SOLO help

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SOLO is our library catalogue. Use SOLO to find everything available within the libraries, including books, journals, CD-ROMs, DVDs. You can also access e-journals and e-books if you are in a Bodleian library within Oxford. See the Bodleian guide to SOLO. To access online content from anywhere, take a look at our NHS OpenAthens guide.


Using SOLO

Using SOLO is simple. Open the website and use the search box to enter a title, author, and/or subject. Titles which match your search words will appear in the list. To see where the item is located, click on Find & Request. This shows you which library and where to find it on the shelf.


Your library

You can choose to see only the books and journals that you able to access from your library. Enter your search terms as before but, before you click search, change 'All libraries/collections' to your library. This is especially useful if you use the Horton Library, since you cannot access the University of Oxford e-resource materials from there.  


Document Supply

If none of our libraries have the book you require, you can try to get hold of it through our Document Supply services.


Online Resources Guide

See our guide for further information on eresources, including how to access journal articles and search databases. You can also find information on how to book for our information skills courses on both searching for and appraising the literature and we can prepare a tailor-made course for your team.



Please contact us with any questions you have on accessing or using journals.


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