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Library: COVID-19 information (Updated: September 8th)

Library Access

The Sainsbury Library is now open for SBS members only (advance booking required).

Opening Hours
SBS Members are now able to access the library during reduced opening hours:
Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm (vacation)
Mon-Fri: 9am-7pm (term time)
Sat-Sun: Closed

Advance booking is required for all SBS members wanting to use the library. Please email the library or contact your course team for booking details. Space in the library must be booked at least 3 hours ahead. Unfortunately, we are closed to all other visitors.

Non-SBS staff, students and Bodleian Reader Card Holders are still able to use a number of other libraries in Oxford.

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Eureka Repository Closure (Updated: September 2020)

The Eureka Repository has now closed.

For many years Eureka was the open access repository for research at the Saïd Business School. It was originally established by Sainsbury Library staff to provide an easy deposit service for academics and research staff at the School. However, the Oxford research support landscape has changed radically in recent years with many improvements at an institutional level. Most significantly, this includes the provision of Symplectic Elements, a research information management system, and ORA, the Oxford University Research Archive. Both of these systems are available to the entire University and are now at the core of the research workflow in Oxford, and will be used for the University’s submission to REF. Therefore, it is no longer necessary for the Sainsbury Library to provide a dedicated research repository for the School.

Eureka was sunsetted at the end of August 2020. The live repository is no longer available online. A snapshot version of Eureka is now available to view through the Bodleian’s web archive, requests for old Eureka URLs are now directed to an archived version where possible. Publications for current academic staff that have been stored in Eureka have now been migrated over to Symplectic Elements. All outputs nominated for REF 2021 will need to have a record in Symplectic Elements. The logistics of REF nomination is managed by the School’s Research Office, if you have any questions about this please contact research.office@sbs.ox.ac.uk in the first instance. Please contact library@sbs.ox.ac.uk if you have any other questions about Eureka.

Bloomberg Resources for September 2020

This month Bloomberg are adding more courses and webinars to their range of resources. Click on the title links below to register for any of the webinars.

New BMC Courses

“We are excited to release two new BMC courses, Commodities and Equity Options. In an effort to offer greater support for students trying to access terminal remotely, we‘ve set an official release date of September 15th. All current and future Bloomberg for Education users will automatically get access to the new courses.”

Upcoming Webinars

Terminal access for academic institutions during COVID-19

Thursday, September 10, 2020
15:00-16:00 a.m. BST

“Bloomberg’s Disaster Recovery (DR) service is designed to provide temporary remote access to Bloomberg Terminal subscriptions, as part of an academic institution’s overall business continuity plan. This fall, we are enhancing our offering to schools during the pandemic. Please join Bloomberg for Education to learn how you can quickly and practically get access to Bloomberg Terminals, no matter where your students and faculty are located.”

Dive into two new BMC modules with their creators

Thursday, September 17, 2020
15:00-16:00 a.m. BST

“On September 15, Bloomberg for Education is launching two new BMC modules: Stock Options and Commodities. Join us for a behind-the-scenes view of the courses and an interview with their creators. Explore how these courses were designed to bring the markets to life for your students via story-based games.”

Bodleian HathiTrust Membership

The Bodleian Libraries recently became a member of the HathiTrust, a major digital repository. In doing so the Bodleian is the first library in UK to join and only the second in Europe. This news offers many advantages for readers:

  • Emergency access to 1.5 million in-copyright items which are temporarily inaccessible in physical libraries.
    • You can access these resources directly via the HathiTrust website using your SSO.
    • Links are also being added to existing records in SOLO where a digital copy is available via HathiTrust. Look for the Full Text via HathiTrust Digital Library button.
  • Access to the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) including its “suite of tools and services for text data mining including web-based algorithms”.

Statista Trial

We have just added Statista to our Current Database Trials list. This database provides insights and facts across 600 industries and 50+ countries.
You MUST access Statista from a University of Oxford IP address or through the Oxford VPN. Features include:

  • Consumer Market Outlook tool.
  • Extensive reports covering markets and segments.
  • Market forecasts for up to 5 years.
  • Easily exportable tables, charts and infographics in PNG, Excel and PDF format.


