Oxford Reading Lists Online (https://oxford.rl.talis.com/index.html) connects students to library resources for teaching and learning in their VLE course pages or through the ORLO interface.
Students can filter their reading lists at the click of a button to remotely access online resources including e-books, e-journal articles, scans of chapters, audio-visual resources, webpages and more.
There are now more than 1,000 reading lists available for courses across all Divisions and the Bodleian Libraries continue to work with departments to grow this resource.
We are already working with several departments across MSD and MPLS to make core reading lists available online via ORLO and we are keen to expand this further across the Divisions.
Library staff are available to help departments and academics put their reading lists in ORLO. Get started by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact your Subject Librarian (https://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/science/contact/radcliffe-science-library-staff). Please provide the following details:
- Programme of study
- Name(s) of reading list(s)
- Number of students (needed for CLA)
- When course is taught
- Your contact details
The Bodleian Libraries does not provide support for tutorial reading lists beyond setting up a skeleton list.
UPDATE: Reading lists for 2019-20 will not be updated after 21 June 2020. New reading lists for 2020-21 will be published well in advance of the courses they relate to.
Work on renovating the Radcliffe Science Library to form the new Parks College is underway. Parks College now has a website (www.parkscollege.ox.ac.uk/) which has details about the building project at www.parkscollege.ox.ac.uk/about-our-building-project.
There is also a University page with more information on the background to the project: www.ox.ac.uk/about/organisation/future-projects/parks-college.
You can now follow Parks College on Twitter (@ParksCollOx) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/ParksCollegeOxford).
The Bodleian’s ORA, APC and enquiry teams are working remotely and can be contacted via email: OA Enquiries email@example.com for Act on Acceptance, depositing or any other OA-related matters; APC team firstname.lastname@example.org regarding invoices related to the RCUK and Wellcome/Charity OA Fund block grants. The ORA team are continuing to review and process deposits, and can be emailed at email@example.com. The ORA website https://ora.ox.ac.uk is available as normal.
Considerable effort has been made to acquire additional e-resources. 5,000 new e-books have been added to SOLO with temporary access arranged to another 60,000 on top of the 1.47 million e-books and 118,000 e-journals already available remotely to members of the University.
Many MPLS reading list textbooks and heavily borrowed books have already been purchased for online access and we are working hard to find and make available online versions of as many others as we can. This includes work in progress to provide trial access to major new e-textbook platforms such as BibliU. Over and above this we are very keen to receive recommendations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are some examples of recent purchases:
- Berscheid, E. and Regan, P. The psychology of interpersonal relationships (2005).
- Davidovits, P. Physics in Biology and Medicine (2019).
- Lewin’s Genes XII (2018). 12th ed.
- Sheehan, D. Physical Biochemistry: Principles and Applications (2009). 2nd ed.
- Claridge; Timothy D. W. High-resolution NMR techniques in organic chemistry (2016). 3rd ed.
- Raković, S. and Levine, W. S. Handbook of model predictive control (2019).
- Rudin, Alfred and Choi, Phillip. The elements of polymer science and engineering (2013). 3rd ed.
- Schwarzer, G., Carpenter, J. & Rücker, G. Meta-analysis with R (2015).
- Watts, John F. An introduction to surface analysis by XPS and AES (2020).
- Schwinger, Julian. Classical Electrodynamics (1998).
- Roscoe, Bill. Understanding Concurrent Systems (2010).
- Kelly, A. and Knowles, K.M. Crystallography and crystal defects (2020). 3rd ed.
- Siciliano B. Springer Handbook of Robotics (2016). 2nd ed.
The Bodleian Libraries have just introduced a new service called Browzine to provide easier access to online journal articles. BrowZine provides access to journals licensed by the Bodleian Libraries from compatible publishers from 2005 onwards. Articles can be accessed directly from SOLO or from the BrowZine website (https://browzine.com/libraries/1704/subjects). There are also Browzine apps for Android and iOS, and a Chrome extension which provides links to full-text content of articles while searching the web.
Readers can also set up a personal account which allows saving articles to a personal library, exporting articles to bibliographic management tools (including Mendeley and EndNote), sharing articles on social media and setting up alerts for new issues of journals.
For more information, please see https://libguides.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/BrowZine/home.
The Bodleian iSkills workshops are moving online for Trinity Term and will be a combination of webinars and recorded video. All these workshops are free. Full details can be found at https://libguides.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/workshops/workshopsbydate.
Open Access Oxford: what’s happening?
An 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. Online presentation and demonstration using Microsoft Teams.
- Wednesday 13 May, 2-3pm
- Wednesday 27 May, 2-3pm
- Wednesday 17 June, 2-3pm
Bodleian iSkills: Using Oxford Libraries remotely
An introduction to using Oxford Libraries remotely, including the latest information on the services available and how to access them; finding and using online resources that can be read from home; and what to do if you can’t find the material you need. This workshop will help you settle with confidence into searching for remotely accessible literature at Oxford. Online presentation and demonstration using Microsoft Teams.
- Tuesday 12 May, 2-3.30pm
- Tuesday 19 May, 2-3.30pm
- Tuesday 2 June, 10-11.30am
- Thursday 11 June, 2-3.30pm
Bodleian iSkills: Managing research data and Data Management Planning (DMPs)
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.
- Thursday 4 June, 2.30-4.30pm
Bodleian iSkills: Working with sensitive research data in the Sciences and Medical Sciences
A workshop outlining some of the key principles to bear in mind when working with sensitive or restricted research, whether collected yourself or obtained from a third party source such as an NHS trust or Biobank data. Issues of confidentiality, informed consent, cybersecurity and data management will be covered. Examples of scenarios or concerns drawn from the research of participants are particularly welcome. The role of support services at Oxford will also be outlined and in particular the role of the Bodleian Data Librarian who will lead the session. Follow up consultations with the Data librarian or other subject consultants are also offered.
- Wednesday 10 June, 10.30am-12.30pm
The following videos are also available:
- Keeping up to date with research – adapted from the iSkills workshop ‘Getting information to come to you’, this series of videos guides you through setting up alerts so that you automatically receive notification of new research in your area. The videos cover setting up alerts in SOLO, Web of Science, JournalTOCs and Zetoc, Nexis UK, JiscMail and others.
- What is reference management software? – this is the introductory presentation from the iSkills workshop: ‘Referencing: choosing and using software’. Bodleian iSkills will not be running any live workshops this term on reference management, but the video link will also take you to our homepage for ‘Managing your references’, with further links to information and guidance in using a variety of reference management software packages.
- Scholarly literature for your research – a series of videos adapted from the iSkills workshop Finding Stuff: Scholarly Literature for your Research. The videos cover how to use SOLO (the University’s resource discovery tool), search techniques including special characters, such as *, ?, AND, OR, NOT, creating an effective search query to submit to catalogues and databases so that you find results relevant to your research, and why using theses and conferences in your research are beneficial and how find them. https://libguides.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/workshops/scholarlyliterature