3)
Revue historique 225 to 307

These journals are already held by the Bodleian Libraries and Bodleian Libraries readers can also access most of them electronically.

Related Links: Collection Policy for History (British and Western European) | Locate the Library | Opening Hours | SOLO library catalogue | OxLIP+ (databases and ejournals)

New: Jahrbuch für Politik und Geschichte, 1, 2010-

Oxford readers now have access to Jahrbuch für Politik und Geschichte, 1, 2010- (ISSN 2191-2289), a useful journal for modern history.

Check out the sample article and the table of content for vol. 2 (2011).

Herausgeber und Redaktion: Claudia Fröhlich und Harald Schmid

Beirat: Aleida Assmann, Helmut König, Bill Niven, Peter Steinbach, Edgar Wolfrum

Fachgebiet: Geschichte, Politik / History, Politics

The first volume is now available in SOLO for ordering. We are expecting the 2nd vol. in due course. There is no electronic availability.

WISER sessions in week 6

All members of the University and Bodleian Library Readers may attend WISER workshops. Some individual workshops are designed for particular groups (for example researchers or postgraduates). Check the individual class descriptions for more details.

Bodleian Libraries will be running the following workshops in Week 6.

WISER: Finding Stuff – Books etc on SOLO [Wednesday 30 May 14.00 – 14.45] – An introduction to SOLO for finding books, journal titles and other materials in Oxford libraries. The session will cover effective search techniques, placing hold requests for items in the stacks, reservations and using the SOLO eshelf and saved searches. >Book your place online

WISER: Finding Stuff – Journal Articles [Wednesday 30 May 14.45 – 16.00] – This session will focus on finding journal articles for your research using a wide range of databases as well as developing effective search strategies. There will be plenty of time for participants to try out their own searches using databases for their subject. >Book your place online

WISER: Finding stuff – Conferences [Wednesday 30 May 16.00 – 17.00] – Conference papers can be difficult to find but they are valuable because they describe cutting-edge research. This session will enable you to find out about forthcoming conferences and also to locate the published papers of proceedings which have taken place. >Book your place online

WISER: Online Sources for Historians [Friday 1 June 14.00 – 15.15] – A general introduction to the vast range of electronic resources which are available for all historical periods for British and West European history including bibliographical databases, biographical and reference research aids, e-books and ejournals, web portals and collections of online primary source materials. >Book your place online

WISER: Sources for US History [Friday 1 June 15.30 – 17.00] – An introduction to key information sources for the study of colonial America & US history. Starting with finding tools to locate material, examples of source materials will then be shown including archival, microform, printed/online collections & useful web portals & audiovisual collections. >Book your place online. >Book your place online

More Bodleian Libraries workshops – Check http://libguides.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/workshops for the full WISER programme and for details of other training opportunities offered by Bodleian Libraries. Why not follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/oxwiser , visit the BodWiser blog at http://bodwiser.wordpress.com or join our mailling list by sending an empty email to wiser-subscribe@maillist.ox.ac.uk

Not a member of Oxford University? – If you are not a current member of Oxford University but would like to attend a workshop please contact usered@bodleian.ox.ac.uk. Please quote your Bodleian readers card barcode number.

If you have any questions please contact usered@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

WISER Sessions on finding stuff next week

Are you confident that you are finding the best papers to support your research and study?  Next week Bodleian Libraries will be running the following workshops on finding scholarly materials.

WISER: Finding stuff – books etc on SOLO (Monday 30 April 14.00.-15.00 and repeated Wednesday 30 May 14.00-14.45)  – introduces SOLO for searching Oxford Libraries and focuses on effective ways of using SOLO to find books, journal titles and other library materials in print and online.  The workshop also includes placing “hold requests” for materials in the  bookstacks, how to use your SOLO “MyAccount” for book renewals and other administration and using  the SOLO e-shelf and alerts.  Please book your place  at http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/itlp/courses/detail/TZWA

WISER: Finding stuff – Journal Articles  (Monday 30 April 15.00.-16.15 and repeated Wednesday 30 May 14.45-16.00) – an introduction to finding journal articles to support your research and learning. We will focus on searching for articles by subject and keyword and will cover sophisticated bibliographic databases and journal indexes as well as more basic search engines such as SOLO “Journal Articles” service.    The session will include  time for you to practice using a scholarly database in your subject area.      Please book your place at http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/itlp/courses/detail/TZW3

WISER: Finding Stuff – Theses and Dissertations   (Monday 30 April 16.15-17.00) – An introduction to finding Theses in Oxford and from Universities around the World. The session will cover searching SOLO for Oxford Theses, Index to Theses and EThOS for UK Theses and Proquest’s Dissertations and Theses database for dissertations from outside the UK. Please book your place  at http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/itlp/courses/detail/TFZ4 .

