Check out our Resource of the Month – IEEE Xplore

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:

Alessandra Vetrugno

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Alessandra Vetrugno

Ale has selected IEEE Xplore

Brief Description

IEEE Xplore is a digital library and online platform provided by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). It provides access to more than 5 million documents including journals articles, conference publications, standards, and other resources in the fields of electrical engineering, electronics, computer science, and related disciplines. The platform offers powerful search and discovery tools to find and access its content efficiently.

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Who is this useful for?

The platform is primarily useful for students, researchers, and academics the fields of electrical engineering, electronics, computer science, biotechnology, power and energy, and other technologies. It is also relevant for researchers in other areas with an interest for technology-related research and education.

How can I access it?

The IEEE Xplore platform is available through the Oxford Libraries catalogue SOLO. To access it off campus use the University VPN or sign into the platform via SOLO with your Single Sign On (SSO).

RSL over vacation

Term is finishing and vacation is approaching, finally. Whether you’re driving home for Christmas, another holidaym or staying in Oxford here are some tips to access the RSL and our resources.

The staff at the RSL hope you all have a restful and relaxing break.

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Opening Hours

The Radcliffe Science Library will move to vacation hours on Monday 4 December.
The Library will be open:
Monday – Friday: 9am–7pm
Saturday: 10am–2pm
Sunday: Closed

Full details of library opening hours can be found at www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/libraries/rsl.

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New Ebook series – ACS In Focus

New ebook collection

Exciting news for all those interested in the field of Chemistry! We have now arranged access to a new ebook series covering a broad range of emerging topics ACS In Focus.

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What is it?

ACS In Focus digital books cover a wide range of emerging interdisciplinary and chemical topics, as well as core techniques from across the sciences. These primers are designed to be four-six hour reads and combine concise and in-depth information to facilitate a swift grasp of fundamental concepts and essential techniques in various scientific domains The ACS In Focus digital primers are delivered in a dynamic online platform, and include features such as a pop-up glossary, multimedia, video interviews with top experts in the field, A Day in the Life examples and tutorials, and more.

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One of many new ebooks available from ACS In Focus.

Who is it for?

The ACS In Focus series will be of interest to advanced undergraduates, postgraduate students and researchers in Chemistry and related areas who want to get up to speed on a topic beyond their current competencies. It will also be useful to those students and researchers who want to learn about cutting edge techniques and new topics.

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One of many new ebooks available from ACS In Focus.

How can I access it?

Individual ebooks in the ACS In Focus series are available through SOLO https://solo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/  To access them off campus use the University VPN or sign in to each ebook via SOLO with your Single Sign On (SSO). 

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One of many new ebooks available from ACS In Focus.

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

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Rachel has selected the Lyell Collection.

Brief Description

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.

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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).

While you’re away from Oxford – summer vacation 2023

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.

SOLO

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.

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E-books

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.

Oxford Reading Lists Online (ORLO)

ORLO provides 24/7 access to reading lists from a range of devices via your Oxford Single Sign-On ID.

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E-journals

All e-journals can be found on SOLO.
BrowZine provides access to journals licensed by the Bodleian Libraries from compatible publishers from 2005 onwards.

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Databases

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

LibGuides

LibGuides list key subject-specific resources, including e-books, e-journals, databases and other resources available online.

Key LibGuides for science and medicine:

BrowZine for Research

BrowZine is a tool that brings together online journals from multiple publishers and platforms. It allows seamless access to content licensed by the Bodleian Libraries including 1000s of articles and 100s of platforms. It has been integrated with SOLO so with one click you can

  • Download a PDF of the article
  • Go to the article on the web
  • View the contents page of the that journal issue

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BrowZine is very convenient for browsing as it breaks down journals into familiar subjects. When you click on one of those subjects you will see a list of categories within that subject. So you can look at all the journals under Engineering and Technology or you can select a category like Chemical Engineering. There are more subcategories within that if you are researching in a specific area.

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There’s a list of subjects on the BrowZine homepage such as Engineering and Technology.

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Within Engineering and Technology there are subcategories including Chemical Engineering

Additional Features

But wait there’s more… If you set up a personal account on BrowZine you gain access to additional features. My Bookshelf can be used to track your favourite journals and you can save your favourite article in My Articles.

BrowZine has access to the electronic journals that Universiy of Oxford subscribes to since 2005. For older articles and journals you can browse SOLO or just click on See All in BrowZine and it will open that journal in SOLO.

ORLO Study Skills List

It’s getting to that time of year again, the days get longer, the weather hopefully gets better and you probaly don’t get to see much of it as you have to prepare for writing your thesis, starting research assignments and final peparations for exams. It can feel a little overwhelming but the ORLO Study Skills list may be able to help. It covers a range of topics reference management to time management and much more.

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It can be difficult to know where to start

For those preparing a thesis or dissertation we have some great resources on our study skills list, in the section Doing a research project, writing a thesis or dissertation. The section on Exams, tutorials, and presentations will set you up well for the upcoming exams.

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Study skills can help you get organised

The list is an ORLO list so like all ORLO lists it you can use the Table of Contents button at the top to jump to the section most relevant to you. Try using this feature to take a look at our  subject specific guidance on the list. You can also use the search box at the top to find specific resources like Coping with stress at university: a survival guide by just typing a few words in the box e.g. coping with stress. And like all ORLO lists you can export the list or just the references. More information available on the Bodleian website.

If there are any study skills books or resources you’d like us to purchase then please contact your subject librarian or submit a request.

BrowZine

BrowZine is a tool that brings together online journals from multiple publishers and platforms. It allows seamless access to content licensed by the Bodleian Libraries including 1000s of articles and 100s of platforms. It has been integrated with SOLO so with one click you can

  • Download a PDF of the article
  • Go to the article on the web
  • View the contents page of the that journal issue

If you prefer to access content on your phone or tablet you may prefer to use the BrowZine app. This can be downloaded from the Android and Apple App Stores and can be used on All iPads, iPhones and iPod Touches with iOS v8.x+ ; Android Tablets and Smartphones with OS v4.1+ and on Kindle Fire HD Tablets.

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Try the App

Getting the app is very easy. Simply,

  • Download the BrowZine App from the app store for your device
  • Choose Library (select University of Oxford)
  • Login with your Single Sign On (SSO)
  • And start browsing 100s of journals

Additional Features

But wait there’s more… If you set up a personal account on BrowZine you gain access to additional features. My Bookshelf can be used to track your favourite journals and you can save your favourite article in My Articles.

 

 

 

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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AIAA meeting papers

We now have online access to the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) meeting papers. These are papers from AIAA’s Forums and supported conferences covering every aspect of aerospace – approximately 5,000 are published every year. Our subscription includes the complete archive which provides access to historical papers published by AIAA from 1963 up to the current year.

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