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:
Rachel has selected the Lyell Collection.
The Lyell Collection, created to mark the Geological Society of London’s 200th anniversary in 2007 and named after Charles Lyell, the eminent nineteenth-century geologist, represents one of the largest integrated collections of online Earth science literature available. It comprises the Society’s journal titles, Special Publications and key book series and allows cutting edge science to sit alongside important historical material with full-text archives back to 1811.
Who is this useful for?
This is an essential resource for researchers and students in the field of Geosciences including geochemistry, geology and petroleum geoscience.
How can I access it?
This collection is available through SOLO. To access it off campus use the VPN or sign in to the journal platform with your Single Sign On (SSO).
Unfortunatrly due to staff shortages and moving equipment back to the Radcliffe Science Library we’ll be unable to take orders for our 3D printing service after 31 July. Any orders paid for on or before 31 July will be printed though it may take a few days depending on how busy the service gets.
We apologise for the inconvenience and we’ll have the service up and running again when we reopen the RSL. Our guide will still be avilable for information on 3D printing.
If you have any questions please let us know.
The RSL collection and staff are in the VHL for another few months before we move back into the RSL after the refurbishment is finished. You can check out our blog for updates on how the refurbishment is going. Luckily the VHL has great facilities including Height Adjustable Desks.
There are two desks in the library, one with a chair and one without. Both are electronic and fully adjustable so they can be raised to standing desk height or lowered to suit someone in a wheelchair, or someone who needs to sit lower than the other desks.
There is no booking required, you can just come in and use them if they are free.
Our free InterLibrary Loan (ILL) is a great way to access articles and chapters that are not available in SOLO. Just fill out the online form and we’ll try and get a copy of what you need from another UK library: https://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/services/borrow/inter-library-loans.
For books the items can be ordered to the vere Harmsworth Library (VHL), where the RSL collection is currently located. For journal articles or individual chapters you can be sent an electronic version.
You can make requests until 15 August this year. After that the service will be unavailable for a short time, until 23 August. Still plenty of time to get your orders in.
In the United States, July is disability pride month and it is being acknowledged in more places. Bodleian Libraries offers a range of services to disabled readers.
Our webpage Services for disabled readers, details the services we can offer including:
- Guide to physical accessibility in Bodleian Libraries
- ARACU can provide alternative formats to printed materials
- SensusAccess a fully automated service that converts your documents into alternative formats
All Bodleian Libraries have a local disability liaison, who can discuss access and specific arrangements for you at that library. Marija Babić is the liaison for the Radcliffe Science Library.
Whether it’s writing essays, gathering research or doing a literature review reference managers can be a huge help in organising your references. They can help you collect information about everything you have read and allow you to easily add citations and bibliographies to your documents.
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Knowing which reference manager to use can be confusing but we have made a guide to help you look at several different reference management tools. We also have a guide on using Reference Management packages with Latex.
If you are creating your references manually or just want to know more about different referencing styles, check out Cite Them Right! An online referencing tools which gives examples and generates citations from a choice of 7 referencing systems for print and electronic formats.