Research databases are enabled on different search interfaces. Most of them support the following functions:
Advanced Search screen provides options for combining your keywords
Combine keywords using appropriate Boolean Operators (drop down menu)
Use truncation at the end of your term (*) to include longer phrases
Refine results - subject area, controlled vocabulary, publication year ...
Select/Mark relevant references and display selected results.
Save, E-mail or Export selected references.
Bibliographic databases can be used to locate journal articles, conference proceedings, books and patents on a particular subject or by a particular author.
If you are on campus you can access most databases & e-journals directly. For off-campus access start at SOLO and log in with your Oxford Single Sign-On.
Archives, subject repositories, e-print servers and institutional repositories are additional sources of full-text articles and other publications.
ArXiv.com Open access repository at University of Cornell contains about 1 million e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics
CERN Articles & Preprints - the collection contains about 400,000 documents, out of which about 50% can be accessed electronically.
The Mathematical Institute E-prints Archive University of Oxford
Europe PubMedCentral, PubMed Central, UK PMC are full text article resources for biomedical and life sciences.