This guide is intended as a quick introduction to some of the key online resources available via SOLO, as well as some freely available web resources.
Why use online resources?
There are three main advantages to using online resources:
Databases can help you locate references to books and journal articles on a particular topic, as well as providing electronic access to literary and non-literary texts. You can print, download or email information retrieved from most of these.
Using a combination of print and online resources will provide you with a much wider range of material than relying on what you can find on the library shelves.
For access to the majority of resources covered in this guide, go to the English section of the subject list on Databases A-Z. You will also find useful resources in the Linguistics, Newspapers, and History sections.
Accessing eresources outside the Oxford network
For information on accessing electronic resources from outside the