New Database Trial: Politico Pro

Politico Pro is available as a trial until 9 June 2019.

This is a customisable policy intelligence platform, which provides both breaking news alerts and in-depth reporting on topics such as technology, health care and energy. It was launched in 2010 by Politico, a US-based political journalism company that covers international policy and politics.

This online archive will be of particular interest to researchers in Politics, International Relations, Global Governance and Diplomacy, Public Policy, International Development, Economics, Area Studies, History and more.

Please send any feedback about this trial to jo.gardner@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

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

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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 resource: Brookings Internally Displaced Persons Archive

We are pleased to announce that the Brookings Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Archive can now be consulted by readers in the Weston Library.  The Bodleian Libraries acquired the Brookings IDP archive in 2017, in close collaboration with the Refugee Studies Centre (RSC).  Cataloguing was generously funded by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.  The archive, covering the period 1983-2012, includes papers relating to the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement which were launched in 1998.

The most recent issue (59) of Forced Migration Review (FMR), available online and in print in the SSL, marks the 20th anniversary of these Guiding Principles and focusses on both their successes and limitations.

The Brookings IDP archive also includes papers and audio-visual material relating to the Representative of the UN Secretary-General (RSG) on internally displaced persons, covering the RSG’s interactions with individual countries, and the RSG’s relationship with the United Nations and non-governmental organisations.

The archive, which complements the unique refugee-related collections held in the SSL, can be searched via the catalogue and the documents consulted in the Weston Library.

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.

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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.

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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.

Take a look at our New Books web page to see titles added to stock in June

Take a look at our New Books web page to view the list of print and e-book titles that we added to stock in June.

The list is divided according to the subject indicated by the classification of the book.

Here are just a few of our recent purchases:

  

  

To discover which shelfmarks are appropriate for your research and teaching interests, please see our subject browsing guide

 

The New Books web page also showcases one of our Subject Librarian’s choices for the SSL Book of the Month.

Take a look at our New Books web page to see titles added to stock in May

Take a look at our New Books web page to view the list of print and e-book titles that we added to stock in May.

The list is divided according to the subject indicated by the classification of the book.

Here are just a few of our recent purchases:

     

To discover which shelfmarks are appropriate for your research and teaching interests, please see our subject browsing guide

 

The New Books web page also showcases one of our Subject Librarian’s choices for the SSL Book of the Month.

Keep up to date with new books we have added to our collection

Want to keep up to date with the latest titles we have added to our collection?

Take a look at our New Books Display (located around the corner from our Issue Desk) to discover a selection of the new books we’ve recently added to stock.

The display includes:

We’ve also recently revamped our New Books web page. It features print and e-book titles that have been added to stock in the past month.

The list of titles for April is now available to view here.

The list is divided according to the subject indicated by the classification of the book.

Here are just a few of our recent purchases:

    

    

To discover which shelfmarks are appropriate for your research and teaching interests, please see our subject browsing guide

 

The New Books web page and New Books Display Area also showcases one of our Subject Librarian’s choices for the SSL Book of the Month.

Discover our New Books web page and see titles added to stock in April

We’ve recently revamped our New Books web page. It features print and e-book titles that have been added to stock in the past month.

The list of titles for April is now available to view here.

The list is divided according to the subject indicated by the classification of the book.

Here are just a few of our recent purchases:

    

    

To discover which shelfmarks are appropriate for your research and teaching interests, please see our subject browsing guide

 

The New Books web page also showcases one of our Subject Librarian’s choices for the SSL Book of the Month.

 

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.”

Discover the new titles we have added to our stock

The SSL purchased 2,637 books in the 2015/16 academic year. Keep up to date with the latest titles added to stock on our New Books Webpage (updated monthly). January’s list is now available to browse.

The list of items includes hard copy books and e-books. It also shows the items we have received as donations and via e-legal deposit.

Alternatively, receive the list of titles by subscribing to our Blog by RSS or email.

You can also browse some of the titles in our New Books Display Area (located round the corner from our Issue Desk).