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English at Oxford: How-To Guides

How to Find eBooks on SOLO

To find ebooks by or about a particular author or topic on SOLO (and excluding electronic articles, book reviews etc.), limit your search to ‘Oxford Collections’ (instead of ‘Search Everything’), and once you’ve done your search, use the filters in the left-hand column to show only Online Resources.

To access ebooks just search for a title in SOLO and click on 'Online access' to read online, or download chapters. Remember to sign in using your SSO first!


You may find items with a notice stating Electronic Legal Deposit item - currently unavailable due to closure of the Bodleian Libraries

These items are received through Legal Deposit legislation, which entitles the Bodleian Libraries to receive a copy of every item published in the UK & Ireland.  The Legal Deposit Act 2003 imposes restrictions on these items.  If you urgently require access to a book please use our book recommendation form and the Bodleian will investigate purchasing an e-book for you.

Finding Books in the EFL

The EFL is in the process of re-classifying the whole collection into one classification scheme (the LCC scheme).
You can get some assistance on how to use the LCC scheme to find books by visiting our guide: