Here's a sample of e-journals available for English Literature.
If you're looking for a particular journal article, you can search for it using the 'Articles' tab on SOLO. Enter some details of the author and title of the article. This search will find articles available electronically.
If you don't find the article, or you wish to search for printed journals, search for the journal title using the default 'Oxford Collections' tab on SOLO
SOLO will find references to both print and electronic journals. You can access e-journals from the PCs in the Library or any other PC on the University network. If you have a University card, you can access e-journals from any internet connection using your Single Sign On.
You can use the Journal Articles search on SOLO to find articles on your topic - just click the 'Articles' tab and enter your search. You will be able to access many articles online. You can use all the usual SOLO tools for refining your search, sorting results and you can save results to your e-Shelf. For more information, see the SOLO Guide
You can also search for journal articles in Google Scholar and use the 'Find it @ Oxford' link to the to access electronic versions. Scholar is the largest database of scholarly literature and gives you quick, relevant results. However, Google are not transparent about how they rank their results and their policies are driven by advertising revenue, so there may be a bias in which results are displayed first.
For more structured literature searching you should use a bibliographic database. These act as subject indexes to journals and often include conference papers, research reports, book extracts etc. as well. Most databases are linked to Oxford holdings - look for the 'Find it @ Oxford' link.
If you know the title of the database you wish to use (for example one from the list on the left) you can search for it on SOLO. To browse a list of available bibliographic databases, go to Databases A-Z, click on the All Subjects tab, scroll down and select English. Select All DatabaseTypes, chose any of the options and then click Go.
Using a bibliographic databases enables you to conduct a more precise search. You can also check the coverage of the database. Make use of on screen help and links to help text, Tutorials etc to get the best out of a database.
JSTOR is a multi-disciplinary, full text archive of key scholarly journals. It is a very useful resource as you can use it to search for articles on your topic, but remember:
Here are some tips to get the best out of Google Scholar:
To access electronic journals and Databases A-Z off campus:
The Single Sign On is available to all students on award bearing courses who hold a full University card
For further information see the Bodleian Libraries remote access.