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Brasenose College Library: Finding a book

Subjects: College Libraries

Finding a book

SOLO is the mechanism for searching the Oxford libraries' catalogue

You will need to sign in with your Oxford Single Sign-on (SSO) in order to obtain full search results when using SOLO. The section "My Account" is where you can renew books and manage your University library account.  You can limit your search to “Brasenose only” if you so wish but you are probably more likely to carry out a search across all libraries. Your search results will provide you with a shelfmark; with various different classification and shelfmark systems in use across the many Oxford libraries these can look a little unfamiliar at first.

Remember that  you can always ask if you are unsure about how to search and locate items or are baffled  by reading list references.

Staff are happy to help.


Searching and Finding items in SOLO - Options and Tabs

SOLO has three different search tabs:

  • Oxford collections searches Oxford Libraries' collections including both electronic and printed books, journals, databases, maps, conference proceedings, music scores, official and government papers and other items held in Oxford Libraries or to which Oxford has online access.    It is the best tab to choose is you want to find items that are available in Oxford in print and online. 
  • Articles & More searches a large selection of electronic journal articles but does not cover all journals held by Oxford University. It offers a quick and easy search for journal articles. However, it is not comprehensive.
  • Search everything searches both Oxford Collections and Articles & More.

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