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Computer Science: Home

Purpose of this guide

This guide is intended for students and researchers studying Computer Science at the University of Oxford, although students and researchers from any field may find it useful.

Use this guide to find out about books and online resources for Computer Science, including ebooks, ejournals and bibliographic databases.

The Radcliffe Science Library

The Radcliffe Science Library (RSL) is the main science research library at the university and is part of the Bodleian Libraries at Oxford.

Website:

www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/science

E-mail:

enquiries.rsl@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Telephone:

+44 1865-272800

Computer Science Departmental Library

The Computer Science department (Parks Rd.) also hosts its own special library collection, holding post-graduate level publications on algorithms, formal verification, programming languages, security and software engineering. All its books appear in the SOLO catalogue.

Website: www.cs.ox.ac.uk/internal/library/

Email: library@cs.ox.ac.uk

Tel.: (0)1865 273837  

Radcliffe Science Library temporary closure

The Radcliffe Science Library building is now closed for refurbishment until 2022. The Bodleian Libraries science library services will operate the Vere Harmsworth Library  while work on redeveloping the RSL takes place. More information is available here - https://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/science/rsl-refurbishment

Please find more information about the Science Libraries Services in the VHL here: https://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/science/rsl-at-vhl

Library Resources for Computer Science

This guide will provide you with information about resources available through the Bodleian Libraries to help support learning, teaching, and research in  Computer Science. Each tab is devoted to particular types of resources or tools. Click on one to find out more.

Your subject librarian, Catherine Dockerty, is based at the Radcliffe Science Library. Please contact her for more information regarding:

  • General library services & resources
  • Library inductions and information skills training
  • In-depth research support
  • Individual or group consultations as required on a variety of topics
  • Queries regarding Open Access policies
  • Book and journal recommendations for library purchase

Upcoming Training Sessions for Computer Science students

All graduate induction and Research Skills training sessions for Michaelmas Term 2020 have been arranged with Departments and will be delivered online.

Bodleian iSkills Workshops training provide general sessions for all students and researchers at University of Oxford.

Consultation service for all Computer Science students and research staff
Please contact Catherine at catherine.dockerty@bodleian.ox.ac.uk if you would like to arrange a bespoke session tailored to your needs.  
Session topics include:

  • In-depth literature searching
  • Organising your references
  • Publishing open access
  • Measuring the impact of research
  • Keeping up-to-date with latest publications
  • Knowing more about RSL services such as VR and 3D printing

 

Contact your Computer Science Librarian