New Journal – Science Robotics

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Exciting news for all those interested in the field of robotics we have now arranged access to a new journal Science Robotics.

What is it?

Science Robotics publishes original, peer-reviewed, science- or engineering-based research articles that advance the field of robotics. This multidisciplinary journal covers emerging trends such as bio-robotics and the use of advanced materials as well as the traditional areas of robotics. It covers micro and nano robots to large scale systems and everything in between. Theoretical and practical research are both covered and it promotes reproducibility, facilitated by online supplementary materials and design/code repositories. It covers many sub disciplines including Bioinspired Robots, Robotics for Human Augmentation, Nanorobotics and Robotics and Medicine.

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Who is this for?

This journal will be of interest to anyone researching robotics, potential use for robotics in medicine or anyone who uses robotics in their research projects.

How can I access it?

This journal is available through SOLO Science Robotics. To access them off campus use the VPN or sign in to the journal platform with your Single Sign On (SSO).

New Journal- Veterinary Record and Veterinary Record Case Studies

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We have arranged access to a new journal: The Veterinary Record aka Vet Record. It is British Veterinary Association’s (BVA) official journal. Containing scientific reviews, original research papers and more on a wide range of veterinary topics, it also carries disease surveillance reports, careers information and business and innovation news.

But wait there’s more, we have also arranged access to Veterinary Record Case Reports. This journal publishes articles in all fields of veterinary medicine and surgery on common and rare conditions. Cases include those that present a diagnostic, ethical or management challenge, and cases that highlight aspects of mechanisms of injury, pharmacology or histopathology.

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Who is this for?

This journal will be of interest to researchers who work with animals or do research related to animals. As well as those who are interested in developments in veterinary medicine, pharmacology and diagnosis.

How can I access it?

These journals are available through SOLO Veterinary Record & Veterinary Record Case Reports. To access them off campus use the VPN or sign in to the journal platform with your Single Sign On (SSO).

Check out our resource of the month

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.
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This month’s selector is:

Rachel Scanlon

Rachel has selected British Standards Online.

Brief Description

British Standards Online is the definitive site for all publications from British Standards Institution. The site contains bibliographic information on more than 39,500 documents covering:

  • Current, historic, and draft British Standards
  • More than 16,000 BSI adopted European and international standards
  • Technical handbooks
  • Codes of practice
  • Guidelines
  • Specifications for products, dimensions, and performance
  • Glossaries

Standards are the agreed way to do something. It could be about making a product, managing a process, delivering a service or supplying materials – standards can cover a huge range of activities undertaken by organizations and researchers.

Oxford users have access to the full text of all British Standards except for wiring regulations. We do not have access to publications on the platform that are not British Standards.

Who is this useful for?

Standards are nexcessary both for theoretical research and creating practical processes and tools. There are standards on many subjects including Health Care Technology, Energy and heat transfer engineering, Image technology, and Chemical technology. They are relevant for many scientific fields including Computer Science, Engineering, Chemistry, Physics and Materials Science and should be consulted by anyone creating products or tools for practical use.

How can I access it?

British Standards Online can be accessed from on campus or using a vpn using this link https://ox.libguides.com/bsol or for off-campus access please visit https://federation.bsigroup.com/start session?entityID=https://registry.shibboleth.ox.ac.uk/idp

You will need to have the FileOpen plug-in installed in order to access BSI documents within BSOL. To download the plug-in, please click here. In some cases, you may need to contact your IT department to install the plugin. Further information is on the British Standards website at: https://www.bsigroup.com/en-GB/topics/supporting-our-clients-and-content-partners/

Training materials on how to use British Standards Onlince are available on the BSI website.

Thieme journals – consultation on subscription renewals

The Bodleian Libraries, along with all departments in the University, are under increased financial pressure and constraints.

We are faced with consistently above-inflation price rises for online journals. As a result, we don’t renew any subscription without a careful review of usage and cost. We want to make renewal decisions in partnership and consultation with our users. We want to minimise the impact of any possible cuts, making sure there is the necessary support for learning, research, and teaching within the MSD. The following online journals are now due for renewal. They have had very low usage in 2021-22.

  • Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Digestive Disease Interventions
  • Hämostaseologie
  • Journal of Hip Surgery
  • Homeopathy
  • International Journal of Angiology
  • Journal of Pediatric Epilepsy
  • Journal of Pediatric Genetics
  • Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Journal of Pediatric Intensive Care
  • Journal of Pediatric Neurology
  • Journal of Wrist Surgery
  • Journal of Hand and Microsurgery
  • Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
  • Klinische Pädiatrie
  • RöFo – Fortschritte auf dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der bildgebenden Verfahren
  • Seminars in Interventional Radiology
  • Seminars in Plastic Surgery
  • TumorDiagnostik & Therapie
  • Ultraschall in der Medizin – European Journal of Ultrasound
  • Zeitschrift für Gastroenterologie

We’d welcome any feedback you may have on the importance of these titles to your work. Please send your comments to edina.pillock@bodleian.ox.ac.uk by Friday 2 December 2022.

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New ejournals for MSD and MPLS

The Bodleian has been making considerable efforts to increase provision of online resources for researchers across MSD and MPLS. Additional funds were made available to us during the COVID-19 pandemic, which were used to expand ejournal access as well as provide enhanced access to ebooks.

We have been able to subscribe to a number of new titles and to purchase a range of online journal backfiles, identified via reader requests or turn-away data (attempts from within the University’s IP range to access content that we do not have access to).

We continue to take a proactive approach to the development of our ejournal collections in response to the continuing expansions in research activity and associated research outputs across both Divisions and welcome suggestion from our colleagues across MPLS and MSD. Please contact:

You can also recommend a purchase using our online form.

All titles are available via SOLO and BrowZine (our user-friendly one-stop for online journals). This includes publishers such as Nature, AIAA, ICE Virtual Library, SPIE, and SAE and individual titles such as Chem, Nature Astronomy, and Synfacts.

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Subscriptions

One-off purchases

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Subscriptions and backfiles

Backfiles

Subscriptions

Note:

All these resources are accessible via SOLO when logged in using your SSO. Direct links to publishers’ platforms should also work when logged into Bodleian Libraries and Departmental computers, or when using the University VPN.

Thousands of new ebooks across science and medicine

We aim to build collections that reflect a diverse academic community and breadth of scholarship, and to support the University’s flexible and inclusive approach to teaching. To this end, we aim to continue to fill gaps in our current online collections, meet student expectations for 24/7 remote access to key materials, and address previously under-represented areas and revisions to the academic curricula.

Since March 2020, there have been considerable increases in ebook provision for both taught students and researchers across MSD and MPLS. Additional funds were made available to us during the COVID-19 pandemic, which were used to provide enhanced access to ebooks as well as expand ejournal access.

This expansion of ebook access included:

  • large collections from major publishers aimed at students and researchers across science and biomedicine
  • one-off purchases of individual texts available in perpetuity
  • some individual titles which require annual subscriptions

These include key individual ebook titles on undergraduate reading lists or individually requested, and also major reference works such as Encyclopaedia of the Life Sciences and Birds of the World. We have also acquired access to over 60,000 additional online monographs from the Springer and Elsevier ebook platforms.

There has also been a substantial increase in uptake of ORLO (Oxford Reading Lists Online) in MSD and MPLS, and staff have made great efforts to identify material newly available online, and online alternatives to reading list texts only available in print.

Very high usage levels are being reported for some these new titles and collections. For example, there were 8,000 chapter downloads from Berg’s Biochemistry online in just 6 months, and the big increases in downloads from our Elsevier and Springer ebook collections can be seen in these graphs:

Springer ebook usage from February 2021

Elsevier ebook usage from March 2021

New publisher ebook collection subscriptions in science and medicine:

MSD ebooks now available:

  • 265 key individual ebook titles in direct support of undergraduate reading lists – titles catalogued individually on SOLO

Packages:

MPLS ebooks now available:

  • 450 key individual ebook titles in direct support of undergraduate reading lists – titles catalogued individually on SOLO

Packages:

New databases and reference works:

Springer ebook collections purchased in perpetuity:

  • Earth and Environmental Science (2017 and 2020-21)* – titles catalogued individually on SOLO
  • Mathematics and Statistics (2017-21) – titles catalogued individually on SOLO
  • Chemistry and Materials Science (2017-21) – titles catalogued individually on SOLO
  • Springer Medicine (2017-2021) – titles catalogued individually on SOLO

Note:

All these resources are accessible via SOLO when logged in using your SSO. Direct links to publishers’ platforms should also work when logged into Bodleian Libraries and Departmental computers, or when using the University VPN.

*2018 and 2019 already purchased

While you’re away + Study Skills titles and EDI collection

The Bodleian Libraries have an extensive range of online resources to enable you to continue your studies away from Oxford.

