Social Sciences Resources

1. Oxford Links


Roman Provincial Coinage Online - This database is based on the ten most important and accessible collections in the world, and on all published material. It comprises one of the largest collections of images and related inscriptions from the ancient world which is searchable by iconography, place, and time.


Pacific Pathways - This page provides access to a selection of electronic 'paths' through and beyond the Forster Collection web site. In 2003 a series of paths were commissioned from Pacific artists, anthropologists, art historians, and museum curators.


Vindolanda Tablets Online - This online edition of the Vindolanda writing tablets, excavated from the Roman fort at Vindolanda in northern England.


Oxford Internet Surveys (OxIS) - Oxford Internet Surveys was launched in 2003 by the Oxford Internet Institute. OxIS collaborates with the World Internet Project (WIP), an international project that "studies the social, economic and political implications of the Internet". OxIS aims to provide information "about Internet access, use and attitudes. Some of the areas covered include: digital and social inclusion and exclusion; regulation and governance of the Internet; privacy, trust and risk concerns; social networking and entertainment; and online education".


Oxford Scholarship Online - Oxford Scholarship Online is a subscription based service originally launched by the Oxford University Press (OUP) in 2003. The service makes available online a selection OUP books. All users can view book and chapter abstracts freely, while subscribers will be able to view full-text.


Oxford African American Studies Center - This is a subscription service offered by Oxford University Press. Subscribers may access biographies, reference works, primary source documents, encyclopaedias, teacher guides and selected academic articles covering all aspects of the history and culture of African Americans from 1600 to the present day. Other features are timelines of events, photographic images and directories of selected Internet sites.


OxLIP Resources - Library catalogue.


Intute: Social Sciences - The best websites for study and research.


Oxford Text Archive - The Oxford Text Archive develops, collects, catalogues and preserves electronic literary and linguistic resources.

1.10. Podcasts

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School of Geography and the Environment Podcasts - These online audio resources consist of lectures, seminars and interviews from the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford.

Forced Migration Online Discussions - Discussions between experts on forced migration issues, interviews with refugees and other displaced people and lectures at the Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford Department of International Development.

Podcasts from The Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics - Podcasts of events and lectures taking place at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics.

Entrepreneurship - The Oxford Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is the focal point for entrepreneurship research, teaching and networking at Oxford University.

Oxford Internet Institute - Lectures and seminars from the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), University of Oxford. The OII is a leading world centre for multidisciplinary research and teaching on the social factors that are shaping the Internet, and their implications for society. Areas covered by our podcasts include: social networking, Internet regulation, safety and security online, e-government and democracy, civil society, open access, identity, e-learning, citizen journalism and new media, and the future of the Internet itself.

School of Archaeology Interviews - Archaeology is primarily a visual, social and cultural subject; in these interviews archaeologists discuss their lives in archaeology and their particular fields of interest. The interviews convey the excitement felt by teaching staff and students from the School of Archaeology at the University of Oxford as they reflect upon the multifaceted nature of the study of archaeology today.

Building a Business - A lecture series of basic business skills, Building a Business covers good business practice with a focus on science entrepreneurship. It is designed around technological enterprise but most course material is relevant to general business practice.

Foundation for Law, Justice and Society - Video podcasts from the Foundation for Law, Justice and Society, an independent institution affiliated with the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford.

Centre for Socio-Legal Studies - Podcasts from the Centre of Socio-Legal Studies

Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict - Event podcasts - Podcasts of seminars and events held at the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict, University of Oxford.

James Martin 21st Century School: Interviews and Commentaries6- - Interviews and Commentaries from the James Martin 21st Century School, including Institute overviews and director interviews.

Environmental Change Institute Podcasts from Oxford University - These online audio resources consist of lectures, seminars and interviews from the Environmental Change Institute at Oxford University. Topics include: climate change, energy, tropical forestry, environmental governance and general topics related to environmental change.

2. National Links

2.2. HEA Subject Centre Blogs










Written by IT Services. Latest revision 5 September 2014