Expanded Resources during COVID_19

Library services have changed during the pandemic. 

Resources accessible to all

SOLO
Use SOLO to search physical and electronic items available across the University's libraries, including over a billion records for articles and other e-resources, both open access and restricted to members of the University of Oxford. 
 
Oxford University Research Archive (ORA)
ORA provides open access to a wide range of articles, dissertations and other papers by Oxford academics and research students. Over 56,000 complete works available. 
 
Digital Bodleian
Search and explore the Bodleian's collections on Digital Bodleian, with over 900,000 images of c.16,000 collection items. 
 
Open access materials
Open access materials, including a wide range of scholarly papers, are available to anyone via SOLO. Filter by Open Access at the top of the left-hand column of search results. Alternatively, enter keywords and then on the results screen choose Open Access in the Show only section on the left-hand side.   
 
E-books 
Access over 1.4 million e-books via SOLO. Filter results by Online Resources to find e-books that can be accessed offsite – look for the green Online access icon (see below). Some e-books are not restricted to card holders. Find out more about information on accessing e-books on the e-books LibGuide. Information on additional materials made available are being added all the time to 
 
E-journals
Access over 118,000 e-journal titles via SOLO. Filter results by Online Resources to show resources that can be accessed offsite – look for the green Online access icon (see above). Some e-journals are not restricted to card holders. 

Oxford Reading Lists Online
Explore reading lists for a selection of courses across all divisions on ORLO, with access to scanned book chapters where available. 

Databases
Access over 1,300 databases across a broad range of subject areas. Visit Databases A-Z or search SOLO. 
 
The Bodleian Staff Intranet E-Books page has a link to a spreadsheet of all the suppliers offering enhanced e-resources access: 
 
Free online resources
Cambridge Core  >browse by subject >log in > click on login via Shibboleth or Athens > from the Institutions list find University of Oxford
National Emergency Library  - a collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed
VitalSource will let you access up to 7 e-books free till 30 June 2020. You need to set up an account using your ox.ac.uk email to login.
Digital Online Access Books (DOAB) is a series of additional free full-text books made available via JISC’s 'Library Hub' website:
 

To access the texts of particular items you should follow these steps:
1. Enter your search terms in the search box to the right of the doab qualifier and click on the search button to the right;
2. Click on the short title and thumbnail for the book you want.  This will take you to the full record for that item;
3. Scroll down towards the END of the links below the item record. To access the text, you need to click on the link with the prefix 'doab'.   
 
At present, the JISC are aiming to make this resource available until the end of July.  As in the case of other emergency resources, new titles are still being added.  
 
Dawsonera, Proquest, EBSCO, Askews and Holt are providing unlimited access to titles we have already purchased until mid-June, where publishers have agreed. Publishers that have already agreed to extending credits: Bloomsbury, Edward Elgar, Elsevier, Hodder Education, Kogan Page, OUP, Sage, Springer, and Taylor and Francis.
 
Login by going to the little icon in the upper right-hand corner and logging in with institutional login (a drop-down box), click on Oxford. Then, enter search terms in the general search box. When the page with the book details loads, it still appears as though you have to pay to access the book, but if you find the pdf link, you can actually download the pdf without charge. [JW] IF the institutional login option does not appear or doesn’t work, do a search for the book anyway—pdfs still appear and can be downloaded 

Click on Login at top right and then on ‘Through your university’. Scroll down to ‘University of Oxford’ and then use Single Sign On credentials. Includes Oxford Chemistry Primers from OUP. Use search function to access hundreds of titles.