SOLO

Filter results on SOLO by Online Resources to find resources that can be accessed remotely – look for the green Online access icon. University members can access these anywhere in the world when logged into SOLO with a Single Sign-On (SSO) ID.

E-books

The Bodleian Libraries have a large number of e-books which can be accessed via SOLO. We also have a guide to accessing and using e-books.

If you can’t find a book available as an e-book, then we may be able to purchase one. Complete the book recommendation form to put in your request.

Reading lists

Oxford Reading Lists Online (ORLO) provides 24/7 access to reading lists from a range of devices via your Oxford Single Sign-On ID (More information on ORLO).

E-journals

Databases

All of Oxford’s databases are accessible via SOLO (filter by Databases under Resource Type) and also via Databases A-Z.

Free resources

  • Filter by Open Access at the top of the left hand column of search results in SOLO
  • LibGuides list key subject-specific resources accessible online

Study Skills Reading list

We have compiled a curated selection of study skills books in one list. The list contains titles suitable for undergraduates and graduates, from general to specific, and by subject. You can go browse the list by scrolling the page or by using the Table of Contents tab, to jump to a category. The list will be reviewed and updated regularly with new recommended titles.

Equality Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI) Collection

The library is committed to expanding its EDI collection in areas such as LGBT+ Studies, Women’s Studies, Disability Studies, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BME) Studies.

Here is a selection of titles:

More are available on SOLO.

Do you want the e-book of a title already on SOLO in print?  Do you have a recommendation for a title not already included? Contact karine.barker@bodleian.ox.ac.uk.

New online resources for MPLS

Physical sciences

Life and environmental sciences

CABI titles

While you’re away from Oxford

The Bodleian Libraries have an extensive range of online resources to enable you to continue your studies away from Oxford.

SOLO

Filter results on SOLO by Online Resources to find resources that can be accessed remotely – look for the green Online access icon. University members can access these anywhere in the world when logged into SOLO with a Single Sign-On (SSO) ID.

E-books

The Bodleian Libraries have a large number of e-books which can be accessed via SOLO. We also have a guide to accessing and using e-books.

If you can’t find a book available as an e-book, then we may be able to purchase one. Complete the book recommendation form to put in your request.

Reading lists

Oxford Reading Lists Online (ORLO) allows students can access up-to-date reading lists 24/7 from a range of devices, check location and availability of listed items and access complete texts where available. ORLO can be accessed through Canvas or at http://readinglists.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/ by logging in with your Oxford Single Sign-On ID (SSO).

More information on ORLO

E-journals

We have access to over 118,000 e-journals titles which can be found via SOLO or our E-journals A-Z list.

The Bodleian Libraries now have a 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. 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 save articles to a personal library, set up alerts for new issues of journals, and export articles to bibliographic management tools (including Mendeley and EndNote).

More information on BrowZine

Databases

You can access over 1,300 databases across a broad range of subject areas via SOLO and also via Databases A-Z.

Free resources

There is a useful selection of free online resources at https://libguides.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/e-resources/free-resources. You can also check LibGuides for subject-specific resources accessible online.

For e-resources available to everyone filter by Open Access at the top of the left hand column of search results in SOLO.

New online collections

Since the Bodleian Libraries closed in March, staff have made every effort to obtain as many titles accessible online as possible. Collections we’ve recently acquired include:

Online resources

The primary tool for accessing electronic items available across the University’s libraries is SOLO. Filter results by Online Resources to find electronic resources that can be accessed remotely – look for the green Online access icon. University members can access these anywhere in the world when logged into SOLO with a Single Sign-On (SSO) ID.

E-books

The Bodleian Libraries have a large number of e-books which can be accessed via SOLO. We also have a guide to accessing and using e-books.

Reading list books are made available online wherever possible. These can be accessed via SOLO and also via ORLO.

If you can’t find a book available as an e-book, then we may be able to purchase one. Complete the book recommendation form to put in your request.

E-journals

We have access to over 118,000 e-journals titles which can be found via SOLO or our E-journals A-Z list.

The Bodleian Libraries have recently 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.

Databases

You can access over 1,300 databases across a broad range of subject areas via SOLO and also via Databases A-Z.

Free resources

There is a useful selection of free online resources at https://libguides.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/e-resources/free-resources. You can also check your subject LibGuide for subject-specific resources accessible online.

For e-resources available to everyone filter by Open Access at the top of the left hand column of search results in SOLO.