New data resources: election data sets, Polling the Nations

Thanks to the Social Science Library, Americanists in Oxford now have access to two new data resources with relevance for the United States:

U.S. Representative General – County and Congressional District Level Vote 2004, 2006 and 2008 datasets
A selection of high-quality, very detailed election data sets, compiled from official sources relating to U.S. Representative General – County and Congressional District Level Votes for the elections of 2004, 2006 and 2008. This contains a breakdown of voting by State, County, Town and Congressional District. Graphs, statistics and candidate names are also included.

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.

Both are now available via SOLO/OxLIP+, with remote access available to University members via single sign-on.

Mezzanine closed, Thursday 6th July

The mezzanine area will be closed to readers on Thursday 6th July. This is to allow electrical work to be carried out which will require scaffolding to be built to get up to the high ceiling. Access will be maintained to the upper floors, where alternative seating is available. We apologise for any disruption this work may cause.

Book moves in the library beginning 26th June

During the week beginning 26th June, books with shelfmarks beginning F… will be moved from the first floor to the top floor. The movers will endeavour to keep noise to a minimum but there will inevitably be a bit of disruption on the first and second floors of the library while this takes place.

Books with F shelfmarks will be temporarily unavailable for a brief period during the week as each shelf is moved. Following the move, these books will be found on the top floor after the end of the E section.

Further moves will take place throughout the rest of the summer on both the top and first floors to respace other parts of the collection. Apologies for any inconvenience, but any given book should not be inaccessible for long.

Summer vacation hours

From Sunday 18th June the library will switch to summer vacation hours:

  • Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
  • Closed weekends

Please note, for the last weekend of term, we will be open as usual on Saturday 17th June (10am-4pm) but CLOSED on Sunday 18th June.