English
https://libguides.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/English-CourseI-Paper3/ebooks - first of a series of new libguides for FHS English [James Howarth 06.04.]
• videos and audio recordings, complementing the full text of Shakespeare's plays on the Folger Shakespeare site, along with textual notes, scene summaries, and commentary
• Whilst libraries are closed, here are some tips for finding digital resources and ebooks:
• SOLO has 118,000 ejournals and 1.49 million ebooks available for use 24/7. 
• To find ebooks by or about a particular author on SOLO (and excluding electronic articles, book reviews etc.), limit your search to ‘Oxford Collections’ (instead of ‘Search Everything’), and once you’ve done your search, use the filters in the left-hand column to show only Online Resources.
• For electronic journal articles, use bibliographical databases such as the MLA International Bibliography or ABELL (Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature). Find these databases on the Databases A-Z platform.
• You can also try ‘Search Everything’ on SOLO to find e-articles. Use the ‘Resource Type’ filter on the left-hand side of your search results to filter to articles.
• The Databases A-Z platform links to the Libraries’ major e-resources, including electronic collections of archival materials (eg British Literary Manuscripts Online, Eighteenth Century Drama, Shakespeare in Performance, and much more), and bibliographic databases as mentioned above. You can browse Databases A-Z by subject, eg English, Biographical Resources, Newspapers, etc. 
• The English LibGuide links to several subject-specific guides which signpost to online resources useful for particular papers.
• Search the Internet Archive for digitised largely 19th-century publications. Google Books or Project Gutenberg may also help.
• Search the National Emergency Library to borrow any of the 1.5 million digitised 20th century books. 
• A number of academic publishers have made additional e-books available free-of-charge on a temporary basis. We hope to get this content temporarily added to SOLO, in due course, but in the meantime check the following platforms: Project Muse (list of participating publishers is here: https://about.muse.jhu.edu/resources/freeresourcescovid19/) & JSTOR. 
• If you can’t find a book available as an e-book, then we may be able to purchase one, if it’s available – you can make requests via the EFL’s book recommendation form https://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/english/collections/recommendations 
• For online performances of Shakespeare plays, try Box of Broadcasts which you can also access via the Databases A-Z platform. It’s an archive of off-air recordings from television and radio, and includes plenty of films of Shakespeare plays. You can also access recordings of live Shakespeare performances from the Globe, the RSC and more, via the Drama Online resource on Databases A-Z (individual Drama Online recordings can also be found via SOLO – restrict your search to Audio Visual). NB some Drama Online content, including all RSC performances, is available on temporary basis only, until 31 May
• Digital Bodleian https://digital.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/ with over 900,000 images of c 16,000 archival and rare books items.
• You can make requests for new ebook purchases via the Faculty library online form on https://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/english/about/library-news/closure 
• The Bodleian ‘Live Chat’ resource has been expanded to be available 7 days a week, 9-7 on weekdays, 10-7 at weekends
• National Theatre. A new play will be available on their YouTube channel every Thursday starting 2 April. https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/nt-at-home
 
History
1. National Emergency Library – temporary free access to 1.5m ebooks with a focus on materials published during the 20th century, the vast majority of which do not have a commercially available ebook
2. British Online Archives – full access until 20 April 2020
3. Bloomsbury Medieval Studies which includes 150 ebooks – until 31st May 2020. [To access remotely, login to SOLO with SSO first, then click on the link in the SOLO record—JW]
4. Tips for locating digital resources & ebooks (this will be kept up to date so do revisit)
5. Gale / Cengage - full access to a vast range of source databases and newspapers until 1st September 2020. They are all relevant for early modern and modern historians and cover a wide range of topics. The entire list of the additional resources and links to access them is at http://blogs.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/history/2020/03/25/gale-primary-sources-access-until-1-sept-2020/.
6. American History – COVID-19 update from the Vere Harmsworth Library: http://blogs.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/vhl/2020/03/25/covid-19-new-primary-resources/ 
7. Free temporary access to Early European Books Collections 5-16 until 31 May 2020. https://search.proquest.com/eeb/index 
8. Institute of Historical Research Open and Free Access Materials for Research 
9. Ancient History – digital resources for undergraduates compiled by Dr Georgy Kantor, St John’s: https://georgykantorblog.wordpress.com/2020/04/07/digital-resources-advice-for-students/ 
 
If you want to get automatic alerts for new blog posts, just sign up to the HFL blog mailing list at http://blogs.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/history/. If you want more information visit https://libguides.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/history/covid19

Law
The Bodleian Libraries now have access to Law Trove https://www.oxfordlawtrove.com/ – but it is limited free access until 31 May and access has been provided for academic purposes only. Please email the Law Library directly with questions and for more information: law.library@bodleian.ox.ac.uk.
https://middletemplelibrary.wordpress.com/2020/03/24/free-resources-to-access-at-home/
Useful page on the Law Faculty website with advice on access Legal databases and journal collections: https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/legal-research-and-mooting-skills-programme/finding-legal-materials
 
Science and Medicine (MPLS and MSD) 
Ebooks: The Bodleian Libraries are continuing to expand their collections of online textbooks with new purchases of individual titles and via temporary access to entire collections. For example:
• There is now access to the LWW Health Library ebook collection (https://lwwhealthlibrary.com) 
• 1,500 new eBooks have been loaded into SOLO, with more added daily
• MPLS and MSD reading lists and “hotlists” of heavily borrowed items have been checked for online availability.  
• The Bodleian are very happy to receive recommendations – please email:
o MPLS suggestions to enquiries.rsl@bodleian.ox.ac.uk
o MSD suggestions to hcl-enquiries@bodleian.ox.ac.uk 
Two medical journal resources that don’t require Single Sign On :
Free Medical Journals
http://www.freemedicaljournals.com/
"The Free Medical Journals Site was created to promote the free availability of full text medical journals on the Internet. We welcome your comments and suggestions".
PubMed Central
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/
"PubMed Central is a free digital repository that archives open access full-text scholarly articles that have been published within the biomedical and life sciences journal literature".

