The RSL has a huge collection of physical and electronic materials. We have so much that we wanted to shine a spotlight on some of our items whether recently added or an existing collection item. The resources are recommended by our knowledgeable subject librarians who are excited to show off parts of the collection for their subject.
This month’s selector is:
Ale has selected the Institute of Physics evidence-based acquisitions (EBA) ebook collection
The institute of Physics (IOP) is the leading scientific society for Physics in the UK and Ireland. It supports the promotion and advancement of Physics around the world. The IOP EBA ebook collection provides DRM-free access to around 800 ebooks published by the Institute of Physics including high-quality monographs on key areas in physics and shorter texts that cover rapidly advancing topics.
We have access to this collection under an EBA model. This means that we are able to access all titles in the collection for one year and at the end of our subscription we’ll retain the titles that have been used the most.
This photo by Gerd Altmann is licensed under CC0 Public Domain
Who is this useful for?
This resource is essential for Physics students and researchers, from undergraduate level up to academics. It is also relevant for researchers in other areas with an interest for Physics-related research and education.
How can I access it?
The IOP EBA collection is accessible from the Oxford Libraries catalogue SOLO. Individual titles can also be also accessed from SOLO. To access it off-campus use the VPN or sign into SOLO with your Single Sign On (SSO).
Our access to the IOP EBA ebook collection is valid until the 10th May 2024.
If you want to know more about searching titles included in the IOP EBA, you can talk to one of our friendly Subject Librarians! 😊
New Conference Papers
Exciting news for all those interested in the field of optics and photonics we have now arranged access to a collection of conference papers and videos from Optica events.
What is it?
Optica – formerly known as the Optical Society of America (OSA) – is a leading scientific society and professional organization dedicated to advancing optics and photonics. This resource provides access to conference videos and papers from more than 800 Optica meetings and 5000 conference videos. The list can be sorted by year or by conference name. The conferences and meetings cover topics from bio-optics to digital holography to optics and photonics for the environment. You can create an account to save your favourites.
Who is this for?
This resource is useful for researchers in physics, engineering and materials science and anyone with an interest in optics and photonics.
How can I access it?
This can be accessed through SOLO. To access it off campus use the VPN.
Radcliffe Science Library staff would like to wish you a great summer vacation, and look forward to welcoming you back to the newly refurbished RSL in Michaelmas term.
While you’re away from Oxford, we have a wealth of online resources to enable you to continue your studies remotely.
You can access the full text of many resources via SOLO when logged in with your Single Sign-On (SSO) ID – look for the green Online access icon to find these.
The Bodleian Libraries have a large number of e-books which can be accessed via SOLO as detailed above.
If a book you need is not available as an e-book, then we may be able to purchase one – complete the book recommendation form to put in your request.
ORLO provides 24/7 access to reading lists from a range of devices via your Oxford Single Sign-On ID.
All e-journals can be found on SOLO.
BrowZine provides access to journals licensed by the Bodleian Libraries from compatible publishers from 2005 onwards.
All of Oxford’s databases are accessible via SOLO (filter by Databases under Resource Type) and also via Databases A-Z.
LibGuides list key subject-specific resources, including e-books, e-journals, databases and other resources available online.
Key LibGuides for science and medicine:
If you’re graduating this summer, here are a few library-related things to take care of before you leave Oxford. Many thanks for your attention to these.
- Return all your library books to the library from which you originally borrowed them.
- Pay any outstanding charges, such as payment for lost items
- Use up and remaining PCAS credit
You can continue to use the Bodleian Libraries as a graduate of the University.
Finally, RSL staff wish you every success in the future!
The Radcliffe Science Library and the Vere Harmsworth Library will move to vacation opening hours from Monday 19 June 2023.
The Library will be open:
Monday – Friday: 9am–7pm
Full details of library opening hours can be found at www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/libraries/vhl.