Uninstall of Write N Cite

Java logo in orangeDue to changes in Java’s licensing, the RefWorks plugin Write ‘n’ Cite has to be uninstalled from reader computers in the Bodleian Libraries. This takes effect from Tuesday 16th April 2019 and means that Write ‘n’ Cite will not be available to use on reader computers in the Bodleian Libraries, including the SSL. Please note, this does not affect personal computers; you will still be able to use the Write ‘n’ Cite plugin on your own device.

Write ‘n’ Cite is the plugin used for Word that allows you to input citations directly into your text in your preffered style. You will still be able to access your RefWorks library of citations on library computers but you will not be able to automatically add them to Word documents without the plugin.

If you have any questions about this, please contact reference-management@bodleian.ox.ac.uk.

New database trial : Foreign Office Files for the Middle East, 1971-1981

Close up of model globe showing Saudi Arabia and surrounding countries

The Bodleian Libraries are trialling a new resource until 1 March 2019; Foreign Office Files for the Middle East, 1971-1981.

Of interest to researchers in history, the Islamic World, economics, regional politics and international relations, this is an online collection of documents sourced from The National Archives, UK. It comprises formerly classified British government documents, including correspondence, annual reports, dispatches, maps, minutes of ministerial meetings and printed leaflets. The documents relate to a number of topics including the 1973 Arab-Israeli War and the Oil Crisis, the Lebanese Civil War and the Camp David Accords, the Iranian Revolution and the Iran-Iraq War.

Please send any feedback about this trial to jo.gardner@bodleian.ox.ac.uk
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New political database trials: let us know what you think

We have arranged trial access to two databases : Chatham House Online Archive 1920-2008, and Political Extremism and Radicalism in the 20th Century. Both databases are available through SOLO and will be of particular interest to researchers in International Relations, Politics, Global Governance and Diplomacy, Public Policy, International Development, Economics, Area Studies and more.

Front door of Chatham House

Colin Smith / Chatham House / CC BY-SA 2.0

Chatham House Online Archive 1920-2008 is a searchable online database covering 88 years of the institute’s expert analysis and commentary on international policy. Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, is an independent policy institute based in London where world leaders and policy-makers are invited to discuss their views in an impartial environment. The online archive includes briefing papers, special reports, pamphlets, conference papers, monographs, as well as the audio recordings of Chatham House lectures and their fully searchable transcripts.

Che Guevara and Fidel Castro Graffiti - Downtown Nazareth - Israel

Adam Jones / Che Guevara and Fidel Castro Graffiti – Downtown Nazareth – Israel / CC BY-SA 2.0

Political Extremism and Radicalism in the 20th Century is an online archive of briefing papers, reports, pamphlets and other publications from various Far-Right and Far-Left Political Groups in the US, Europe and Australia. Having this primary source material all together in one searchable database enables researchers to explore the origins and development of present-day issues, including the resurgence of right-wing politics, evolution of various civil rights movements and the nature of radical political thought.

The trial will last until until 31 October 2018 so if you have any feedback (good, bad or further suggestions) contact jo.gardner@bodleian.ox.ac.uk.

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.

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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.