Are you a new Postgraduate? take a look at our introduction to the SSL Video

Are you a new Postgraduate? To help you get started using the SSL we’ve created a short video which provides you with all the key things you need to know. Click on the image below to view:

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to get in contact with us. Ask one of our friendly staff at our Library Issue Desk for assistance, phone us on 271093, or email us.

More detailed information on how to get started using our library can be found here.

 

Are you a new Undergraduate? take a look at our introduction to the SSL Video

Are you a new Undergraduate? Navigating our library may seem daunting at first. To help make things easier we’ve created a short video which will provide you with all the key things you need to know to get started. Click on the image below to view:

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to get in contact with us. Ask one of our friendly staff at our Library Issue Desk for assistance, phone us on 271093, or email us.

More detailed information on how to get started using our library can be found here.

Library Assistant: all your library info, on the go

Lib Assistant

Just started your studies at Oxford?

Need assistance with getting started using University of Oxford Libraries?

Help is at hand with Library Assistant. A mobile induction tool aimed at Freshers which can be accessed via your mobile, tablet or PC.

 

 

 

 

Further information on getting started using the Bodleian Social Science Library can be found here.

 

October Book of the Month

The SSL ‘Book of the Month’ feature, highlights a book in our collection that has been chosen by one of our Subject Consultants. This may be a recent addition to our stock or an existing item that we would like to share with you.

 

London is the place for me: Black Britons, citizenship, and the politics of race

Kennetta Hammond Perry

Oxford University Press, 2015

Shelfmark: DA125.N4.PER 2015

 

 

 

 

The Book of the Month for October has been selected by Jo Gardner, Bodleian Social Science Librarian and Subject Consultant for Politics and International Relations. It was chosen for Black History Month.

 

 

Book Overview

In London is the Place for Me, Kennetta Hammond Perry explores how the post-World War II wave of Afro-Caribbean migrants navigated the politics of race and citizenship in Britain and reconfigured the boundaries of what it meant to be both Black and British.

Perry positions Black Britons as part of wider public debates about citizenship and the meaning of Britishness in the second half of the twentieth century. She departs from previous scholarship by presenting Black Britons as political actors as they made claims to citizenship and challenged the state to guarantee their rights.

Reviews:

‘An absorbing, timely and inspiring account. Kennetta Hammond Perry captures vividly the challenges Windrush-era migrants faced. But she also shows that grassroots organising by Afro-Caribbeans really did make a difference, changing formal and unspoken exclusions and bringing about a more inclusive definition of what “Britain” could be. This is a story that matters.’
Lara Putnam, Professor and Chair of History, University of Pittsburgh

‘A genuinely post-Windrush history of Britain, driven by the experiences of Afro-Caribbean migrants, is long overdue. Perry offers us a glimpse into the vibrant everyday life of mid-20th Century Black Britons who had one eye on London and the other on global race politics.’
Antoinette Burton, Professor of History, University of Illinois

Where can I find it?

We have 5 copies of this title in stock, 4 of which are lending copies. One of the lending copies is currently on display on top of our New Books Display Area (located around the corner from our Library Issue Desk). The shelfmark for the title is DA125.N4.PER 2015.

What would your SSL Book of the Month be? Do you have a favourite book in our collection? If so, we would love to know what it is. Add a comment below or email us.

Welcome to all our new readers: here are some sources of help for using the SSL

Welcome to all our new readers. The SSL staff are happy to help with any queries you may have. Talk to us in person at our Issue Desk or you can contact us via phone (01865 2-71093) or via email.

getting started NEW

Take a look at our Getting Started webpage for all the key information you will need to get started using the Bodleian Libraries.

We also have some new Introduction to the SSL videos aimed at new Undergraduate and Postgraduate students, which can be viewed by clicking on the pictures below:

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.