Journals, Databases & Open Access Resources

COVID-19 Update

This a brief update on your access to online journals when you are away from the University.  All of these are available via your University Single-Sign-On username and password (you may sometimes see this described as Shibboleth or UK Access Management Federation).

Online Journals – we have just introduced a new service online journal service called Browzine to help you get access to online journal articles more quickly. Browzine has a standalone website ( and app, integration into SOLO, and a browser plugin, which enables one-click downloads from around the Internet.  

Please let us know if there are any journals to which you need online access and we’ll try and get this set up.

Please remember that our staff are still available to support you with help, advice and training via email, phone and Skype – please email or call 01865 221936.


There are millions of resources, both online and in print, in the Bodleian Libraries’ collections. To check the availability of books and other resources go to the University’s library catalogue, SOLO. You can access our online content from any computer on the University network or by using your Oxford University SSO (Single Sign-On) when not on a University site. Almost all of our online resources are accessible from anywhere with your SSO. If you can’t find what you’re looking for contact us or try our document supply service. A comprehensive help guide for finding electronic resources is available here.


Oxford University provides online access to thousands of health care and medical sciences titles. To find e-journals you can use SOLO or browse via e-Journals A-Z, which allows you to search by title or subject.


For more advanced and systematic searching, Databases A-Z allows you to search for subject databases (e.g., PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science) by title or subject.

Click here for PubMed@Oxford – PubMed with Oxford University full-text links – when on a University network, or sign-in to SOLO and search for PubMed in the main Oxford Collections search box. PubMed allows free access to titles and abstracts in MEDLINE, the world's best-known medicine and clinical science database. MEDLINE covers literature from around the world dating back to 1946, and benefits from a comprehensive controlled vocabulary known as MeSH (Medical Subject Headings.

UpToDate – evidence-based clinical decision support – can also be accessed from SOLO. Find it via search and you’ll be taken to the University of Oxford Single Sign-On screen. Once you’ve signed in you’ll be taken to a webpage to create an account. You can then use your individual username and password to login, both via the web and the UpToDate mobile app.

How do I find open access articles?

Research publications produced by members of the University are available from the Oxford University Research Archive (ORA). For information about ORA, including how to deposit and find articles, see our help guide. For more about open access at Oxford please visit our dedicated website.

To find out how to access the full text of millions of open access articles see our Open Access Articles help guide.

If you can't find what you're looking for

Our document supply service can source articles, chapters, and books that are not directly accessible from our collections.

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