A journal is a regular publication (monthly, yearly, etc.) in which you will find academic and research articles. The articles present current research and are critiqued by experts before publication, so you can be confident of their quality. The majority of journals held by the Bodleian Libraries in both physical and electronic formats can be searched via SOLO, as can the individual articles within ejournals.
On this page you will find recommended journals and guidance on how to search for and access print and ejournals.
A regular publication of academic and research articles.
A broad term that refers to items published in a series but the items are separate and standalone. Examples include indexes, yearbooks and some journals.
A regular publication that includes articles, stories and other text. Magazines and newspapers are examples of these.
The published record of a conference.
This means you can read the item in full from beginning to end, not just the abstract or summary.
This refers to the site on which you can find and access the journal.
Ejournals are digital versions of select types of serial publications. Broadly speaking they come in two forms: they are either 'born digital' or are digital reproductions of physical works.
Members of Oxford University can use ejournals the Bodleian Libraries has purchased for free. Search for them on SOLO. They can be read on a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, e-reader or mobile phone; you just need your Oxford Single Sign On to access them. Individually purchased ejournals are all searchable on SOLO, but not all purchased ejournal collections are, so it is important to visit the websites of ejournal collections too. Look at the 'ejournal collections' tab above.
Note, some ejournals have restrictive access and usage terms, for example a journal article that can only be read by one person at a time.
Some books are acquired via 'electronic Legal Deposit'. These must be read on a library desktop computer in one of the Bodleian Libraries. Further information on how to identify and access electronic Legal Deposit items on SOLO is at the link below.
Help with ejournals
The links below are provided for those wishing to learn more about ejournals.
Over 500 linguistics journals are available from the Bodleian Libraries, mainly in the Taylor Institution Library or in the closed stack. Search SOLO for linguistics journals by selecting 'journals' and type in the keyword 'linguistics'. This will show most of the linguistics journals in the Bodleian Libraries.
Help with print journals
For those wishing to learn more about searching for journals in Oxford, we recommend the following guide: