Christmas closing

Our Christmas closed period will run from 5pm on Wednesday 23rd December, until 9am on Monday 4th January.

We wish all our readers a very happy Christmas and New Year!

New electronic resources: Congressional Serial Set, Confidential Print North America, Colonial State Papers

An early Christmas present! Thanks to a generous donation in support of the VHL, we have been able to purchase three major electronic resources for the University community. They are US Congressional Serial Set 1817-1994 (incl. American State Papers); Confidential Print North America 1824-1961 and Colonial State Papers. The availability of those resources is an impressive addition to Oxford’s holdings of resources for US studies and will transform many a researcher’s work.

The U.S. Congressional Serial Set 1817-1994 is a rich collection of primary source material detailing all aspects of American history. Its contents come not only from the U.S. Congress, but also include House and Senate Documents, House and Senate Report and more. Content for 1980-1994 will be added early January.

A demonstration of this resource will be scheduled for Hilary Term. Look out for further announcements.

Confidential Print North America 1824-1961 gives full-text access to a selection of The National Archives’ Colonial Office and Foreign Office papers, reports, dispatches, weekly summaries, etc. The collection covers a broad sweep of history from 1824-1961, taking in the USA, Canada and the Caribbean.

Colonial State Papers provides access to thousands of papers concerning English activities in the American, Canadian, and West Indian colonies between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries. Also included is a digitised version of The Calendar of State Papers, Colonial: North America and the West Indies 1574-1739.

A demonstration of this resource will be scheduled for Hilary Term. Look out for further announcements.

All are now available on OxLIP+. Use your SSO for remote access.

OxLIP+ downtime tonight

OxLIP+ will be down for approximately one hour from 10pm tonight for reindexing as part of essential maintenance. The articles & databases sampler in SOLO will also be unavailable during this period.

The rest of SOLO will still be available, including the links to databases and e-journals.