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  1. WISER Social Sciences:SOLO (Search Oxford Libraries Online) Judy Reading OULS User Education Co-ordinator Gillian PritchardReader Services Librarian, Social Science Library

  2. SOLO (Search Oxford Libraries Online) SOLO is a new search tool for our collections. It encompasses: OLIS catalogue, ORA (Oxford Research Archive), OU E-Journals and OxLIP+ (interface to electronic databases). This session will show you how to find books and journals and search across collections.

  3. Key resources and services • SOLO: Search Oxford Libraries Online http://solo.ouls.ox.ac.uk • OLIS Oxford University’s union catalogue • www.lib.ox.ac.uk/olis • Other electronic resources, including access to databases http://oxlip-plus.ouls.ox.ac.uk • E-journals catalogue http://ejournals.ouls.ox.ac.uk

  4. SOLO (Search Oxford Libraries Online) http://solo.ouls.ox.ac.uk • A new search and discovery tool for the Oxford Libraries’ vast collection of resources • Offers a simple powerful search across OLIS (Oxford’s union catalogue) and ORA (Oxford Research Archive) with the potential for the inclusion of more special collections in the future • Includes e-books, e-journals and databases alongside print material in results • The Articles and databases sampler allows you to get a quick list of useful articles for your subject

  5. http://solo.ouls.ox.ac.uk

  6. http://solo.ouls.ox.ac.uk Context-specific help available The menu offers New search (can also use Clear search) as well as navigation to native interfaces and the OULS webpage

  7. Sign in to SOLO to add items to an e-Shelf, set alerts, access subscription resources, tag and review items

  8. The default search will combine any words entered with And ie all words need to be in the record for it to be retrieved

  9. To do a search for a specific book try the first few (or significant) words in the title and the author’s surname.

  10. "Get It” takes you through to OLIS holdings as well as showing you a link “Additional services” which include full-text if available eg for e-journals.

  11. Automated Stack Requests have to be placed in OLIS not SOLO “Patron Functions” (such as renewing or reserving books) is only available in OLIS and you will need to login using your University card number and OLIS password not Oxford SSO

  12. More about search options…

  13. You can restrict your search to Books, Articles, Journals, Images or Audio-visual material You can choose to look for words in the title, as a author/creator, a subject or in user generated tags Change to “with my exact phrase” to combine words in your results eg “development economics” not development and economics

  14. You can choose to look for your search term in a specific library, in OULS or limit to Online resources. Online resources are included in the results for specific libraries. IMPORTANT: you need to clear the search to remove these limits.

  15. Choose Advanced search to combine searches and for more options

  16. SOLO offers spell check

  17. Results display You can choose to sort your results by relevance, date or popularity.

  18. Results display An icon tells you at a glance what kind of record you have eg Book, Journal, Database

  19. Results display Click on View details to see the full record for a reference from the results list

  20. Results display The Details display gives you options such as (if available) Table of contents, Abstracts and “Snippets”

  21. Results display Results are grouped in SOLO so thatrecords with similar bibliographic records are pulled together. It is worth clicking through to see all versions.

  22. Results display Limit your results by topic, library, creation date, creator or resource type

  23. Results display Scroll to the bottom of the results page to see what to do if your search hasn’t worked and suggestions for further searches

  24. Results display If you choose to Add to e-Shelf you can email the reference, save it or push it to a reference management system such as Refworks. Sign in to save your selections

  25. Click on Sign in and then choose University of Oxford and when prompted enter your University of Oxford Single Sign-On (SSO) user name and password. For more information on SSO see: www.ouls.ox.ac.uk/sers/resources/ssoathens Click on Guest e-Shelf or e-Shelf [if logged in] to see your selections.

  26. View of e-Shelf - Guest

  27. If you login to SOLO you will see this option at the top of your results list.

  28. You will need to name your query and decide whether you want to set up an alert as well as save the search.

  29. Having saved a query it will be in your e-Shelf

  30. Searching for e-resources SOLO includes the titles and descriptions of e-resources like ASSIA

  31. Searching for e-books SOLO includes records for some e-books eg The New Institutional Politics. Try searching for Institutional Politics and restricting to Online Resources

  32. Searching for theses To find Oxford theses in print try including “thesis” and the Department name in your search To find Oxford theses in print try including “thesis” and the Department name in your search

  33. Articles and databases sampler SOLO also offers the option to search across selected databases using: Articles and databases sampler

  34. Articles and databases sampler This link allows you to see which five databases have been selected by subject librarians for the sampler for their subject.

  35. Articles and databases sampler

  36. Sampler searching.. • Can be used to quickly retrieve quality information resources using a simple search box across a range of resources • Over 200 of our 800 databases are cross-searchable (ie nearly 600 are not and cannot be included in these sets). • To see the full list of databases go to OxLIP+. • Key databases for particular subjects may be excluded. • Cross-searching is slow because it is going out to native interfaces. • E-journal packages eg JSTOR or Science Direct are not included in sets because they are too slow to search (because they are so big).

  37. Articles and databases sampler This search won’t work unless you select a subject collection

  38. Articles and databases sampler You can choose to see the results before the search is complete

  39. Articles and databases sampler: Results display Results look similar to searching OLIS & other collections but here we are looking at articles and other resources indexed in databases such as the Social Science Citation Index

  40. Break and hands-on exercises

  41. OLIS: The Oxford Libraries Information Systems • Use to renew your books or order a stack request • Go direct or link through from SOLO • Offers access to catalogue indexes, cross-references and full notes www.lib.ox.ac.uk/olis Guides can be downloaded from:www.lib.ox.ac.uk/olis/documentation

  42. OLIS: Library catalogue • OLIS (Oxford Libraries Information System) provides an index to Oxford University Library collections. • Not all College libraries use OLIS and College collections are not open to all University members. Ask for reference access if they have the only copy. Nuffield College has Social Science collection which is open to other graduates. • Some collections are not included in OLIS eg Chinese language materials, manuscripts and older material not yet catalogued.

  43. OLIS catalogue http://www.lib.ox.ac.uk/olis

  44. Browse Searching A browse search displays an alphabetical list of the headings in the selected index (title, author, subject etc.) that are closest to the word(s)/characters you enter. The closest match will appear emboldened. Use when you know the exact title/author or where the first words of the search are known.

  45. Keyword Searching Use the keywords search to search for items that contain the word(s) you enter wherever they appear in the selected field (title, subject, author, etc). Use when you are unsure of the exact details.

  46. OLIS v SOLO • OLIS is the union catalogue comprising books and other items in OLIS library collections SOLO is a resource discovery tool. You can search across OLIS and e-books, e-journal titles, database titles and ORA • OLIS allows keyword and browse searching SOLO only allows keyword searching

  47. OLIS v SOLO • OLIS offers more indexes than SOLO. Allows more detailed searching and cross-referencing • OLIS has subject headings. • SOLO has facets and many more links • Use OLIS to view borrowing transactions, renew • books, place reservations and stack requests • Use SOLO for personalised search alerts, • downloading records into bibliographic • management packages

  48. Searching for a specific book in OLIS • Usually the title search is the simplest option (NB omit initial article e.g. the, a, der, le) • You can also browse search on author (enter surname, first name) • or combine author and title in a keyword search