Friday, 27 November 2015

Vacation loans begin on Monday!

Keble Library's vacation loan period begins on Monday 30 November - all books borrowed or renewed by undergraduates on or after that date will be due back on 20 January 2016 (Wednesday of 1st week of Hilary term).

Books borrowed by undergraduates during Michaelmas term are due back on Wednesday 2 December - please make sure that you return or renew your books by then. For information on renewing loans, please see the Library Guide.

While you're away from Oxford, you can still access almost all electronic resources - databases, reference works, e-books and e-journals - by logging into SOLO or OxLIP+ with your Oxford Single Sign On. More information about remote access to resources is available on the Bodleian Libraries website.

Monday, 16 November 2015

Research Skills Toolkit workshops

Do you need to brush up on your IT and information skills for research?  Why not come to a Research Skills Toolkit session? These free two hour workshops, run jointly by the Bodleian Libraries and IT Services and aimed at first year postgraduate students and researchers, introduce key software and online tools for your research, hone your searching and information skills, and introduce you to subject specialists. Topics on offer include:

  • Finding articles, papers, conferences and theses
  • Keeping up to date and current awareness
  • Using Endnote to manage your references
  • Manipulating images using Gimp
  • Managing your thesis with Word
  • Analyzising data with Excel pivot tables
  • Podcasting with Audacity
  • Plagiarism and how to avoid it
  • Your thesis, copyright and ORA
  • Finding highly cited journals and measuring research impact

Please attend one session for your subject from this list.  All sessions take place at IT Services, 13 Banbury Road. To book a place at your chosen session, click on one of the links below (you will need your Single Sign On username and password to make a booking).

Tuesday 1st December, 10.00-12.00
Wednesday 2nd December, 14.00-16.00
Monday 18th January, 14.00-16.00
Wednesday 20th January, 14.00-16.00

Book a place at a Humanities workshop.

Medical Sciences

Wednesday 2nd December, 10.00-12.00
Thursday 3rd December, 14.00-16.00
Wednesday 20th January, 10.00-12.00
Thursday  21st January, 10.00-12.00

Book a place at a Medical Sciences workshop.


Tuesday 19th January, 10.00-12.00
Thursday 21st January, 14.00-16.00

Book a place at an MPLS workshop.

Oriental Studies

Monday 18th January, 14.00-16.00

Book a place at the Oriental Studies workshop.

Social Sciences

Tuesday 1st December, 14.00-16.00  
Thursday 3rd December, 10.00-12.00
Friday 4th December, 10.00-12.00
Tuesday 19th January, 14.00-16.00

Book a place at a Social Sciences workshop.

Friday, 6 November 2015

New books added to the Library in October

A selection of new books added to Library stock in October 2015.

This is a selection of the new books added to Library stock in October 2015.  A full list can be seen on LibraryThing.

We are always happy to receive recommendations of books for purchase. If you would like to recommend a book, please fill in a Book Suggestion Form (available from the information display in the Library, or to download and print from the website) and ask your tutor to sign it.

Monday, 2 November 2015

Bodleian iSkills workshops in Week 5

Places are available on the following workshops in Week 5:

Bodleian iSkills: UK Parliamentary and Government materials - an introduction
Tuesday 10th November, 10.00-12.00
A general overview of the main sources for finding and accessing historical UK parliamentary material, pre-1800 and post-1800, including sources for government publications both in print and in electronic format.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates and researchers who are new to working with parliamentary and/or government document or who would like a refresher on the main sources available.
Presenter:  Hannah Chandler
Venue:  Social Science Library, Manor Road  >Book a place

Bodleian iSkills: Research impact - citation analysis tools
Wednesday 11th November, 14.00-15.30
During this introduction to citation tracking and bibliometrics we will use a range of 'impact factor' tools to find top journals and conferences, count citations and measure the impact of publications and researchers. We will cover Journal Citation Reports, SCImago Journal Rank, Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar, Essential Science Indicators, ORCID and more, explain how to use each tool, and consider their strengths and weaknesses.
Who is this session for?  Current Oxford research postgraduates, researchers, academics, University and Library staff.
Presenters:  Karine Barker, Juliet Ralph, Karen Langdon
Venue: Radcliffe Science Library, Parks Road  >Book a place

Bodleian iSkills: Archives and modern papers for Social Sciences
Wednesday 11th November, 14.00-15.30
The Bodleian’s Weston Library has a wealth of special collections and archival resources covering almost all aspects of modern British society and culture. This session will introduce key finding aids and get you started with the research skills needed to make the most of these resources.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers and other Bodleian Libraries readers considering using special collections
Presenter: Michael Hughes
Venue: Horton Room, Weston Library  >Book a place

Bodleian iSkills:  Social Science data archives & statistical databases
Friday 23rd October, 10.30-12.30
An overview of macro and micro data sources for social scientists including national data archives, subscription services, economic and business data.  During the session, we will also offer some pointers for further searching.
Presenter:  John Southall
Venue:  Social Science Library, Manor Road   >Book a place

To book your free place, either click on the links above (Oxford University members - you will need your Single Sign On username and password), or email the Bodleian's User Education team (Bodleian Reader's Card holders who are not University members).