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.

Text that says resource of the month over small images of books, computer equipment and scientific equipmentThis month’s selector is:

Alessandra Vetrugno

Alessandra Vetrugno has selected Reaxys Academic Edition.

Brief Description

Reaxys Academic Edition is a vital resource for Chemistry research and education. Its extensive database covers Chemistry information dating as far back as 1771 and can be searched in different ways including by chemical structure and reaction type.
Its advanced search tools ensure fast access to:

  • Over 86 million documents
  • Over 179 million organic, inorganic and organometallic substances
  • >57 million chemical Reactions
  • More than 500M searchable experimental properties
  • >35 million Patents from 105 patent offices
  • Over 43 million bioactivity data points
  • Published and AI predicted synthesis routes
Overhead photograph of a beaker placed on a colourful periodic table

Photo by Vedrana Filipović on Unsplash.

Who is this useful for?

This resource is essential for Chemistry students and researchers, from undergraduate level up to academics. It is also relevant for researchers in Biochemistry and in Pharmacology, with, for example, its applications in drug discovery. It is also relevant for researchers in Materials Science as well as for researchers in Biochemistry and in Pharmacology, with, for example, its applications in drug discovery.

How can I access it?

Reaxys Academic Edition 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).

If you want to know more about searching Reaxys, you can talk to one of our friendly Subject Librarians! 😊

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.
Text that says resource of the month over small images of books, computer equipment and scientific equipment

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.