Our Book of the Month choice for May

The SSL ‘Book of the Month’ feature highlights a book in our collection that has been chosen by one of our Subject Consultants. This may be a recent addition to our stock or an existing item that we would like to share with you.


Communicating your research with social media: a practical guide to using blogs, podcasts, visualisations and video

Amy Mollett et al.

Sage Publications, 2017

Shelfmark: HM742.MOL 2017




The Book of the Month for May has been selected by John Southall, Bodleian Data Librarian and Subject Consultant for Economics, Sociology and Social Policy and Intervention. It was chosen because of the way it not only outlines effective use of social media tools available but also considers them as part of the overall research lifecycle and scholarly practice.

Book Overview

Drawing upon a variety of timely, real-world examples, the authors present a framework for fully incorporating social media within each step of the research process. This ranges from visualising data to tailoring particular social media to share or communicate your research. A companion website (https://study.sagepub.com/mollett) means the authors have produced a package which is an impressive guide to sharing research and promoting researchers. The book teaches you how to use social media to:

  • create and share images, audio, and video
  • connect and collaborate with other researchers
  • measure and quantify research communication efforts for funders
  • provide research evidence in innovative digital formats
  • reach wider audiences in academia and beyond

In an environment with the tendency to denigrate experts and research evidence, it has never been a more important for academics to learn and apply new digital skills.


“… chapters are brilliantly illustrated with informative and entertaining examples.  From the novice social media dabbler to the platform veteran who wishes to expand her repertoire, academics and other knowledge workers will benefit from this sharply-written book”. Ella McPherson – University of Cambridge

“The true value in this book is in providing a step-by-step breakdown of the strategic capabilities of this medium and highlighting the almost endless possibilities, as well as the pitfalls.” Brendan J. Keegan – Manchester Metropolitan University


Where can I find it?

We have one loanable copy of the title in stock. It is currently on display on top of our New Books Display Area (located around the corner from our Library Issue Desk). You are welcome to remove it from the display and take a look at it or borrow it. The shelfmark for the title is HM742.MOL 2017

What would your SSL Book of the Month be? Do you have a favourite book in our collection? If so, we would love to know what it is. Add a comment below or email us.

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