As part of the Radcliffe Science Library (RSL) refurbishment we are planning several new developments for when the library reopens for Michaelmas Term 2023.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion projects
As part of its actions for supporting an inclusive culture the RSL is working on diversifying its portraiture and creating a space where everyone feels welcome, valued, and respected when it re-opens in Summer 2023. You can still contribute suggestions for our inclusive portraiture list. See our previous blog post for more details.
Our wellbeing room will be a space to promote wellbeing, relaxation and mindfulness. It will have comfortable furniture and a relaxing environment. The room will contain, games, crafts and books to help with your wellbeing. See our previous post for more details.
For both our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) collection and our Wellbeing collection we are looking for recommendations. We want you to have access to the books and activities that you want and need!
For EDI recommendations, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Wellbeing recommendations, please contact email@example.com.
As part of its actions for supporting an inclusive culture, the Radcliffe Science Library (RSL) is working on diversifying its portraiture and creating a space where everyone feels welcome, valued, and respected when it re-opens in Summer 2023.
Our list of historical names is currently lacking scientists from Black, Asian, minoritised ethnic and LGBTQ+ communities connected to science and medicine at Oxford for the library re-opening in the coming summer vacation. We recognise that it may be difficult to identify individuals because the contributions and achievements of these communities have often been ignored or unfairly marginalised. However, if you know someone, let us know. We also welcome historical names from these underrepresented communities in science and medicine outside Oxford, preferably from the UK and the Commonwealth,
- You find inspiring and you want to highlight.
- Who were the first in a white dominated discipline.
- Who were not scientists but made important contributions to research.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestions.
To support the RSL’s commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and to coincide with the RSL’s building renovations, the library is reviewing its portraiture to represent the diverse and inclusive science community. You are invited to nominate outstanding contributions of staff, students, or groups, from MPLS or MSD, who promote equality, diversity, and inclusion through their research, outreach, or daily working practices. The achievements of the successful nominees will be celebrated in the newly refurbished RSL, as part of a rotational exhibition.
The Bodleian Libraries have an extensive range of online resources to enable you to continue your studies away from Oxford.
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.
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.
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).
All of Oxford’s databases are accessible via SOLO (filter by Databases under Resource Type) and also via Databases A-Z.
- 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:
- Chen, Angela. Ace: What Asexuality Reveals about Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex. Boston, 2020.
- Cheng, Eugenia. X Y: A Mathematician’s Manifesto for Rethinking Gender. London, 2020.
- Criado-Perez, Caroline. Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men. London, 2019.
- Eckstrand, Kristen L., and Jennifer Potter. Trauma, Resilience, and Health Promotion in LGBT Patients: What Every Healthcare Provider Should Know. Cham, Switzerland, 2017.
- Gishen, F., and A. Lokugamage. Diversifying the Medical Curriculum. BMJ (2019): BMJ, 364, Article L300. 2019.
- Hottinger, Sara N. Inventing the Mathematician: Gender, Race, and Our Cultural Understanding of Mathematics. Albany, New York, 2016.
- Institutional racism in psychiatry and clinical psychology: race matters in mental health
- Saini, Angela. Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong – and the New Research That’s Rewriting the Story. London, 2017. Web.
- Saini, Angela. Superior: The Return of Race Science. London, 2019. Web.
- Wong, Alice. Disability Visibility: First-person Stories from the Twenty-first Century. New York, 2020.
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 email@example.com.