History eJournals

Oxford University subscribes to a wide range of electronic journals. These may not be identical to the titles available in print, nor will the same range of dates necessarily be available in an electronic format. The titles available depend on licensing agreements and the requirements of faculties and departments.

To get access to electronic journals, go to SOLO or Oxford University eJournals.

eJournals as information searching tools

Despite being able to search for articles on the journal providers’ sites, their search engines cannot replace existing high-quality indexing and abstracting tools, such as bibliographical databases, which are used for literature searches.

  • Not every journal exists electronically.
  • No single provider offers access to all published ejournals. Subject coverage varies, is incomplete and the title lists are dependent on agreements between selected publishers and the provider.
  • Date coverage is on the whole incomplete.
  • Oxford does not subscribe to all published ejournals.

It is therefore highly recommended to continue using bibliographical resources, such as Historical Abstracts, for systematic literature searches.

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Personalisation and alerting features

Most providers offer personalisation features. These may include the ability to sign up for Table of Content (ToC) alerts, bookmark your favourite journals, save search profiles and set up alerting profiles.

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Some key British and Western European ejournals available to historians in Oxford:

Please note many more History ejournals are listed in OU eJournals.

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