We are pleased to announce that Oxford University members now have access to the online version of Bergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria (BMSAB). This is a microbiology reference work aimed at undergraduates, graduate students and researchers. Bergey’s offers the most complete and authoritative published description of bacterial and archaeal diversity. Now available online for the first time, this edition contains over 1, 750 articles providing descriptions of the taxonomy, systematics, ecology, physiology and other biological properties of all described prokaryotic taxa. Further information about the book is available via the publisher’s website.
The Bodleian Libraries now has access to around 800 Physical Sciences ebooks from the Institute of Physics. Access will run until May 10, 2023 and include new titles as they are published. After this date, titles on reading lists or heavily used will be permanently retained. Content is DRM-free (so readers can print and save text as needed) and searchable at chapter level. Titles are hosted on the IOPscience platform, alongside IOP journal content
- Research and reference texts including monographs, handbooks and edited collections
- Texts for advanced undergraduate and graduate-level students
- Accessible broad interest titles often taking a multidisciplinary approach
The University of Oxford has been at the forefront of the international response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Much of this activity is reflected in the wide array of research outputs – journal articles, conference papers, working papers, preprints, and more – that have been produced in this area.
The Bodleian Libraries Oxford University Research Archive (ORA) COVID-19 Collection seeks to provide a one-stop point of access to all of these outputs, focusing on the full-text items available via ORA, and links to Oxford COVID-related research in a range of other locations. The ORA COVID-19 Collection ensures that these materials are available not only for today’s readers but also in perpetuity – to illuminate the story of the University’s contribution to the pandemic response for future generations.
- Why preprints are good for patients (Horby, P)
- Spatial and temporal fluctuations in COVID-19 fatality rates in Brazilian hospitals (Brizzi, A. et al.)
- Profiting from the pandemic: Moderating COVID-19 lockdown protest, scam, and health disinformation websites (Au, Y. and Howard, P. N.)
- How epidemics end (Charters, E. and Heitman, K.)
- Dexamethasone in hospitalized patients with Covid-19 — preliminary report (Horby, P et al.)
- An analysis of ways to decarbonize conference travel after COVID-19 (Klower, M. et al.)
- Mental health during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic: a review and recommendations for moving forward (Aknin, L. et al.)
If you are a member of the University of Oxford and can’t see your COVID-related paper here, then deposit your accepted manuscript to ORA.
The Bodleian Libraries provide access to a wealth of ebooks and ejournals, but also has a range of online materials which provide more than standard text-based resources. Here are some of the multimedia and data resources we have which are of interest to students and researchers in the sciences and medicine.
This on-line service will enable you to view and download Ordnance Survey (OS) digital data as electronic maps.
This online tool includes nearly 1,000 videos, virtual labs, and simulations on fluid mechanics. Topics covered include kinematics, dynamics, interfacial phenomena, similarity and scaling, boundary layers, turbulence and control volumes.
O’Reilly (formerly Safari Books Online)
This package includes ebooks, videos, learning paths and case studies in the field of computer science.
Originally published by Smithsonian Institution Press, this classic reference source comprises 901 tables of common physical and chemical data. The information provided is broad in scope, and is of general interest to scientists and engineers.
The SPIE (Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers) Digital Library is the most extensive resource available on optics and photonics, and contains video presentations as well as peer-reviewed journal articles, ebooks and conference proceedings.
Birds of the World brings together content from key works of ornithology (Birds of North America, Handbook of Birds of the World, Neotropical Birds and Bird Families of the World) with millions of bird observations from eBird and multimedia from the Macaulay Library.
JSTOR Global Plants aggregates content of interest to those working the in the fields of plant sciences, botany and ecology as part of the Global Plants Initiative (GPI). Content includes images, illustrations, correspondence and a searchable database of over 700,000 plant type specimens.
TAIR maintains an extensive database of genetic information related to the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. The resource collects together genome sequence and map data, gene product information, information on seed stocks and extensive links to the published literature and additional online Arabidopsis resources.
This 3 dimensional online version of Robert Acland’s atlas shows anatomy from fresh human specimens and real body movement. It includes a series of step-by-step video tutorials, a glossary, an A to Z index, and exam preparation self-testing.
ClinicalKey Student is an interactive education platform that supports students and faculty with tools tailored to develop and assess the medical knowledge. The platform provides access to textbooks covering 40 medical specialities, videos ranging from practical demonstrations of anatomical dissections to instructional clinical examination examples, copyright cleared images, for visual learning and enhancing lectures, and quick access summaries, distilling complex medical conditions into easy-to-understand synopses.
Talks cover a wide range of biomedical science topics, including the design and analysis of randomised clinical trials, epigenetics, frontiers of research in autoimmunity, eurodegenerative diseases, stem cells and regenerative medicine, and psychopharmacogenetics.
Complete Anatomy is a 3D anatomy platform for learning and teaching anatomy. The platform contains interactive structures (including a living, beating, dissectible human heart), radiological images, dynamic cross-sections, and over 1,500 clinical videos on cardiology, orthopedics, ophthalmology, dentistry and fitness. It offers creative tools for virtual dissection.