Access online journals with BrowZine

The Bodleian Libraries have recently announced the addition of BrowZine to their reader resources. BrowZine provides seamless access to online journals directly from SOLO, from the BrowZine website, and also via a Chrome browser extension.

Bloomberg Resources

Whilst business schools remain closed and Bloomberg Terminals cannot be used on campus, Bloomberg are providing alternative routes for accessing business news and information.

Bloomberg Anywhere

The Sainsbury Library is currently offering limited access to Bloomberg Anywhere. Bloomberg Anywhere provides access to the terminal interface remotely. See our LibGuide for details of how to request access.

Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC)

Bloomberg Market Concepts is also now available, but without requiring a request for access. This e-learning course for the Bloomberg Terminal is available online through the Bloomberg for Education website.


Bloomberg Media recently removed the paywall on coronavirus news articles that are particularly helpful at the moment, and will continue to provide free access to critical updates on the pandemic. Bloomberg is now also providing all university students with free access to Bloomberg.com until the end of July 2020. Starting today, students can register directly by signing up using their university email address.

Professor Webinars 2020

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Stock Market
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Date: Thursday May 7
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00pm BST
Learn how to work with Bloomberg tools to analyze the effect COVID-10 has had on the equities market.

Market Fear, Equity Volatility and COVID-19
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Date :Thursday, May 14th
Time : 2pm – 3pm BST
In this session, we will use the equity derivative markets to explore a gauge of market fear, how this changed during the Covid-19 pandemic and what future signals to look for. For this, we will cover the following topics:

Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) Introduction | Professors
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Date : Friday 15th May
Time : 2pm – 3pm BST

Past Webinar Replays

Bloomberg Webinars for Students 2020

Equity Screening and Back testing
28/04/20 Tuesday 12:00 PM BST
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FX Options
28/04/20 Tuesday 1:00 PM BST
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Commodity Derivatives
29/04/20 Wednesday 12:00 PM BST
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FI Derivatives
29/04/20 Wednesday 1:00 PM BST
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PORT -Portfolio Risk and Optimization
30/04/20 Thursday 12:00 PM BST
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30/04/20 Thursday 11:00 AM BST
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Islamic finance
30/04/20 Thursday 1:00 PM BST
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Resources: Coronavirus & Business

Many of our database subscriptions are being rapidly supplemented to provide access to critical updates on the pandemic and how it is impacting businesses and the global economy.

IBISWorld is monitoring the pandemic’s effects on industries and providing insights. Click on ‘LEARN MORE’ on the COVID-19 banner to find insightful articles, on demand webinars and useful statistics.

The Economist Intelligence Unit recently launched the EUI Covid-19 daily briefing newsletter.

Passport GMID has a new Covid-19 portal which includes reports, a Price and Availability Tracker, and an Economic Scenario Model for showing the impact of COVID-19 on e-commerce prices and product availability.

Bloomberg Media recently removed the paywall on coronavirus news articles that are particularly helpful at the moment, and will continue to provide free access to critical updates on the pandemic. Bloomberg is now also providing all university students with free access to Bloomberg.com until the end of July 2020. Starting today, students can register directly by signing up using their university email address.

Fitch Connect Trial

We are now offering a trial of Fitch Connect. This world-class platform from Fitch Solutions offers Country Risk and Industry Research, Fundamental Data and Credit Rating and Analytics. This database will be available for you to try out until 30th April.

See the Fitch Connect Trial LibGuide for more details.

Please try out Fitch Connect and our other trials, and let us know if you have any questions or feedback.

Digital Tools now available for lending

Following the Digital Tools Showcase events last week, the Sainsbury Library, in collaboration with SBS Digital Technology, is now providing access to a selection of digital technology tools for experimentation and trial. Members of SBS can borrow the digital tools from the Sainsbury Library enquiry desk.