Services for Academics

Reading lists & book recommendations

The Taylor Institution Library has subject specialists for individual languages, linguistics, film studies and women's studies. Subject Consultants are keen to hear from academic staff on all matters relating to the library provision for their subject area.

Reading lists for taught courses should be sent to the relevant Subject Consultant. To recommend that the library purchases a book, journal, film or electronic resource, either use the Bodleian Libraries online form (opens in new window), or contact the relevant Subject Consultant directly.

Research & information skills training

New members of academic staff who would like an introduction to the library and its resources are very welcome to contact their Subject Consultant.

The library's Subject Consultants are also happy to arrange one-to-one sessions with academic staff to help with, for example, complex research enquiries, using online resources, reference management and so on.

WISER (Workshops in Information Skills and Electronic Resources) is the Bodleian Libraries' programme of workhops designed to help you to make effective use of library and other information resources in print and online. WISER runs throughout the year and includes sessions on searching for scholarly materials, keeping up-to-date, reference management and measuring impact. For full details, see the Bodleian Libraries online guide to workshops (opens in new window).

Open Access

From 1 April 2013, funding councils which are part of RCUK require articles published in peer reviewed journals or conference proceedings to be open access. For further information, see the Bodleian Libraries Open Access online guide (opens in new window), the University's Open Access website (opens in new window), or contact your Bodleian Libraries Subject Consultant for subject-specific advice.

ORA (Oxford University Research Archive)

ORA (opens in new window) contains research publications and other research output (including journal articles, conference papers, working papers, theses and reports) produced by members of the University of Oxford. For more information on ORA and how to deposit research output, see the Bodleian Libraries ORA webpages (opens in new window).

Research Data Management

For information on managing research data, and details of Oxford's support for effective data management, please see the Bodleian Libraries Research Data Services webpage (opens in new window), and the University's Research Data Management pages (opens in new window).

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