Possible internet downtime in the SSL 29 March

On Thursday morning 29 March we will be upgrading some of the equipment that generates the WiFi signal in the SSL. As part of the upgrade the internet will go down for a short period in different sections of the library. The work should not take long and full signal will be re-established by 10.00.

We apologise for any inconvenience this causes. Wired internet will still be available on our library PCs and through ethernet cables which can be borrowed at the issue desk.

SSL phone temporarily out of order

Old vintage landline telephoneUnfortunately due to the move from an analog service to a digital service the main phoneline at the Bodleian Social Science Library, (0)1865 2-71093,  is temporarily unavailable. We will be unable to receive calls at this number for a short time.

Please call (0)1865 2-71071 to contact the library.

We are still available to contact via e-mail, ssl@bodleian.ox.ac.uk and via our social media channels. Further details on contacting the SSL are available on our website.

Capital IQ

Capital IQ combines information on companies, markets, and people worldwide with tools for analysis, financial modelling, market analysis, screening, targeting, and relationship and workflow management.

As it is focussed on Business and Management, it is particularly useful for Economics and Management students and those researching financial sytems and data.

It is available through SOLO and OxLip+, University members can log in to Capital IQ on the PCs in the SSL Data Area. Just ask library staff at the issue desk to log you in.

Tumble lock spelling out password

Alternatively, University staff and students can request their own individual login by emailing the Sainsbury Library directly.  This login can be used outside of the library.

Free access to The Economist

Circle of a selection of copies of the Economist from 2017The Economist, the popular newspaper, is known for its opinions and analysis of international news, business, finance and politics. This popular publication is now available for free online through the Bodleian Libraries.

Follow the link in SOLO and you can view all issues from the original in 1843 to the latest 2017 issues. The link will also work outside the Bodleian Libraries, so you can access it from home or on the move.

Whether you’re a researcher or an undergraduate this resource will be useful to you.

New politics e-journals

Cover for the summer 2017 issue of JacobinTwo new e-journals have been purchased for our readers, which may be of particular interest to those studying politics, economics or USA Domestic policy. Both are now available on SOLO. The SSL will also receive the print version and the most recent issues will go on the current journals display shelves when they arrive.

Jacobin – described by the publisher as “a leading voice of the American left, offering socialist perspectives on politics, economics, and culture” and described by Noam Chomsky as “.. a bright light in dark times. Each issue brings penetrating, lively discussions and analyses of matters of real significance, from a thoughtful left perspective that is refreshing and all too rare.”

Catalyst – a sister title to Jacobin, and according to the publisher “Our focus is, as our title suggests, to develop a theory and strategy with capitalism as its target — both in the North and in the Global South.”

New eResources on North Korea

Collage of North Korean flag and polling station imagesThree new online resources have been purchased for our readers. All are now available on SOLO:

  • Polling the Nations – a compilation of full-text questions and responses from over 14,000 national, state, and local surveys conducted since 1986 by more than 1,400 polling organisations in 100 countries. It is described by Choice as “a resource beyond compare in the polling field”.
  • NK Pro – an independent news, information and data platform that concentrates uniquely on North Korea. NK Pro features daily news, high level analysis, opinions and interviews from a range of scholars, diplomats, experts and North Korean defectors.
  • NK News – an independent, privately-owned specialist information source that focuses on North Korea. The site intends to provide authoritative news, opinion & analysis, research tools, data and subject specialists.

These tools will be useful for research on politics, international relations, conflict, and quantitative data analysis in the Social Sciences.

Research Data Management and Cybersecurity

white padlock against a background of codeJohn Southall, the Research Data Librarian, was recently interviewed on data management and good research practice. Some of his comments appear in the Nature article, ‘Cybersecurity for the Travelling Scientist’ (August 2017, Vol 548, pp123-4).

The article covers the importance of Cybersecurity, especially in a research environment, and also covers key issues for researchers in the Social Sciences.

More information on the safe gathering, handling and management of reseach data can be found on the Bodleian Data Library website.