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Oxfordshire History for Continuing Education: Journals

Finding Journals and journal articles

On this page you can find out about:

  • Understanding journal citations/references (box on right)
  • Using SOLO to find journal titles (online and in print) and to find specific journal articles
  • Key journals for Oxfordshire history

If you are interested in searching SOLO for articles on your topic, click on the tab Oxford's online resources 

Using SOLO to find journal titles and articles

You can use SOLO to find journal titles and articles.   Please see our top tips below or for more information see the SOLO Help guide. 

  • When searching for specific journals and articles it is helpful to understand the different parts of the journal citation (see the box opposite for more information)
  • Use the Search Everything or the Oxford Collections search in SOLO to search for journal titles 
  • Use the Articles search in SOLO to search for journal articles (see image below)
  • Omit information such as volume, issue and page numbers from your SOLO search as SOLO will not always understand them.
  • Results will include journals in both digital and physical format. You can limit your results to a specific format using the options under Sort & Filter Results
  • Use e-Journals A-Z to browse the complete list of online journal titles subscribed to by Oxford University
  • To find out about searching for articles by topic click on the tab  'Oxford's online resources'

Key Journals

Understanding journal citations

A citation to a journal article will include several pieces of key information:

  • Author(s) name
  • Year of publication
  • Article title
  • Journal title (this is the name of the journal or publication in which the article appeared.  The journal title often includes the word 'journal' or 'review' (e.g. English Historical ReviewJournal of Ecology) or the word Quarterly or Transactions (e.g. Human Rights Quarterly; Philosophical Transactions).  Others give fewer clues (e.g.  Nature, History Today, The Guardian, Landscapes)
  • Volume, issue  number and pages numbers 

e.g.  Meaden, G. Terence,  2017. Drombeg Stone Circle, Ireland, analyzed with respect to sunrises and lithic shadow-casting for the eight traditional agricultural festival dates and further validated by photography. Journal of Lithic Studies, 4(4), pp. 1-17

You can search SOLO by 

  • author name and/or article title  
  •  journal title
  • See the box opposite for more information