The Social Science Library (SSL)| supports teaching and research in social sciences. Some 200,000 books and 1,000 current serials are held on open-shelves and can be found by searching the online catalogue SOLO.

The SSL maintains the teaching collections for both the MSc in Migration Studies and the MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies. There is a LibGuide to Migration Studies to help you find the resources you need.

The RSC collections at the Social Science Library form the largest accumulation of materials worldwide relating to forced displacement. The collections comprise over 39,000 bibliographic records, and are both an invaluable and unique archive as well as a vital resource for scholarship and current research for the study of forced migration. Over 3,000 selected items from this collection are also available to download from the Forced Migration Online digital library.

Additional research collections on migration are held at the Tylor Library at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology.

Online resources

Migration Observatory at the University Oxford

The Migration Observatory is a website-based initiative to provide the latest data and authoritative analysis on migrants and migration issues in the UK.

IMI African Migrations Tools

Forced Migration Online

Forced Migration Online (FMO) is an open-access resources on forced migration, including: over 5,600 full-text documents, 100 resource summaries, multimedia resources, an organisation directory and a vibrant community discussion list.

Oxford Network on Migration and Mobility

From Michaelmas 2017, we will expanding these connections via the creation of a network across the University of Oxford to bring researchers of all aspects of migration and mobility together to develop the migration and mobility research agendas, to foster synergies for future collaborative cross- and interdisciplinary projects, and thereby generate a deeper understanding of mobility.  

The new network will organise regular networking events with talks, and publish material that will benefit those working on migration and mobility from across the divisions. We are also planning to participate in the Oxford Migration Studies Society Annual Conference in Hilary 2018.

If you have any comments or ideas, or would like to become a network participant, please do not hesitate to get in touch! Main contact is Lena Rose:

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Forced Migration Online