A selection of databases of interest to researchers and students in STEM fields is given here. A full list of all the databases provided by the Bodleian Libraries can be found at https://libguides.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/az.php.

Bibliographic databases

Web of Science - over 1 billion references covering peer-reviewed journals, conference procedeedings and books

SCOPUS - bibliographic database focusing on science and medicine

INSPEC - worldwide literature index covering physics, electronics and computing

Medline - the US National Library of Medicine's premier bibliographic database

IEEE Xplore - journals, conferences and standards in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics

WorldCat - global catalogue of holdings in more then 10,000 libraries

Google Scholar

Open Access resources

ORA - Oxford Research Archive

BioMed Central - Open Access peer-reviewed biomedical journals

PubMed Central - free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the US National Library of Medicine

Europe PubMed Central - life sciences journal literature

Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)


ScienceDirect - Elsevier's full-text platform covering journals, books and reference works

Wiley Online Library - over 1000 journals in STEM and professional fields

New Scientist Archive


arXiv - eprints in physical and mathematical sciences from Cornell University Library


British Standards Online - publications from the British Standards Institute


ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: Global full text - the world's most comprehensive collection of theses

ETHOS - online thesis index from the British Library with online ordering


EbscoHost Ebooks - full text books selected by Oxford University librarians

Oxford Reference - reference works from OUP

Oxford Handbooks Online - scholarly research reviews

Oxford Scholarship Online - scholarly e-books from OUP

Handbook of Statistics - a key series of self-contained reference works from Elsevier


Digimap - maps and geospatial data for UK academia


British Standards Online - publications from the British Standards Institute


Archives Hub - archives held at over 300 institutions in the UK


Henry Stewart Talks - online lectures in the biomedical and life sciences


SciCentral - science news sources

Zetoc - the British Library's current awareness service (updated daily)


OpenGrey - full text grey literature (ie not commercially available) from across Europe

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