Science and Medicine are exceptionally well served by electronic resources, by University members anywhere within the University network, and outside via the Single Sign On system. For full details of how that works, see the Bodleian Libraries' Remote Access page.


SOLO is our primary search and discovery tool for the Oxford Libraries' vast collections of resources. A simple search box will bring back results from a number of different sources, currently Oxford's union catalogue of printed and electronic books and journals, ORA (Oxford University Research Archive), the Bodleian Library Allegro Chinese and Allegro Japanese catalogues and a title link to the 1,000+ databases on OxLIP+.


The OxLIP+ gateway provides access to a wide range of databases by subject, title or keyword.  Databases are accessed automatically within Oxford University. Members of the university can access these databases remotely by using the University Single Sign On.

Oxford University e-journals

Access to Oxford University's electronic journal subscriptions now included within OxLIP+; choose the 'Find e-journal' tab. E-journals can also be found by using SOLO.

E-books at Oxford University

The Libraries provide access to thousands of online books across many subjects. This guide gives a selection of e-book packages relevant to your subject area.


The Oxford University Research Archive (ORA) contains research publications and other research output produced by members of the University of Oxford. Content includes copies of journal articles, conference papers, theses and other types of research publications. The full text of many of these items is freely available to be used in accordance with copyright and end-user permissions.


Oxford Examination Papers Online (OXAM) provide online access for members of the University to the formal examination papers as PDF files.

Oxford University on iTunes

Oxford University now has over 4000 podcasts in iTunes, which have been downloaded over 20 million times in total.

Alexander Library of Field Ornithology

The Alexander Library is a specialist reference collection offering comprehensive coverage of field ornithology and has holdings from all over the world in many languages. It is temporarily housed on Level 2 of the Radcliffe Science Library.

Sherardian Library of Plant Taxonomy

The Sherardian Library of Plant Taxonomy is based in the Department of Plant Sciences and is managed in association with the Oxford University Herbaria

Oxford Forest Information Service

The Oxford Forest Information Service (OFIS) aims to make the Bodleian Libraries forestry collections available to the widest possible audience.

Suggest an e-resource

If you think that the libraries should subscribe to, or purchase, a specific e-resource please complete the online recommendation form.

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