SOLO Live Chat: An online help service for your SOLO and Library related queries

 

Need assistance with using our library catalogue SOLO or have any other library related queries? Use the Live Chat function on SOLO to ask any questions you may have. You’ll find the Live Chat tab located to the right of the SOLO home page. Live Chat is staffed from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

 

 

 

Library Tours: Mon 14 and Tue 15 October (no booking required)

Missed your library welcome session?

Want to know how to get started using the Social Science Library?

Tours start from the library entrance area.

Please ask a staff member if you require further information, in person, or via email.

You can also visit our training materials archive to find this years induction presentations.

Discover Oxford LibGuides

Take a look at the Bodleian Libraries Oxford LibGuides website to find detailed information on:

Assistance available for Disabled Readers

Bodleian Libraries

Finding resources for your Subject area

Getting to grips with Key Library Services

How to gain access to Specialist Materials

Key topics for Researchers

Library Workshops & Courses

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The essential starting point for getting to know the Bodleian Libraries and the services we provide for you.

Are you a new Postgraduate? Take a look at our introduction to the SSL Video

Are you a new Postgraduate? To help you get started using the SSL we’ve created a short video which provides you with all the key things you need to know. Click on the image below to view:

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to get in contact with us. Ask one of our friendly staff at our Library Issue Desk for assistance, phone us on 271093, or email us.

More detailed information on how to get started using our library can be found here.

Are you a new Undergraduate? Take a look at our introduction to the SSL video

Are you a new Undergraduate? Navigating our library may seem daunting at first. To help make things easier we’ve created a short video, which will provide you with all the key things you need to know to get started. Click on the image below to view:

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to get in contact with us. Ask one of our friendly staff at our Library Issue Desk for assistance, phone us on 271093, or email us.

More detailed information on how to get started using our library can be found here.

Library Assistant: All your library info, on the go

Just started your studies at Oxford?

Need assistance with getting started using University of Oxford Libraries?

Help is at hand with Library Assistant. A mobile induction tool aimed at Freshers which can be accessed via your mobile, tablet or PC.

Further information on getting started using the Bodleian Social Science Library can be found on our Getting Started webpage.

Welcome to all of our new readers: here are some tips to help you get started using the library

Welcome to all of our new readers!

Take a look at our Getting Started webpage for all the key information you will need to get started using the Bodleian Libraries. Find out how to search our library catalogue (SOLO), how to make sense of your reading lists and much more …

We also have two Introduction to the Social Science Library (SSL) videos. One for new Undergraduates and one for new Postgraduates. The videos can be viewed by clicking on the images below:

Questions? Need some help? Talk to our friendly library staff, who will be happy to help with any queries you may have. Speak to us in person at our Issue Desk or you can contact us via phone (01865 2-71093) or via email.

 

Our Book of the Month Choice for October

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.

 

What works now? Evidence-informed policy and practice

Edited by Annette Boaz et al.

Policy Press, 2019

Shelfmark: JN238.WHA 2019

 

 

 

Our Book of the Month choice for September was selected by Jo Gardner, Subject Consultant for and Subject Consultant for Politics and International Relations

Why was it chosen?

It was chosen because because it provides an up-to-date critique of this rapidly evolving field.

Book Overview

What Works Now? draws on the work of scholars and practitioners and speaks to both. The text is clearly structured and the editors provide sector-by-sector analysis of evidence use in policy-making and service delivery. The editors recognise a wide range of policy and practice settings, and acknowledge the usefulness of evidence that is not entirely research-based

Reviews:

“An important and authoritative analysis of the state of evidence-informed policy and practice, across key domains and countries, by an impressive line-up of leading scholars in the field”
Steve Martin, Cardiff University

“This is a fascinating and novel set of scholarly and practical reflections on infrastructure, debates and solutions”
Kathryn Oliver, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

“The authors rightly reaffirm the importance of evidence but don’t shy away from the practical difficulties in the way of using it. An indispensable resource.”
Geoff Mulgan, CEO, Nesta

Where can I find it?

We have two copies of the book. One is for library use only and is currently on top of our New Books Display Area (located around the corner from our Library Issue Desk). The second copy is a normal loan copy and can be borrowed. The shelfmark for the title is JN238.WHA 2019.

In addition, we have an electronic legal deposit copy of the title. Online access for this material is restricted to library computers in any of the Bodleian Libraries. A link to it can be found on SOLO.

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.