Two new OUP Politics eBook collections now available

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We are happy to inform you that two OUP Politics Trove sub-collections comprising 26 eBook titles are now available and on SOLO (listed below). Many of these titles are on reading lists.

Please note that this subscription currently runs until 31 July 2021.

  1. An Introduction of Political Philosophy / Wolff (3rd ed.)
  2. Contemporary Political Philosophy / Kymlicka (2nd ed.)
  3. Contemporary Security Studies / Collin (5th ed.)
  4. Democracies and Authoritarian Regimes / Kendall-Taylor et al
  5. Democratization / Haerpfer et al (2nd ed.)
  6. Foreign Policy: Theories, Actors, Cases / Smith, Hadfield and Dunne (3rd ed.)
  7. Global Environmental Politics / Morin, Orsini and Jinnah
  8. Global Political Economy / Ravenhill (6th ed.)
  9. How to do your Social Research Project or Dissertation / Clark, Foster and Bryman
  10. Human Rights: Politics and Practice / Goodhart (3rd ed.)
  11. International Relations and the European Union / Hill, Smith and Vanhoonacker (3rd ed.)
  12. International Relations of the Middle East / Fawcett (5th ed.)
  13. International Relations Since 1945 / Young and Kent (3rd ed.)
  14. International Relations Theories / Dunne (4th ed.)
  15. Introduction to International Relations / Jackson, Sorensen and Moller (7th ed.)
  16. Introduction to Politics / Garner, Ferdinand and Lawson (4th ed.)
  17. Issues in Political Theory / McKinnon (4th ed.)
  18. Political Ideologies / Wetherly
  19. Political Research Methods and Practical Skills / Halperin and Heath (3rd ed.)
  20. Political Thinkers / Boucher and Kelly (3rd ed.)
  21. Politics / Ferdinand, Garner and Lawson
  22. Politics in the Developing World / Burnell, Rakner and Randall (5th ed.)
  23. Strategy in the Contemporary World / Baylis, Wirtz and Gray (6th ed.)
  24. The Globalization of World Politics / Baylis, Smith and Owens (8th ed.)
  25. The Politics of the Earth / Dryzek (3rd ed.)
  26. US Foreign Policy / Cox and Stokes (3rd ed.)

To access them search for the title on SOLO (or click directly through by using the links above) and log on with your SSO to view them remotely.


HathiTrust emergency temporary access to eBooks reinstated

A close of up of a womans hands holding a tablet with an image of book shelves on it, in the background are books on shelves.We are pleased to announce that the Bodleian Libraries have reinstated their emergency access arrangement with the HathiTrust.

This service enables on-screen read access to 1.5 million in-copyright items in the HathiTrust Digital Library, which have been verified as held in the Bodleian’s collection in ph­­ysical form (in addition to approx. 4 million public domain items already available).

This service is available for Oxford University members only.

You can access resources directly using your SSO on the HathiTrust website:

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You can also access material using the links from existing records in SOLO, where a digital copy is available via HathiTrust (as per example below).

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Bodleian iSkills Online Course: Open Access: New Wellcome Trust Policy

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The Bodleian iSkills programme is designed to help you make effective use of scholarly materials and resources. They are primarily aimed at Oxford University students and staff (but check the ‘intended audience’ field in the course description before booking).

Bodleian iSkills workshops will continue to run online for Hilary term, and kick off this week with a briefing on the New Wellcome Trust Policy which was due to come into effect on 1st January 2021.  This workshop is FREE, but you will need to book a place online. The course will take place on multiple dates in January.

Open Access: New Wellcome Trust Policy

Is your research funded by the Wellcome Trust? Are you aware of the changes to its Open Access policy from 1 January 2021? Do you need help figuring out how to comply? In this focussed online briefing we will: step you through the changes and new requirements; give you an update on which publishers are compliant; provide links to further Wellcome information and guidance; let you know where to find help at Oxford; and answer as many questions as we can.

Who is this session for? Current Oxford researchers and academics, research support staff and librarians.

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The SSL is currently open to readers via advanced booking only

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Following the Government’s announcement of Tier 4 restrictions for Oxford, a limited number of Bodleian libraries have re-opened today (including the SSL).

The SSL’s current opening hours are:

  • Sunday : Closed
  • Monday-Friday : 9.30am – 7pm
  • Saturday : 10am-6pm

Note that entry is strictly by advanced booking only, which can be done via the Space Finder web tool.

For the latest information on which libraries are open and the remote services we provide, please consult the Bodleian Libraries Hilary Term Updates webpage.


Last day for Click and Collect requests before the Christmas closure period

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The final date to place Click & Collect requests before our Christmas closure period will be by 5:00pm on Thursday 17 December. Any items that you have been informed we have fetched, can be collected up until 4pm on Monday 21 December. The service will resume again when we open in the new year on 4 January.

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Take the SSL on Holiday: Ways to access library materials remotely

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Our books (both normal and short loan) are currently being issued over the vacation, all will be due back on Friday 29 January (2nd 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.

SSLeReadings provides scans of selected articles & book chapters on undergraduate reading lists we support, that are not available in e-books or e-journals.

Most postgraduate reading lists are available on ORLO and scans, online article and ebooks can be accessed there.

Use the Scan & Deliver service if you need to get hold of a chapter or article from the Closed Stacks. Note that this service will not be available during our Christmas closure period (Tues 22 December to Sunday 3 January). The final date for submitting requests before our closure will be 5:00pm Thursday 17 December. The service will resume when our library reopens on Monday 4 January.

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SSL Christmas Closure Period: Tuesday 22 December to Sunday 3 January (Dates Inclusive)

Festive image of parcels and decorations with Christmas closure period: Tuesday 22 December 2020 to Sunday 3 January 2021 (dates inclusive)

We will be closed from Tuesday 22 December 2020 to Sunday 3 January 2021 (dates inclusive).

The Library will close at 17:00 on Monday 21 December 2020 and reopen at 9:30 on Monday 4 January 2021.

Please remember that entrance to the library is strictly by advance booking only.

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Noise disturbance in Library: Mon 14 and Tues 15 December

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Essential maintenance work will be taking place next week in and adjacent to the Manor Road Building, which will unfortunately cause some noise disturbance in the library.

Monday 14 December: Electricial work to replace distribution boards will involve drilling directly above the Reader PC area.

Tuesday 15 December: Estates Services will be cutting access hatches for some of the building plant rooms. Sections of the floor will be taken out outside the building to the bike racks area and cut with an angle grinder during the day. This is estimated to last 10-15 minutes on 4 separate occasions throughout the day.