Newspapers are a great way to expand your Catalan vocab and increase your reading speed.
RACO (Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert) is an initiative that has made the full text of hundreds of Catalan journals freely available online. To access these through OxLIP+, go to Find E-journal, click the Other options tab, and under Vendor select RACO Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert. Click GO to see the full list.
When you search for a journal article in SOLO, remember that you must search for the title of the journal, NOT the title of the article. You can then select the 'Find and request' tab to see which issues of the journal are available, and identify the one that your article is in. If Oxford has electronic access to the journal, there will be a direct link from SOLO.
Another way to to find journal articles either using a given reference e.g from your reading list or by doing a subject search is to use a bibliographic database. In Oxford these are accessed through OxLIP+, where you can search for a particular database or browse by subject. Bibliographic databases contain details of thousands of journal articles, book chapters and dissertations. You can often link directly to a full text copy of an article from such a database. Below are some of the most popular options for modern languages.
If you have any difficulty locating journals or specific articles, please ask in the library or email your subject librarian.
If you are interested in finding a particular journal title, or you have a specific article reference, you can search for it directly via SOLO. You can refine your results to show only print or electronic versions.
Alternatively, you can search for online journals directly via our E-journals A-Z listing. Please be aware that online access might only be available for selected years.
In the Taylorian, you can also browse modern languages journals in P.R.R., the reading room for Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American (as well as Linguistics and Italian). P.R.R. is on the second floor, opposite the Enquiry Room. There is also a Basement Periodicals (B.Per) section. All titles are shelved alphabetically.
If you have any difficulty locating a journal, please ask a member of staff. Print journals are for use in the library only, but photocopies may be made within copyright restrictions.
If you're interested in searching for articles on a particular topic, it's best to use a bibliographic database. Take a look at the suggestions below.