Coming up this week: Bodleian iSkills: UK Parliamentary and Government Materials, EBooks & more

Need advice on research metrics and citation analysis tools? Would you like some guidance on working with sensitive research data? Make sure you sign up for one of the upcoming free Bodleian iSkills Workshops.

Primarily aimed at Graduates, the programme is designed to help you to make effective use of scholarly materials. Online booking is required.

A full list of iSkills workshops coming up this term can be found here.

Coming up this week! Free Bodleian iSkills: MANTRA, Newspapers and other online resources and more

Need advice on using MANTRA? Want to make the most out of all the online resources available to members of the university? Make sure you sign up for one of the upcoming free Bodleian iSkills Workshops.

Primarily aimed at Graduates, the programme is designed to help you to make effective use of scholarly materials. Online booking is required.

A full list of iSkills workshops coming up this term can be found here.

Photography taking place in the SSL on Friday 3 May: RESCHEDULED

The promotional photography originally scheduled to take place in the Social Science Library this Friday for Bodleian Libraries promotional purposes has been cancelled.

The photography will be rescheduled for a date to be confirmed in late May / early June.

All close-up photography will exclusively feature volunteer models.

Please contact us at ssl@bodleian.ox.ac.uk if you would like to appear in our photographs.

If you would prefer not to be shown in the photographs, please make yourself known to a member of staff while the photography is under way.

 

 

In addition, the Central Graduate Study Room will be designated a “Camera Free Zone” accessible to all readers who would like an alternative study space during this time.

 

Coming up this week: Free Bodleian iSkills Workshops: Open Access, Mendeley and more!

Unsure on how to make your thesis Open Access? Would you like some guidance on using Mendeley Referencing software? Make sure you sign up for one of the upcoming free Bodleian iSkills Workshops.

 

Primarily aimed at Graduates, the programme is designed to help you to make effective use of scholarly materials. Online booking is required.

A full list of iSkills workshops coming up this term can be found here.

Coming up next week: Free Bodleian iSkills Workshops: Referencing, E-books and more!

Need help navigating the many referencing software options? Want to learn more about E-Books? Sign up for one of the upcoming free Bodleian iSkills Workshops.

 

Primarily aimed at Graduates, the programme is designed to help you to make effective use of scholarly materials. Online booking is required.

A full list of iSkills workshops coming up this term can be found here.

Coming up next week: Free Bodleian iSkills Workshops: Google for Academic Research and more

Want to know how to reliably use Google for your Academic Research? Feel confident using UK Parliamentary and Government Material in your work? Sign up for one of the upcoming free Bodleian iSkills Workshops. Click on the image below for further details and booking links:

Primarily aimed at Graduates, the programme is designed to help you to make effective use of scholarly materials. Online booking is required.

A full list of iSkills workshops coming up this term can be found here.

Coming up next week: Free Bodleian iSkills workshops: Getting Started in Bodleian Libraries

The Bodleian Library system can be overwhelming and confusing! Sign up for the upcoming free Bodleian iSkills Workshops which will guide you through using the catalogue, finding the materials you need and ensure you are making the most of all the resources the library offers!

Primarily aimed at Graduates, the programme is designed to help you to make effective use of scholarly materials. Online booking is required.

A full list of iSkills workshops coming up this term can be found here.

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)

Disability History Month (22nd November – 22nd December) Book Display and Resources

To mark Disability History Month (22nd Nov – 22nd Dec) we’ve created a display of titles from our collection that explore the theme of disability. You can find the display around the corner from our issue desk.

A list of the titles on display, as well as other titles in our collection on this subject, can be found here. Click on the titles in the document to view shelfmark information.

The official theme for 2018’s UK Disability History Month is Disability & Music

The theme aims to explore the work of musicians and performers who have been disabled, and will showcase how people with every type and degree of impairment can creatively express themselves through music. The theme is explored from a social model point of view, and aims to encourage support and awareness for disabled people’s ongoing fight for equality.

We have highlighted some e-books in the Bodleian Libraries collection which relate to this year’s theme, take a look at a selection of articles and e-resources by clicking the image below!

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.