Keep up to date with the news: how to access our newspaper collections online

Want to keep up to date with world events? Want to do some research using past newspaper content? You can do both by accessing our extensive collection of online newspapers. Individual titles are accessible via SOLO and can be accessed remotely with a SSO (Single Sign On). An example of just some of the holdings in our collection can be viewed below:

Financial Times 1888 – 2016

Guardian 1821 – 2003

Observer 1791 – 2003

New York Times 1851 – 2015

Times 1785 – 2014

Note that these historical archives of the titles listed above, do not show the latest issues. To view more recent content, many newspapers are available to be browsed via the following databases:

Factiva

Largely for contemporary newspapers (1980s-). Provides essential news for the UK, America and Europe with a collection of more than 10,000 authoritative sources includes thousands of current newspapers. Excellent for national but also local, regional newspapers and specialist or professional news. There is much overlap with Nexis UK, (see below) so if you can’t find a newspaper in Factiva, then try there instead.

Nexis UK

Largely for contemporary newspapers (1980s-). Vast database that provides access to over 20,000 news sources from all over the world. Particularly excellent for UK, North American and much of Europe. Its coverage is largely current and recent, but does go back 20 years in some cases. For UK newspapers, generally covers broadsheets from 1980s and tabloids and local/ regional newspapers from more recently.

Further information about the Bodleian Libraries’ newspaper collections is available here.

Questions about library services or resources: Use the Live Chat service

Do you have questions about our library services or resources? Do you need assistance with tracking down materials you can access remotely? Use the Bodleian Libraries Live Chat service, available via SOLO, LibGuides or Bodleian Libraries contact pages. It is currently expanded to be available 7 days a week, 9am-7pm on weekdays and 10am-7pm on weekends. 70 library staff are keeping the service going remotely and staff Live Chat in 1 hour sessions. To give you an idea of how popular it is, between 17 March (when it was announced that we were to close) and the 5 April, 425 enquiries have been answered.  So any questions, just ask us.

 

Introducing BrowZine: easy access to journal article PDFs

We are pleased to announce an enhancement to SOLO which improves access to PDFs of journal articles.

BrowZine gives you seamless access to online journals licensed by the Bodleian Libraries directly from SOLO or from the BrowZine website or app. Coverage is from 2005 onwards.

Via SOLO BrowZine seamlessly directs you straight to the article you want to view. You can then select ‘Download PDF’.

The BrowZine platform also easily allows you to browse journal contents by selecting ‘View Journal Contents’ (see image above). If you have not already done so, you will be asked to sign in with your SSO (Single Sign On).

You will also find in SOLO many electronic Legal Deposit (eLD) articles which now have links directing you to download the subscription copy instead of the more restricted eLD copy.

To search for articles and browse journal contents via the BrowZine website, select your institution (Bodleian Libraries (University of Oxford)) and you will then be prompted to sign in with your Single Sign On. Setting up a BrowZine personal account also gives you access to additional features:

  • You can save full text articles to a personal library
  • You can create a personal bookshelf of your favourite journals
  • You can save article citations to Mendeley, EndNote and other reference management software
  • You can share article citations via LinkedIn, e-mail, Twitter or Facebook
  • You can be alerted to new issues of journals

Click the image below to access 2 video tutorials to help you get started using BrowZine.

Further information can be found on the new BrowZine LibGuide or contact us if you require assistance.

Ways you can contact us for assistance

The Social Science Library may be physically closed but you can still get in touch with us.

As our staff are primarily working from home, please contact us by email in preference to telephone if possible.

If you are only able to contact us by phone, leave a voicemail message at +44 (0)1865 271093. Staff are checking messages regularly and will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.

To contact a specific member of staff (such as your Subject Consultant), see our full staff contact list here.

You can also contact us via our social media channels, through Facebook and Twitter.

Need assistance with locating an item or eResource on our catalogue?

Use the Live Chat functionality within SOLO to talk to a staff member. The service has been expanded to be available 7 days a week, 9am–7pm on weekdays and 10am–7pm on weekends.

Staff can assist with finding library materials and resources and advise what to do if you can’t find an item you can access remotely.

