UpToDate subscription expiry

The UpToDate subscription will expire on 31 July and due to the very high cost it has unfortunately not been possible to renew the subscription.

If you use UpToDate to log and redeem CPD points as evidence of your personal CPD, it is important that you download these CPD points before that date if you would like to evidence them in your portfolio. Instructions on how to do this are available on the Bodleian Libraries website.

Please contact us at hcl-enquiries@bodleian.ox.ac.uk for more information or help.

Online resources during the summer vacation 2022

The Bodleian Libraries have a wide range of online resources to enable you to continue your studies away from Oxford. Information on online and remote access to Bodleian Libraries services can be found at www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/services/remote-access.

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. You can also filter search results to see  Online Resources only.

E-books

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

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.

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 can be found at https://libguides.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/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.

LibGuides

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

Key LibGuides for science and medicine:

Service disruption as a result of changes to library systems, 16-23 August 2022

The University of Oxford’s libraries are switching to a new system during summer 2022. While we move our data, some services will be reduced or unavailable between 16 to 23 August (inclusive). All services will resume as normal on 24 August.

The Bodleian Libraries will have a coordinated approach to reduce the impact of these disruptions as much as possible. We thank you for your patience while our library system is upgraded.

Help

The Bodleian Libraries Live Chat service is available on the right-hand side of SOLO and is available:

  • Monday – Friday: 9am – 7pm
  • Saturday: 10am – 1pm
  • Sunday: 10am – 1pm

Contacts for further assistance:

New online reference resource – Bergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria

We are pleased to announce that Oxford University members now have access to the online version of Bergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria (BMSAB). This is a microbiology reference work aimed at undergraduates, graduate students and researchers. Bergey’s offers the most complete and authoritative published description of bacterial and archaeal diversity. Now available online for the first time, this edition contains over 1, 750 articles providing descriptions of the taxonomy, systematics, ecology, physiology and other biological properties of all described prokaryotic taxa. Further information about the book is available via the publisher’s website.

Enhanced eresources provision in science and medicine

The Bodleian Libraries provide access to a wealth of ebooks and ejournals, but also has a range of online materials which provide more than standard text-based resources. Here are some of the multimedia and data resources we have which are of interest to students and researchers in the sciences and medicine.

Digimap

This on-line service will enable you to view and download Ordnance Survey (OS) digital data as electronic maps.

Multimedia Fluid Mechanics Online

This online tool includes nearly 1,000 videos, virtual labs, and simulations on fluid mechanics. Topics covered include kinematics, dynamics, interfacial phenomena, similarity and scaling, boundary layers, turbulence and control volumes.

O’Reilly (formerly Safari Books Online)

This package includes ebooks, videos, learning paths and case studies in the field of computer science.

Smithsonian Physical Tables

Originally published by Smithsonian Institution Press, this classic reference source comprises 901 tables of common physical and chemical data. The information provided is broad in scope, and is of general interest to scientists and engineers.

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SPIE Digital Library 

The SPIE (Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers) Digital Library is the most extensive resource available on optics and photonics, and contains video presentations as well as peer-reviewed journal articles, ebooks and conference proceedings.

Birds of the World

Birds of the World brings together content from key works of ornithology (Birds of North America, Handbook of Birds of the World, Neotropical Birds and Bird Families of the World) with millions of bird observations from eBird and multimedia from the Macaulay Library.

JSTOR Global Plants 

JSTOR Global Plants aggregates content of interest to those working the in the fields of plant sciences, botany and ecology as part of the Global Plants Initiative (GPI). Content includes images, illustrations, correspondence and a searchable database of over 700,000 plant type specimens.

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TAIR – The Arabidopsis Information Resource

TAIR maintains an extensive database of genetic information related to the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. The resource collects together genome sequence and map data, gene product information, information on seed stocks and extensive links to the published literature and additional online Arabidopsis resources.

Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy

This 3 dimensional online version of Robert Acland’s atlas shows anatomy from fresh human specimens and real body movement. It includes a series of step-by-step video tutorials, a glossary, an A to Z index, and exam preparation self-testing.

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ClinicalKey Student

ClinicalKey Student is an interactive education platform that supports students and faculty with tools tailored to develop and assess the medical knowledge. The platform provides access to textbooks covering 40 medical specialities, videos ranging from practical demonstrations of anatomical dissections to instructional clinical examination examples, copyright cleared images, for visual learning and enhancing lectures, and quick access summaries, distilling complex medical conditions into easy-to-understand synopses.

Henry Stewart Talks: The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection

Talks cover a wide range of biomedical science topics, including the design and analysis of randomised clinical trials, epigenetics, frontiers of research in autoimmunity, eurodegenerative diseases, stem cells and regenerative medicine, and psychopharmacogenetics.

Complete Anatomy

Complete Anatomy is a 3D anatomy platform for learning and teaching anatomy. The platform contains interactive structures (including a living, beating, dissectible human heart), radiological images, dynamic cross-sections, and over 1,500 clinical videos on cardiology, orthopedics, ophthalmology, dentistry and fitness. It offers creative tools for virtual dissection.

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.

New Nature titles online

Members of the University now have online access to two more Nature journals. Both Nature Biomedical Engineering and Nature Catalysis can be access via SOLO at the following links, and via Browzine (https://browzine.com/libraries/1704/).

Nature Biomedical EngineeringNature Catalysis

ResearchProfessional.com

RP

Oxford University has a subscription to ResearchProfessional.com to assist you to find new funding. Features include:

  • Thousands of open calls from UK and international funders
  • Customisable weekly alerts to ensure you never miss a new funding call
  • Tools to help you share information with your colleagues and keep ahead of funding deadlines

Register for free at www.researchprofessional.com (while ‘on campus’, then log-in from anywhere).

User guides and more information can be found at:
www.admin.ox.ac.uk/researchsupport/findfunding/rp/. Contact research.services@admin.ox.ac.uk if you have any queries.

E-Books at the RSL

Are you finding it difficult to get hold of paper copies of reading list books at libraries around Oxford? Are you stuck in a long reservation queue to borrow the books you need for revision? Need a book when the library is closed?

If the answer to any of the above questions is ‘yes!’, then be sure to check if your books are available electronically. The Bodleian Libraries provide  thousands of e-books which can be easily accessed 24/7 through the SOLO catalogue.

Search for e-books just as you would for printed books using SOLO. E-book records are highlighted by the records showing [Electronic Resource] after the book’s title and having a ‘View Online’ link which you can click to access the full-text of the book. Just like our e-journals and databases, you can use our e-book collections away from libraries and colleges by using you Single-Sign On password. Some e-book services, such as EBL, also allow you to download books to a tablet or smart phone so that you can carry on reading even if you’re not connected to the net.

At the RSL we are highlighting E-book availability by adding stickers to reference copies of printed books on the shelves on Level 2. If you visit the library to find there isn’t a  lending copy of the book you want to borrow, these stickers will remind you that this title is available as an e-book.

You can find out more information about using library e-books on our website – http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/finding-resources/ebooks

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Look out for these ‘ebook available’ stickers on Level 2 books at the RSL