Finding e-journals

The Bodleian Libraries subscribe to over 46,000 e-journals. If you know which journal you're looking for, you can search by title using either OxLIP+ or SOLO. See the guides OxLIP+ for e-journals and SOLO for e-journals for more details. The "SOLO for e-journals" guide includes a very useful video tutorial.

To browse a list of e-journals available for your subject, use the Find e-journals tab in OxLIP+.

If you want to find relevant articles on your topic, there are various ways to do this depending how thorough you want to be. For a quick search, for example for a Weekly Class essay, you can use the Articles and more tab in SOLO. For a more comprehensive literature search, for example for postgraduate research, you should use a bibliographic database (see Databases).

The Rewley House Library has printed guides on "How to find and use e-journals" and "How to find journal articles on your topic".

Saving and printing articles

You can usually save or print articles from e-journals but bear in mind that copyright restrictions exist. These are generally equivalent to photocopying from a printed journal: you may save or copy one article from one issue. You should always take note of any restrictions displayed for a specific title.

Please note: abuse can result in access to the title being cut for the whole University.

If you are intending to save or print an article, it is best to open it in PDF format. You will see this as an option on the record for the article. Once the PDF is open, you should use the PDF icons for saving and printing rather than your browser menu or icons You will need Adobe Reader on your PC to access PDF documents, this can be downloaded free from the internet.

For instructions on printing in the Library, see Print, Copy and Scan.

Free e-journals

Some journal articles are published "Open Access", which means you do not need a paid subscription to read them. The following sites provide access to free online journals:

Many research publications produced by researchers at University of Oxford are deposited in the Oxford University Research Archive (ORA), where the full text is available to anyone with internet access.
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