French
There is a trial of the ‘Classiques jaunes’ series from Classiques Garnier until 31 May 2020; a link to the database is on SOLO (http://solo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/permalink/f/89vilt/LGDBaz/32855975) but individual titles don’t appear in SOLO. (Renee Prud’Homme, Worcester 24/4/20)

Spanish and Italian
Ebooks: The Bodleian LIbraries can buy single ebooks via Casalini’s Torrossa site – you can link through the A-Z of databases to get to our content (use filters in the search bar if you want only our purchased content), or you can browse the slightly more user-friendly https://www.torrossa.com/ if you want to just have a look at what’s possible for us to buy. All our purchased titles are also catalogued on SOLO. 
Filmoteca Española 
The Spanish film archive has made classic titles available for viewing at home through its Vimeo page:
https://vimeo.com/user70603283
Directory of Open Access Journals 
https://doaj.org/
 
Philosophy 
New resources of special interest for Philosophy include:  
• Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Philosophers (access until 31 May 2020) 
• Bloomsbury Medieval Studies (individual records on SOLO) 
• Bloomsbury’s Theology & Religion Online (access until 31 May 2020)  
• Oxford Law Trove (access until 31 May 2020) 
• Politics Trove (access until 31 May 2020) 
• Sources Chrétiennes Online 
• Women's Studies Archive (access until 1st September 2020)  
Additionally, our four ebook platforms (Askew &Holt; Dawson; EBSCO; ProQuest), have negotiated improvements to the licence terms for our purchased ebooks so that these should now be available on unlimited concurrent access (a few publisher exceptions remain). This should include longer loans (current for ProQuest ebooks, but the other platforms have still to complete the upgrade).  
New resources are still being made available. The Bodleian is close to opening up a further 10,000 ebooks, selected from our most borrowed books.  Discussions are taking place with Past Masters to expand the range of philosophical primary texts. 
And the Philosophy Faculty Graduate Student Book Fund which launched this week has already helped 4 students obtain desperately wanted readings. 
For the time being, InterLibraryLoan is still operational, for electronic requests only, and charges have been waived for the present. To identify potential ILL books, try the WorldCat catalogue, available through databases A-Z.
 
Theology 
New resources of special interest to Theology researchers include:  
• Bloomsbury Medieval Studies (individual records on SOLO) 
• Bloomsbury Collections over 1000 recent ebooks in Biblical studies, theology and religion (individual records on SOLO)
• Bloomsbury’s Theology & Religion Online (access until 31 May 2020)  
• Sources Chrétiennes Online 
• Women's Studies Archive (access until 1st September 2020)  
Additionally, our four ebook platforms (Askew &Holt; Dawson; EBSCO; ProQuest), have negotiated improvements to the licence terms for our purchased ebooks so that these should now be available on unlimited concurrent access (a few publisher exceptions remain). This should include longer loans (current for ProQuest ebooks, but the other platforms have still to complete the upgrade).  
New resources are still being made available. The Bodleian is close to opening up a further 10,000 ebooks, selected from our most borrowed books.  Discussions are taking place with Past Masters to expand the range of primary texts. 
And the Theology Faculty Graduate Student Book Fund still has some funding for ebook purchases.
For the time being, InterLibraryLoan is still operational, for electronic requests only, and charges have been waived for the present. To identify potential ILL books, try the WorldCat catalogue, available through databases A-Z.
 
Politics 
In addition to politics trove mentioned above:
Online library of liberty (across topics but predominantly political theory, philosophy and history):  https://oll.libertyfund.org/pages/books-and-titles
 
Music 
Performances online. With concert halls being closed, there are lots of online performance archives and livestreams opening up.
• Berlin Philharmoniker. Live recordings through their Digital Concert Hall: https://www.digitalconcerthall.com/en/home
• Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin. Prerecorded performances will be streamed through to April 13th: https://www.dso-berlin.de/de/
• Opera Vision offers filmed operas from a variety of cities, all free. https://operavision.eu/en/library
• The Royal Opera House in London is offering a variety of free content through their website: https://www.roh.org.uk/
• Vienna State Opera. A selection of performances available through their website: https://www.staatsoperlive.com/live
• Wigmore Hall. An archive of concerts and masterclasses, available free. https://wigmore-hall.org.uk/wigmore-hall-live/past-live-streams
• Montreux Jazz Festival. More than 50 performances free with the code FREEMJF1M. https://qello.com/promo
 
Arts and Culture 
There is a remarkable list of arts content at this webpage: https://medium.com/@willjennings80/coronaculture-7d35dc4a9c5d Includes the music links from above, films, galleries, museums, concerts, art shows and more. Strongly recommend looking through to see what your students might enjoy!