11th Week: Free Bodleian iSkills Workshops

A photo of a laptop open with the iSkills logo on the screenBodleian iSkills workshops aim to develop your skills in information discovery and scholarly communications, covering a variety of resources across a wide range of disciplines. They are primarily aimed at University of Oxford students and staff. Some workshops take place face-to-face, whilst others are run online.

The workshops are FREE but online booking is essential. A list of the sessions taking place this term can be found on the iSkills Workshops webpage.

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Workshops taking place in 11th Week:

Open Access: National Institute for Health and Care Research open access policy briefing (Thurs 7 July 14:30-15:30)

National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) funded and need to know how to comply from 1st June 2022? In this focused online briefing we will: step you through the changes and new requirements; provide links to further NIHR information and guidance; let you know where to find help at Oxford; answer as many questions as we can.

Format: online

Who is this session for? Current Oxford researchers and academics, research support staff and librarians.

 

Anthropology at the Social Science Library

The collections of the Tylor Library for Social and Cultural Anthropology (currently housed at 51 Banbury Road) are being moved to our library.

Over the next couple of months, work will take place here in the SSL to integrate the books into our collection. During this period you will see:

  • Crates of books temporarily stored in the Statistics and Reports aisle of the library whilst we process the collections
  • Staff members at work in book aisles re-shelving all the transferred books and journals

If you need any help accessing books, please ask a member of library staff at the Issue Desk.

The Anthropology collections will be fully available in the SSL by Thursday 18 August.

For more information about the Tylor Library move, see the Bodleian Libraries Services Updates web page.

 

 

Take the SSL home with you

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Our books (both normal and short loan) are currently being issued over the vacation. All are due back on Tuesday 11 October 2022 (1st Week of Michaelmas Term). However, if you have any books out on loan that you no longer need, please do return them to us before you leave.

If you are an Oxford University student and need to access library resources while you are away from Oxford, follow our tips below:

Open laptop with an open book on it.Remote access via SOLO

Access e-books, e-journals and databases remotely by logging in to SOLO with your Single Sign On (SSO) Take a look at the Bodleian Libraries SOLO Guide for further information.

ORLO (Oxford Reading Lists Online)

Most postgraduate reading lists are available on ORLO and scans, online articles and e-books can be accessed there.

Staff member scanning a book on our scanner.Scan & Deliver

Scan & Deliver is a free electronic document delivery service which enables you to obtain scans of book chapters or journal articles via email from the Bodleian Libraries’ print collections.

Note that it won’t be possible to place Scan & Deliver requests using SOLO from 16-23 August. This is while we move to a new library system behind the scenes, so we advise placing your requests either before 16 August or after 24 August.

Open laptop on a desk with the words Further Information on itFor more details on the above, and to find out about further resources available remotely, consult the Bodleian Libraries Online and Remote Access webpage.

August Bank Holiday Closure Period

The SSL will be closed over the August Bank Holiday period as follows:

  • Saturday 27 August – CLOSED
  • Sunday 28 August – CLOSED
  • Monday 29 August – CLOSED

We will re-open on Tuesday 30 August from 9am to 7pm. See the SSL homepage for our full opening hours.

We look forward to seeing you at the start of Michaelmas Term. Enjoy your Summer break!

 

9th Week: Free Bodleian iSkills Workshops

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Bodleian iSkills workshops aim to develop your skills in information discovery and scholarly communications, covering a variety of resources across a wide range of disciplines. They are primarily aimed at University of Oxford students and staff. Some workshops take place face-to-face, whilst others are run online.

The workshops are FREE but online booking is essential. A list of the sessions taking place this term can be found on the iSkills Workshops webpage.

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Workshops taking place in 9th Week:

iSkills for the Medical Sciences Division and OUH Trust: Introduction to systematic reviews and evidence syntheses (Fri 24 June 14:00-15:00)

In this workshop, you will be introduced to the principles underpinning the conduct of literature searches for systematic reviews and evidence syntheses. The session will cover: formulating a search strategy to address research questions; applying methodological search filters to restrict by study type; choosing appropriate databases and search engines; searching for grey literature and ongoing studies; documenting and reporting your search; storing and managing references.

Format: online.

Who is this session for? Students and Researchers in the Medical Sciences Division and OUH staff.

 

 

8th Week: Free Bodleian iSkills Workshops

A photo of a laptop open with the iSkills logo on the screen

Bodleian iSkills workshops aim to develop your skills in information discovery and scholarly communications, covering a variety of resources across a wide range of disciplines. They are primarily aimed at University of Oxford students and staff. Some workshops take place face-to-face, whilst others are run online.

The workshops are FREE but online booking is essential. A list of the sessions taking place this term can be found on the iSkills Workshops webpage.

A cartoon image of a person's hands resting on a laptop with a woman's head and shoulder's on the screen, a cup of coffee, notebook and pens next to them on the table.

Workshops taking place in 8th Week:

Finding stuff: scholarly literature for your research (Tues 14 June 14:00-16:00)

An online introduction to searching for scholarly materials to support your research. In this session we will cover: running effective literature searches; finding books and other scholarly items in University of Oxford libraries using SOLO; searching for journal articles using subject databases and scholarly search engines; searching for theses and dissertations from the University of Oxford and around the world; searching for conference papers.

Format: online.

Who is this session for? Postgraduate students, researchers and academics.

Preparing for your literature review in the Social Sciences (Tues 7 June 14:00-15:30)

Get ready to undertake your literature review using your own research questions to build a successful search and apply it to a range of library resources. You will learn how to: build a successful search strategy; use a range of bibliographic databases and search tools in the Social Sciences; work effectively with large result sets; source highly cited papers relevant to your research; set up alerts for newly-published papers on your topic.

Format: online.

Who is this session for? Postgraduate students and research staff in the Social Sciences.

Vacation loans start on Sunday 12 June

A lamp turned on shining its beam on an open book which has the words vacation borrowing on it.The end of term is fast approaching and that means our vacation loans are about to start.

For both standard and short loans, vacation loans will begin on Sunday of 8th Week (12 June).

All vacation loans will be due back on Tuesday of 1st week of Michaelmas Term (11 October).

The total number of books you can borrow remains the same.

Please note that journals, statistical series and ‘Confined’ books remain for library use only during the vacations.

 

Submit your Book Recommendations to us by Friday 24 June

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Are there any books you would like us to order for the library?

Friday 24 June is the last date for book recommendations this financial year.

You can recommend a book title to the SSL by:

Book ordering will begin again in the new financial year, from 24 August 2022 onwards.