Search tools

Here are some of the tools for searching physical and electronic resources held by Oxford University libraries

SOLO Solo logo

SOLO (Search Oxford Libraries Online) is the catalogue for the libraries of Oxford University. You can use SOLO to find both print and electronic resources, including books, journals, databases, maps, theses and research papers.

  • Refine your search to show details of materials held here at the Rewley House Continuing Education Library.
  • Search by keyword, author, title, subject and refine results by date, format, topic and library.
  • SOLO also includes links to electronic reference works, e-journals, e-books, databases and full-text digital archives.

OxLIP+ OxLIP+ logo

OxLIP+ is the gateway to all e-resources subscribed to by Oxford University libraries including bibliographic databases, image databases, digital archives and subject-specific websites.

You can find resources by title, or explore by subject

Oxford e-journals

The "Find e-Journal" tab on OxLIP+ enables you to search the University's collections of over 40,000 journal titles. Click on the title to see the list of providers and dates covered.

You can also search for journal titles on SOLO

ORA  ORA logo

ORA (Oxford University Research Archive) contains research publications from the University of Oxford including journal articles and some recent D.Phil theses.

Searching beyond Oxford

Occasionally, you may find not find the resources you are looking for in Oxford's collections. Try one of the following sources to search further afield:

COPAC: the union catalogue of over 70 British and Irish libraries. If you would like to request an interlibrary loan or copy of a document you have found on COPAC, please do so using our interlibrary loan service (charges apply)

WorldCat: a world-wide catalogue created by the international library cooperative organisation OCLC. If you would like to request an interlibrary loan from outside the UK, please visit the Bodleian Libraries Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery web pages for guidance.


For help to use the search tools, please see Guides to using search tools.


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