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Foreign Office Files for the Middle East, 1971-1981 trial

Foreign Office Files for the Middle East, 1971-1981 is a collection of various documents such as diplomatic correspondence, minutes, reports, political summaries and personality profiles from the Middle East during this crucial decade. Adam Matthews (who produced Confidential Print Middle East 1839-1969) has digitised and made these archival documents available online and fully searchable.

10th February 2016

NK News free trial

We have access to NK News on a free trial basis from Monday 8 February until Monday 7 March 2016.

8th February 2016

Exam term admissions policy for visitors and external members.

Please note that we will be restricting access to some users from Monday 25th April to Tuesday 31st May due to high demand for study spaces by SOAS students during deadline and exam times.

See the exam term admission policy for further details.

2nd February 2016

Auto Log off of​ Student PCs Left Idle​ - ​from 1st March 2016
Effective 1 March 2016, student PCs left unattended or idle will automatically ​log off after 30 minutes.​  Students have requested this policy due to increasing demand for PCs and study spaces, especially during the busy exam periods.

11th January 2016

Unlocking India’s printed heritage: SOAS Library feeds into British Library digitisation project

SOAS Library is part of an international partnership that will digitise and give free online access to one of the world’s most important collections of South-Asian language printed books.

13th November 2015

Elgaronline free trial

We have a free trial trial of Elgaronline this month (November).

9th November 2015

Accessing Your Library Account - Simplified

Accessing your Library account via the Library Catalogue has been simplified.  You can now login into your account using your SOAS id and password. 

23rd October 2015

EBSCO Discovery replaces Primo Central

Primo Central is being replaced this autumn by EBSCO Discovery service, as SOAS' resource discovery tool.

17th September 2015

Admissions policy for visitors and external members - 21st September to 3rd October 2015

To ensure that the enrolment of new SOAS students and processing of news staff cards, we will be restricting access to some users between Monday 21st September to Saturday 3rd October 2015.

14th September 2015

Library catalogue upgrade: new features!

Library catalogue upgrade: new features!

6th November 2014