Libraries add Oxford Scholarship Online

Access an online library of over 14,000 outstanding academic books from Oxford University Press.

Oxford Scholarship Online (OSO) is a vast and rapidly-expanding online library, providing access to thousands of books across the world-renowned scholarly list of Oxford University Press (OUP). Spanning subjects across the humanities, social sciences, sciences, medicine, and law, OSO is an essential research resource for student, scholar, and academic alike, no matter what their subject specialty. Launched in 2003 with four subject modules, OSO is now available in the below 20 subject areas:

New books are added to OSO every month, bringing works from up-and-coming academics online, alongside the classic scholarship of established and award-winning names, including Nobel Laureates. Download a full list of available titles.

OSO is part of University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO), a platform formed by OUP in partnership with other leading presses across the globe. With UPSO, users can easily search across tens of thousands of books published by partner presses from across the world, meaning they no longer have to sort through different resources to find the works they need.

For more information, contact collection development and analysis librarian Anne Rauh at aerauh@syr.edu.

JoVE Training Session

On Tuesday, July 31 the Syracuse University Libraries will welcome Dave Price from JoVE, Journal of Visualized Experiments, to discuss integrating JoVE content into your courses.

Dave will cover:

  • What is JoVE?
  • The effectiveness of JOVE in the classroom / labs
  • How to use JoVE (Best Practices).
  • Integration into Blackboard.
  • JoVE Test Assessment Platform.

The session will take place on Tuesday, July 31 from 1 to 2 p.m. in Bird Library, Room 002.

RSVP and let us know that you’ll be attending.

Resource Spotlight: Oxford Handbooks Online

Handbooks are essential resources in the humanities, social sciences, and other academic areas. Oxford Handbooks Online, a new addition to SU Libraries’ collections, offers nearly 900 handbook titles published by Oxford University Press from 2004 to the present.

Each handbook offers a thorough introduction to research topics as well as a critical survey of the current state of scholarship in that field. Coverage spans sixteen disciplines, from music, history, and law to archaeology, political science, and religion. Content is browsable by discipline, title, and chapter, and all chapters are full-text searchable. External links to sources cited in the bibliographies of each chapter are included, facilitating easy access to the full text of other related sources.

Access is for an unlimited number of simultaneous users, so these titles are suitable for use as textbooks as well as for individual research. Each chapter is viewable in HTML or is downloadable as a PDF, and static URLs are available for posting in Blackboard reading lists.

Review:

Fisher, J. (2013). Oxford Handbooks Online. Choice, 50(11), 1980. Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/1400461290?accountid=14214

Additional Spring Experts@Syracuse Training Sessions

The Office of Research and the Libraries invite faculty to two additional training sessions about Experts@Syracuse.

Experts@Syracuse creates, manages, and makes public Syracuse University researcher profiles. It enables search networking and expertise discovery, and reduces administrative burden for researchers, faculty, and staff. Read more at the Experts@Syracuse FAQ page.

Training Sessions:

Wednesday, May 9
9:30-11 a.m.
Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library
RSVP

Monday, May 14
3-4:30 p.m.
Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library
RSVP

Please register for a training session.

Key benefits of Experts@Syracuse:

  • Creates easy to update researcher profiles.
  • Identifies funding opportunities matched to relevant research interests.
  • Provides expertise identification.
  • Fosters wide-spread discovery of each researcher’s distinctive expertise.
  • Quickly identifies sponsored projects.
  • Creates customized CVs and NIH Biosketches at the click of a button.

For more information, or if you need an accommodation, such as closed captioning, in order to fully participate in any of these workshops, please contact experts@syr.edu.

Focus on SU authors in the Humanities

As part of the third annual Books in the Humanities reception, a celebration of Syracuse University faculty, students, and alumni whose books were published in 2017, librarians Michael Pasqualoni and Tasha Cooper have compiled a reading list of those 55 titles: https://researchguides.library.syr.edu/booksinhumanities2018.

Books will also be on display and available for check-out in the New Books area of Bird Library from April 18 through April 26. For more information about the Humanities Center’s reception on April 17, visit http://humcenter.syr.edu/event-items/2018.04.17-booksinhumanities17.html.