Explore the new Bodleian Libraries website

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The new website for the Bodleian Libraries is now live.

The new site features information about all Bodleian Libraries, so the Social Science Library no longer has a separate website of its own.

Visitors to our usual link www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/ssl  will be directed to the new-look platform.

The website continues to provide information about:

Our Book of the Month choice for April

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.

 

The postcolonial age of migration

Ranabir Samaddar

University of Routledge, 2020

Available as an eBook.

 

 

 

April’s book of the month was selected by Sarah Rhodes. Subject Consultant for International Development and Forced Migration.

Why was it chosen?

Topical and an important intervention in contemporary global migration and refugee studies, this title offers new sources, interpretations, and analyses in understanding postcolonial migration.

Book Overview

This book critically examines the question of migration that appears at the intersection of global neo-liberal transformation, postcolonial politics, and economy. It analyses the specific ways in which colonial relations are produced and reproduced in global migratory flows and their consequences for labour, human rights, and social justice. The book discusses issues such as trans-border flows among countries of the South; migratory movements of the internally displaced; growing statelessness leading to forced migration; border violence; refugees of partitions; customary and local practices of care and protection; population policies and migration management (both emigration and immigration); the protracted nature of displacement; labour flows and immigrant labour; and the relationships between globalisation, nationalism, citizenship, and migration in postcolonial regions.

It also traces colonial and postcolonial histories of migration and justice to bear on the present understanding of local experiences of migration as well as global social transformations while highlighting the limits of the fundamental tenets of humanitarianism (protection, assistance, security, responsibility), which impact the political and economic rights of vast sections of moving populations.

How can I access it?

This title is available as an eBook via SOLO. Oxford University staff and students can access eBooks remotely by logging into SOLO with their SSO.

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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.

Change in SSL Opening Hours from Tuesday 6 April

3 brightly coloured alarm clocks sat on a wooden serviceFollowing our Easter Vacation closure period (Friday 2 April to Monday 5 April inclusive), our opening hours will be extended from Monday to Friday. The new opening times are as follows:

Opening Hours (Easter Vacation and Trinity Term) from Tuesday 6 April

  • Monday – Friday  9.30am – 7pm
  • Saturday – 10am – 6pm
  • Sunday – 11am – 7pm

Entry to the library is strictly by advanced booking only via the SpaceFinder web tool. All days will be divided into morning and afternoon study sessions.

 

Easter Closure Period: Friday 2 to Monday 5 April (dates inclusive)

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We will be closed over the Easter holiday period as follows:

  • Friday 2 April – CLOSED
  • Saturday 3 April – CLOSED
  • Sunday 4 April – CLOSED
  • Monday 5 April – CLOSED

Opening Hours (Easter Vacation and Trinity Term) from Tues 6 April

  • Monday – Friday 9.30am – 7pm
  • Saturday – 10am – 6pm
  • Sunday – 11am – 7pm

Entry to the library is strictly by advanced booking only via the SpaceFinder web tool.

New website for the Bodleian Libraries launching soon

Someone useing a laptop with post it note on it that says 'New Website'A new website for the Bodleian Libraries will be launching in the next few days.

The new site will feature information about all Bodleian Libraries, so the Social Science Library will no longer have a separate website of its own.

Visitors to our usual link www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/ssl  will be directed to the new-look platform.

The website will continue to provide information about:

  • the individual Bodleian Libraries: what they are, their opening times, how readers can find them
  • our resources and collections
  • the services we provide such as borrowing, print copy and scan, Wi-Fi
  • booking a time slot in the libraries
  • how readers can get support using our services – such as via Live Chat and training

Keep up to date with SSL News

With frequent changes to our opening hours and services due to the pandemic, keeping up to date with SSL news has never been more important. To hear the latest on any changes, subscribe to our social media tools:

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The latest information on all Bodleian Libraries services, opening hours etc can also be found on the Bodleian Library Updates webpage.

 

New Extended SSL Opening Hours (Monday 15 March to Thursday 1 April)

An alarm clock sat in a field of daisies.We are pleased to announce that we will be extending our opening hours from Monday 15 March onwards.

Our new opening hours will run until the library closure over Easter (Friday 2 April to Monday 5 April inclusive), at which point we will update you of any futher changes.

Opening Hours Monday 15 March – Thursday 1 April

  • Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm
  • Saturday – 10am – 6pm (from Saturday 20 March)
  • Sunday – 11am – 7pm (from Sunday 21 March)

Entry to the library is strictly by advanced booking only via the SpaceFinder web tool. All days will be divided into morning and afternoon study sessions.

Bodleian iSkills Free Online Workshops taking place in 8th Week

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The Bodleian iSkills programme is designed to help you make effective use of scholarly materials and resources. These sessions are primarily aimed at Oxford University students and staff (but check the ‘intended audience’ field in the course description before booking).

iSkills workshops will be available in Hilary Term through a combination of webinars and pre-recorded videos.

All workshops are free of charge but must be booked in advance.

Workshops taking place in 8th Week:

Open Access: Your thesis, copyright and ORA (Tue 9 Mar 10.00-11.00)

Oxford DPhil students are required to deposit a copy of their thesis in ORA (Oxford University Research Archive). This online session will focus on copyright and other issues that DPhil students need to take into account when preparing their thesis for upload to ORA.
Who is this session for? Doctoral research students

Referencing: Zotero (Wed 10 Mar 10.00-11.00)

Zotero is a reference management tool that enables you to build libraries of references and add citations and bibliographies to word processed documents. This introduction covers the main features of Zotero.
Who is this session for? Students, researchers and staff needing to manage references and create bibliographies.

iSkills workshops will begin again in Trinity Term.  In the meantime, you can find many of the workshops available as video recordings.

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World Book Day: 4 March 2021

Blue books stacked on top of each other with green paper cuts outs of countries, to represent a globe.We would like to mark World Book Day (4 March 2021) by celebrating the 250,000 social science books in our collection. These titles can currently be accessed in a variety of ways. Readers with borrowing permissions can order an item for collection via Click & Collect. Alternatively, book a study space and browse our shelves and select a book in person.

In addition, the Bodleian Libraries have a vast collection of eBooks which can be viewed remotely with your SSO via SOLO.

We also currently have temporary access to the Hathi Trust’s digital repository, which represents over 1 million additional eBooks.

Happy Reading!