Check out our Resource of the Month – ACM Digital Library

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 ACM Digital Library by the Association for Computing Machinery, an association of computing professionals including educators and researchers, available on SOLO.

Brief Description

The ACM Digital Library brings together full text access to the full range of ACM publications including journals, conference proceedings technical magazines and books. It also includes publications from select publishers with over 3.5million publications in the library.  ACM is the world’s largest computing society and their content covers the latest developments in areas of

  • Security and privacy
  • Computational theory and algorithms
  • Machine learning and natural language processing
  • Software engineering and programming
  • And more.

The ACM journals also have great open access credentials. Oxford has agreed a read and publish deal with ACM that allows all Oxford affiliated corresponding authors to publish open access in all gold and hybrid ACM journals. Research articles and conference proceedings are covered. Authors are asked to use an Oxford email address. Please choose CC BY and list Oxford as your affiliation.

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ACM provides great opportunities for networking and collaboration.

The people section is a great resource for finding experts and potential collaborators. There are filters on geography and subject so you can find the best people to work with.

The conferences section has proceedings from more than 170 computing conferences, symposia  and workshops with content from renowned experts in various computer science disciplines.

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Who is this useful for?

Researchers, DPhils and postdocs in the field of Computer Science particularly those looking to find collaborative colleagues. It is also useful for other scientists looking to develop skills and knowledge in computing.

How can I access it?

This database 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).

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).

Check out our resource of the month for October

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 Patent Information LibGuide curated by Alessandra Vetrugno.

Brief Description

The Patents Information LibGuide has gathered together a range of resources on patents including key resources on the patent application process and international databases which list published patents including Espacenet and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The guide also contains a list of scientific databases which include patent information as well as resources on keeping up to date with patent information.

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Toilet paper roll patent by S. Wheeler

Who is this useful for?

Patent information is useful for those researching Chemistry, Materials Science, Engineering, Pharmacology and those interested in keeping up to date with technical developments in these fields.

How can I access it?

The Patent Information Guide is available on our guides website with many other useful guides for researchers. It is available to anyone and doesn’t require any sign in.

Check out our Resource of the Month for September

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:

Karine Barker

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Karine Barker

Karine has selected the ClinicalKey Student database Elsevier.

Brief Description

ClinicalKey Student is an online education platform for students and faculty providing access to:

  • Over 200 textbooks including those recommended for the pre-clinical and clinical courses.
  • Over 850 associated videos.
  • Over 85 000 copyright cleared images for visual learning and enhancing lectures.

Recently acquired with our subscription is ClinicalKey Student Assessment, an extensive bank of single best answers (SBA) with case studies, tools and analytics for students to test their learning progress while also assisting teachers in preparing teaching content. The questions progress from basic sciences to clinical sciences and are graded from easy to difficult within each category.

 

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Who is this useful for?

Pre-Clinical medicine and Biomedical Sciences Undergraduate students will receive the most benefit from this database, as well as clinical medicine students. It will also be useful to faculty teaching medical courses.

How can I access it?

This resource is available through SOLO. If you have signed into SOLO, ClinicalKey will create an account for you based on your Single Sign On (SSO) details. If you have not logged into SOLO you will be asked to log into ClinicalKey with your Single Sign On (SSO). You will need to create an account to use ClinicalKey but this will allow you to save books and resources to your shelf.

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).

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:

Alessandra Vetrugno

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Alessandra Vetrugno

Ale has selected the Institute of Physics evidence-based acquisitions (EBA) ebook collection

Brief Description

The institute of Physics (IOP) is the leading scientific society for Physics in the UK and Ireland. It supports the promotion and advancement of Physics around the world. The IOP EBA ebook collection provides DRM-free access to around 800 ebooks published by the Institute of Physics including high-quality monographs on key areas in physics and shorter texts that cover rapidly advancing topics.

We have access to this collection under an EBA model. This means that we are able to access all titles in the collection for one year and at the end of our subscription we’ll retain the titles that have been used the most.

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Who is this useful for?

This resource is essential for Physics students and researchers, from undergraduate level up to academics. It is also relevant for researchers in other areas with an interest for Physics-related research and education.

How can I access it?

The IOP EBA collection is accessible from the Oxford Libraries catalogue SOLO. Individual titles can also be also accessed from SOLO. To access it off-campus use the VPN or sign into SOLO with your Single Sign On (SSO).

Our access to the IOP EBA ebook collection is valid until the 10th May 2024.

If you want to know more about searching titles included in the IOP EBA, 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.

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This month’s selector is:

Ollie Bridle

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Ollie Bridle

Ollie has selected JSTOR Global Plants.

Brief Description

JSTOR Global Plants provides high resolution, digitised plant specimen images from over 300 herbaria and plant research organisations around the world. Not only does the database contain almost 3 million type-specimens, it also includes an array of supporting documentation such as field notes, illustrations from Cutis’s Botanical Magazine and articles from botanical reference works.

Where possible, specimens are linked to published botanical literature available in JSTOR or to external resources such as the Biodiversity Heritage Library and Tropicos.

JSTOR Global Plants provides powerful search tools allowing you to identify specific species, collectors or specimens associated with a particular geographical area or herbarium collection. Images and accompanying metadata for specimens can be downloaded and saved as PDF files.

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Who is this useful for?

JSTOR Global Plants is an excellent resource for supporting research in plant diversity, taxonomy and systematics or plant identification at all levels.

How can I access it?

This resource 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).

You can also set up a free account within JSTOR Global Plants itself. This allows you to save records you find to your own personal account for easy retrieval.

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