More Bodleian Libraries workshops–  Check http://libguides.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/workshops for the full WISER programme and for details of other training opportunities offered by Bodleian Libraries.     Why not follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/oxwiser ,  visit the BodWiser blog at http://bodwiser.wordpress.com or join our mailling list by sending an empty email to wiser-subscribe@maillist.ox.ac.uk

Not a member of Oxford University? – If you are not a current member of Oxford University but would like to attend a workshop please contact usered@bodleian.ox.ac.uk. Please quote your Bodleian readers card barcode number.

If you have any questions please contact usered@bodleian.ox.ac.uk
Related Links: WISER website | HFL Training webpages

Rothermere American Institute Special Seminar on the American Historical Review

Special Seminar: Inside the Workings of the American Historical Review
Date: Wednesday, 22 February, 16:00-17:30
Location: Rothermere American Institute

AHR cover

(c) Americal Historical Review

The American Historical Review (AHR) is often regarded as the leading history journal of the Anglophone world. Certainly it has the highest “impact factor” among history journals, according to the Journal Citation Reports from Thomson Reuters, which measure how often articles are peer-cited. As the official publication of the American Historical Association, since 1895 it has been the journal of record for the history profession in the United States – the only journal that brings together scholarship from every major field of historical study.

The most recent issue, for example, includes articles on piracy in the Indian Ocean, colonial governance in three frontiers of the British Empire, the understanding of “freedom” in nineteenth‐century Japan, and U.S. imperialism, and an AHR Conversation on the circulation of information across time and space.

Former Editors Konstantin Dierks and Sarah Knott will lead an informal discussion about the inner workings of the AHR, from the journal’s ambitions to its article review process to its book review practices.

 All are welcome. Konstantin Dierks and Sarah Knott are Senior Visiting Research Fellows at the Rothermere American Institute for 2011-12.

Related Links: Rothermere American Institute – Vere Harmsworth Library – American Historial Review

WISER sessions next week on finding stuff

Bodleian Libraries will be running the following classes during week 6:

WISER: Finding stuff – Books etc on SOLO (Wednesday 22 February 2.00-2.45) – Ashort 45 minute session introducing tips and techniques for searching SOLO for books, journals and other materials in Oxford Libraries. We will cover both basic and advanced search techniques and also look at placing hold requests for items in the book stacks and some of SOLO’s personalised features such as the e-shelf and saved searches. The session will take place at Oxford University Computing Services – please book your place online.

WISER: Finding stuff – Journal Articles (Wednesday 22 February 2.45-4.00) This session will focus on using bibliographical tools and indexes to find high quality papers in your research area.  We will look at how to find reliable bibliographical databases in your subject and how to search them effectively to optimize your results. The session will take just over an hour and will include time for you to practice. Please book your place online.

WISER:Finding Stuff – Conferences (Wednesday 22 February 4.00-5.00) – Finding past conference papers and proceedings and keeping up with forthcoming conferences in your research area are important skills for all researchers but can be quite tricky. Next week’s 1 hour workshop on finding conferences will start by looking at where to find forthcoming conference announcements and how to keep up with them and will then move on to look at ways of tracking down elusive conference papers. Please book your place online.

Keep up to date with WISER – Why not follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/oxwiser or visit the BodWiser blog at http://bodwiser.wordpress.com. You can also check the timetable on the WISER web site at http://libguides.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/workshops or join our mailing list by sending an empty email to wiser-subscribe@maillist.ox.ac.uk

Not a member of Oxford University? – If you are not a current member of Oxford University but would like to attend a workshop please contact usered@bodleian.ox.ac.uk. Please quote your Bodleian readers card barcode number.

If you have any questions please contact usered@bodleian.ox.ac.uk.