Category Archives: Online resources

Christmas databases

Those of you that have followed the blog for a number of years will remember that we usually finish off the year with a series of festive posts.  This year, as with a lot of other things, we have had to put our pens to one side to focus on adapting to the new normal. … Read More »

Black History Month

Browse the following links to discover how the University of Oxford, the University’s Faculty of Law, legal institutions, the Inns of Court and law societies are marking Black History Month this year. Explore the range of events (many online) listed by the University, Black History Month and Blacknet, several of which celebrate Black excellence in… Read More »

Keeping the University Reading

All the Bodleian Libraries are currently closed (to both readers and staff) until further notice, following the guidance from the UK Government and Public Health England. We are very grateful that a number of publishers have given current UK university members temporary access to additional online resources to help us all keep studying! (For Oxford… Read More »

LGBT+ History Month

During February, the Bodleian has arranged for trials of the three eResource packages below. OU members of all disciplines are invited to see if they could help their research or study, and send any feedback to their subject librarians. Archives of Sexuality and Gender: Gale Cengage.  Until 04/03/2020. http://solo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/permalink/f/89vilt/LGDBaz/32674793 This resource spans the sixteenth to… Read More »

Welcome (back) to Oxford

Nights are drawing in and that usually means one thing – the start of a brand new academic year.  Welcome back to all returning students and a warm hello to all new students embarking on your Oxford adventure! We have been busy over the Summer and so we thought we would run through some Library… Read More »

‘Mediating’ your way through Christmas…

In the interest of ‘research’ for this blog post I thought I better look back and browse through some Christmas TV Specials. For this I turned to a very useful tool called ‘Box of Broadcasts’ affectionately known as ‘BoB’.  The official description of this service is as follows: Box of Broadcasts is an on demand TV… Read More »

Murder in the Library!

‘Cluedo’, (or ‘Clue’ as it is known North America), is an all-time classic favourite board game in the murder mystery genre.  Originally manufactured in 1949 by Waddington’s, it is now owned by the American giant Hasbro.  It has had many reissues and updating of characters, most recently with the tragic death of Mrs White –… Read More »