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Internet Studies: Getting Started

Purpose of this guide

This guide is intended for students and researchers at the University of Oxford seeking support in Internet Studies, although students and researchers from any field may find it useful.
Use this guide to find out about printed and online resources, including ebooks, ejournals, databases, and special collections for Internet Studies.

Internet Studies Collections

Main collections

holds books and journals relating to the internet and other information and communication technologies, as well as to social sciences more generally. It is located on the ground floor of the Oxford Internet Institute, and it is open Monday to Friday (09.00-16.50) during Term and Vacation.

purchases books and other material on social and political aspects of the Internet, along with new research material, contemporary works (including legal deposit), and the core journal collections Internet Studies and related subjects.

has works on social aspects of technology.

If you wish to ask a question or seek more help then please contact the Oxford Internet Institute Library or the Bodleian Social Science Library

New resources


A bibliographic database which can be used to analyse citation and publication metrics to help you measure influence and impact at article, author and category level.
This is a freely available version, for publication search, citation and Altmetric data, and other research analytics. The University does not currently subscribe to Dimensions Plus (for full access including grants, patents, clinical trials and policy documents).


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Oxford Internet Institute

Podcasts of Internet pioneers, scholars and regulators who have spoken at the Oxford Internet Institute, a multidisciplinary research and teaching department, dedicated to the social science of the Internet.
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