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SOLO is the library catalogue for the major collections of the libraries of the University of Oxford. Most libraries in the University use SOLO, especially for more recent material.
Use SOLO to search for:
- Printed materials in Oxford libraries.
- E-books and E-journals
- Electronic resources such as bibliographic databases by name
- ORA (Oxford University Research Archive) - journal articles, conference papers etc created by Oxford researchers
- Materials from the Bodleian Library Allegro Chinese and Allegro Japanese catalogues
- Refugee Studies materials, mainly pre-2004 "grey" literature
The SOLO screen also has a link to OxLIP+, Oxford's gateway to electronic resources. OxLIP+ enables you to browse resources by subject
How can I found out more about SOLO?
- Click Help on the SOLO search screen to view a full guide to SOLO.
- Ask library staff for help. If you are not in a library, you can use the SOLO live help facility on the main SOLO screen during normal working hours
- Attend a SOLO workshop
Other Oxford catalogues
There are also some separate catalogues for specialist material not included on SOLO. These include the Online Catalogues of Western Manuscripts. In some libraries you may need to use card catalogues to find older materials.
Other Library catalogues
Many library catalogues worldwide are available on the internet. The following may be of interest:
|Key University, Research and National libraries of UK and Ireland||COPAC|
|British Library:||Explore, the British Library catalogue|
|London Libraries:||M25 Consortium|
|Public Libraries:||UK Public Libraries Page|
|European National Libraries:||European Library Page|
Many other catalogues, either of individual collections or union catalogues, are listed on OxLIP+. You can either search by name, or click on the 'other options' tab and select 'Library catalogues' from the drop-down list labelled 'Type'.