The Library holds a collection of guides (catalogued on SOLO) to help you succeed in your postgraduate studies. Topics include: research methods, academic writing, referencing / avoiding plagiarism, time management, managing stress, and more. All are borrowable and can be found on shelves near the issue desk.
The Library currently subscribes to 15 journals and holds back issues of many more. The latest issues of most current subscriptions can be found in the Gulbenkian Reading Room, whilst other issues are kept in the main reading room and bookstacks. Journals are for reference use only.
The Library holds a small collection of archival materials relating to twentieth-century Europe (of particular importance being those of Sir John Wheeler-Bennett). Please contact the Librarian to find out more or arrange a viewing.
SOLO is a search and discovery tool for the majority of the University's vast collection of print and electronic library resources. Records for all books which have been acquired by St Antony's College Library since 1990 may be found here.
See the Bodleian Libraries LibGuides site for instructions on how to search SOLO. To discover how to truly make the most of SOLO and other library resources within the University look out for opportunities to attend the Bodleian's workshops and classes.
Regrettably, records of some of the Library's older items (works on language and literature, pamphlets, and journals acquired before 1990) may be found in card catalogues only. Please don't hesitate to ask staff for help with these!
We try to satisfy requests from all members. However, texts which cover rarely-studied subjects are not prioritised for purchase (see selection criteria below). In some cases, requests may be more appropriately directed to major research, faculty or departmental libraries.
The College Library aims to provide key texts for courses taken by substantial numbers of members. Emphasis is placed on the study of contemporary Europe, including Russia and the former Soviet Union, Africa, China, and South Asia. Collections on the following are especially strong: