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Open Access news

MPLS Publisher Deals

The Bodleian Libraries on behalf of the University have signed up to a number of Transformative (‘Read and Publish’) Open Access agreements with publishers. These institutional deals give researchers at the University of Oxford a range of benefits and discounts on Article Processing Charges (APCs). Publishers we now have deals with include the American Chemical Society (ACS), the American Institute of Physics (AIP), Elsevier, the Geological Society, Institute of Physics Publishing (IoP), OUP, the Royal Society, the Royal Society of Chemistry, Springer and Wiley.

Read more about the publisher deals

Library services

Opening hours

From Saturday 23 April, the Radcliffe Science Library and Vere Harmsworth Library will be open:

  • Monday – Friday: 9am – 10pm
  • Saturday: 10am – 4pm
  • Sunday: 11am – 5pm

RSL Redevelopment Project

Read an update on the progress of the redevelopment of the RSL building. This blog post will be updated with future developments and includes images of the work as it progresses.


iSkills for Undergraduate Science

We are offering free training sessions in Trinity term to help students develop the information skills to succeed with research and referencing. Sessions of interest to MPLS students are:

            Wednesday 11 May 2022 @ 5pm

            Social Sciences Library Information Skills Training Room

            Thursday 12 May 2022 @ 5pm

            Social Sciences Library Information Skills Training Room

  • Successful Searching for your Assignments (MPLS)

            Monday 16 May 2022 @ 5pm

            Online via Microsoft Teams            

            Thursday 19 May 2022 @ 5pm

            Social Sciences Library Information Skills Training Room

Immerse Expo: Immersive Research and the Metaverse

Jesus College, 20 May 2022, 12.30-6pm

The Immers-eXpo: Immersive Research and the Metaverse showcases developments in mixed reality technology in academia and industryand is organised by the Oxford X-Reality Hub. Details of the Immers-eXpo event and how to book.

Online resources

Data Citation Index

The Data Citation Index allows researchers to search for and access research data sets and data studies from a wide range of international data repositories in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Data sets underpinning published research are linked with related journal articles, books, and conference proceedings. Records in the Data Citation Index link directly to data repositories for easy access to the deposited data sets. Citation counts for data sets are provided along with a suggested format for citing each data set in subsequent publications based on best-practice guidelines from DataCite.