Electronic Journals

Many academic journals are now available online in full-text. The printed journal is exactly replicated on the computer screen, and articles can be read online or printed out.

Electronic journals can be browsed in a similar way to their printed equivalents, by looking at the contents pages or individual issues, but they have the added advantage of being instantly searchable by a variety of access points (author, date, title and so on).

How you access journals online depends on whether the e-journal is subscribed to by the Bodleian Libraries, or whether it has been acquired thorough electronic legal deposit.

OU e-Journals

OU e-Journals is an A-Z list of over 28,000 subscription e-journals, available via OxLIP+. Use it to find and connect to journals when you know the title of the journal you wish to use. It is not suitable for keyword or author searching.

It provides straightforward access to all the electronic journals subscribed to by the Bodleian Libraries. Once you have located a journal, finding the issue and article you require is a straightforward process. The way in which you navigate each journal will differ according to its publisher or its host (i.e. the organisation which puts it online, such as JSTOR, Project MUSE or Ingenta).

If you want to search for articles by keyword or author, use Find Database to identify and connect to an index such as the MLA Bibliography. (See ProQuest's MLA International Bibliography Demo for further guidance). 

Off campus access

Find e-journal can be accessed from any networked computer in your college, faculty or library. If you are outside of the Oxford network, you will need to log on via OxLIP+, using your Oxford Single Sign-On login and follow the link to OU e-Journals. Please refer to the Bodleian Libraries' Off campus access webpage for further details.

For further help with accessing electronic journals, see our online guide Finding and connecting to e-resources, or ask a member of staff for assistance.

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