 

Take the SSL on Holiday: ways to access library material remotely

Vacation loans start during 8th week of Hilary term. Books (both normal and short loan) will be due back on Tuesday 28 April (1st week of Trinity Term).

If you need to access library resources while you are away from Oxford, follow our tips below:

Access e-books, e-journals and databases remotely by logging in to SOLO with your Single Sign On (SSO) Take a look at the Bodleian Libraries LibGuides for further information.

SSL eReadings provides scans of selected articles and book chapters on reading lists we support that are not available in e-books or e-journals. SSL eReadings is hosted on WebLearn, log in with your Single Sign On (SSO)

Use the Scan & Deliver service if you need to get hold of a chapter or article from the Closed Stacks. Further information can be found here.

We will be closed from Friday 10 to Monday 13 April 2020 (dates inclusive).

The library will close at 7pm on Thursday 9 April and reopen at 9am on Tuesday 14 April.

 

Take the SSL on Holiday : ways to access library material remotely

Vacation loans start during 8th week of Michaelmas term. Books (both normal and short  loan) will be due back on Tuesday 21 January (1st week of Hilary Term).

If you need to access library resources while you are away from Oxford, follow our tips below:

Access e-books, e-journals and databases remotely by logging in to SOLO with your Single Sign On (SSO) Take a look at the Bodleian Libraries LibGuides for further information.

SSL eReadings provides scans of selected articles and book chapters on reading lists we support that are not available in e-books or e-journals. SSL eReadings is hosted on WebLearn, log in with your Single Sign On (SSO)

Use the Scan & Deliver service if you need to get hold of a chapter or article from the Closed Stacks. Further information can be found here.

We will be closed from Tuesday 24 December to Wednesday 1 January (dates inclusive).

(The library will close at 5pm on Monday 23 December and re-open at 9am on Thursday 2 January)

 

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.

 

 

 

Take the SSL on Holiday: ways to access library material remotely

Vacation loans start during 8th week of Trinity term. Books (both normal and short  loan) will be due back on Tuesday 15 October (1st week of Michaelmas Term).

If you need to access library resources while you are away from Oxford, follow our tips below:

Access e-books, e-journals and databases remotely by logging in to SOLO with your Single Sign On (SSO) Take a look at the Bodleian Libraries LibGuides for further information.

SSL eReadings provides scans of selected articles and book chapters on reading lists we support that are not available in e-books or e-journals. SSL eReadings is hosted on WebLearn, log in with your Single Sign On (SSO)

Use the Scan & Deliver service if you need to get hold of a chapter or article from the Closed Stacks. Further information can be found here.

Enjoy the vacation!

Take the SSL on Holiday: ways to access library material remotely

Vacation loans start during 8th week of Michaelmas term. Books (both normal and short  loan) will be due back on Tuesday 15th January (1st week of Hilary Term).

If you need to access library resources while you are away from Oxford, follow our tips below:

Access e-books, e-journals and databases remotely by logging in to SOLO with your Single Sign On (SSO) Take a look at the Bodleian Libraries LibGuides for further information.

SSL eReadings provides scans of selected articles and book chapters on reading lists we support that are not available in e-books or e-journals. SSL eReadings is hosted on WebLearn, log in with your Single Sign On (SSO)

Use the Scan & Deliver service if you need to get hold of a chapter or article from the Closed Stacks. Further information can be found here.

We will be closed from Saturday 22nd December 2018 to Tuesday 1st January 2019 (dates inclusive).

(The library will close at 5pm on Friday 21st December and re-open at 9am on Wednesday 2nd January)

Take the SSL on Holiday

Vacation loans started during 8th week of Trinity term. Books (both normal and short  loan) will be due back on Tuesday 9th October (1st week of Michaelmas Term).

If you need to access library resources while you are away from Oxford, follow our tips below:

Access e-books, e-journals and databases remotely by logging in to SOLO with your Single Sign On (SSO) Take a look at the Bodleian Libraries LibGuides for further information.

SSL eReadings provides scans of selected articles and book chapters on reading lists we support that are not available in e-books or e-journals. SSL eReadings is hosted on WebLearn, log in with your Single Sign On (SSO)

Use the Scan & Deliver service if you need to get hold of a chapter or article from the Closed Stacks. Further information can be found here.