Finding resources


Service updates
The latest updates and changes to library services.

Search Oxford Libraries Online (SOLO) is provided by the Bodleian Libraries to allow readers to discover the University of Oxford’s world-class library resources.

Databases A-Z (Access to many resources limited to University of Oxford card holders)
List of databases by title, subject, publisher or type. You can also access these via SOLO.

e-Journals A-Z (Access to subscriptions limited to University of Oxford card holders)
List of e-Journals that the University subscribes to. You can also access these via SOLO.

Oxford University Research Archive (ORA)
A digital repository of research publications produced by members of the University. See also ORA Help & Information.

Information about searching for, requesting or acquiring Oxford theses and theses from other Universities in the UK and worldwide.

Legal deposit
Information about the Bodleian Libraries' Legal Deposit collections, including electronic Legal Deposit and the Legal Deposit Web Archive.

e-Books at the University of Oxford
Access to thousands of books online, covering many subjects.

OXAM (Access limited to University of Oxford card holders)
Browse University of Oxford examination papers online, 1999 - present.

Google Scholar with Oxford full text links (Access limited to University of Oxford card holders)
Links to full text of available articles generated automatically for University of Oxford users. (If outside the University's network, use the Library links settings in the menu to choose University of Oxford – Find it @ Oxford)

The Bodleian Libraries' web archive
Access to the websites archived by the Bodleian Libraries in an effort to preserve them for future generations.

Bodleian Blogs
Bodleian Blogs is an aggregated list of blogs kept by library staff in Oxford, providing regularly updated content on a broad range of subjects. Blogs are listed by category, including Libraries & librarians, Special collections & archives, and Research & learning.

Special Collections

Catalogues and finding aids
Access to and guides to the Special Collections catalogues, finding aids and facsimilies for manuscripts, maps, music, special collections and rare books in the Bodleian Library.

CJK Allegro
Original script library catalogues for Oxford's Chinese and Japanese books.

Chinese language e-resources (Access limited to University of Oxford card holders)
A list of e-resources for Chinese studies>

Digitized images from the Bodleian Libraries' special collections.

Other Special Collections digital resources

Polonsky Foundation digitization project
A digitized collection of Hebrew manuscripts, Greek manuscripts, and incunabula (15th-century printed books) from the Bodleian and the Vatican Library

John Johnson Collection
A major collection of printed ephemera.

What's the Score at the Bodleian?
A a gateway to digitised copies from the Bodleian Libraries' collections of piano music intended for the amateur market in mid-Victorian Britain.

Queen Victoria's Journals
Queen Victoria's life through her digitized and transcribed journals.

Electronic Enlightenment (Access limited to University of Oxford card holders)
Letters and lives from the 18th century, based on best editions of primary sources in original languages and never before published documents.

Early Modern Letters Online
A combined finding aid and editorial interface for basic descriptions of early modern correspondence.

Early Manuscripts at Oxford University
Digital facsimiles of early manuscripts.

Medieval Islamic Views of the Cosmos or 'Book of Curiosities'
A digitised Arabic cosmography, with full English translation and an edition of the text.

Bodleian Libraries online exhibitions
Digitized versions of content displayed in Bodleian Libraries online exhibitions.

Reference management tools for University of Oxford members

Personal bibliographic management software.

EndNote/EndNote Web
Personal bibliographic management software available from ISI Web of Knowledge Service for UK Education.

Accessing online catalogues and resources outside of the Oxford network

Off-site access
Information on access conditions and using online catalogues and resources when outside of the University of Oxford network.

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