Please note: Electronic Legal Deposit is not the same as commercially available digital material - it is a special collection. All the Legal Deposit Libraries are bound by the same UK legislation that restricts access to this material.
For more information, please see our library guide: https://libguides.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/eld-explained
If you urgently require access to a book, please use our book recommendation form at https://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/finding-resources/recommendations and the Bodleian Libraries will investigate purchasing an ebook or print copy for you.
Use the drop-down menu to the right of the search bar to select a search option - keep scrolling down for more options (see narrowing your search results down to a particular library) 'Search Everything' searches both 'Oxford Collections' and 'Articles'. To refine your results further see 'How do I sort/refine my search results' Vary keywords to get different results.
Once you have submitted a search and retrieved some results, you can browse the hyperlinks in a bibliographic record for author and subject. If a book is a published as part of a series you can click on the link to see other titles in that series.
To browse databases that are relevant to your subject area go to the Databases A-Z list. Select your subject from the dropdown menu and a list of relevant databases will be returned to for you to search.
In the list of resources to the right of the search bar, either start typing the first letters of the library or collection you wish to search or use the scroll bar to navigate through the list. Click on the location to choose it.
You can also refine your search results by library by using the search filter 'Library' on the left as described in the section below.
The three most recent searches with different locations will be remembered by the system for the duration of the session. They will display at the top of the list with a clock icon.
On the left hand side of the results screen, use 'Sort by' to order your search results.
Use the filters to refine your search. Expand the list by clicking on the red arrows. Navigate up and down the filters by using the side bar to the right of the list.
You can also exclude results with a particular value by clicking on the check box to the right of the entry in a facet list.
You can export results from the brief results page (shown below), from a full record display (once you have clicked through to a particular title), or from your 'Favourites'. To export from brief results, click on the three dots and select your chosen option.
To search for a specific article or to browse articles select the 'Articles' search option. Results will return both purchased online content and Electronic Legal Deposit versions. If we only hold a copy in print format you will need to search at journal title level in 'Search Everything' or 'Oxford Collections'.
If scanning is an option for any type of item you will see the 'Scan & Deliver option as below. Click on an item to show your options.
You will then be taken to the Scan & Deliver request form. it is clear on the form how much you can have scanned (not the whole book!) including advice that you can ask for the index or table of contents in addition to your final choice of chapter.as below.
Access to some of the electronic resources that SOLO searches is restricted by the publishers to members of subscribing institutions. In order to prove that you are entitled to see these results, you will need to log in to SOLO with your Single Sign On.
Requesting a physical item to a reading room
What do I do if the book I want is out on loan?
If all copies available to you are out on loan, you are encouraged to place a request. This will ensure that a copy is reserved for you on its return.
Advanced Search has additional options to help make your search more specific. For instance, you can narrow down by title, publisher, year, and resource type (such as journals) amongst others.
The University's collections of ebooks, ejournals, online articles and databases available from our publisher subscriptions.
Full-text access to this item may be available but restrictions may apply. For example content on ORA.
Full-text access is not available, or only under very restricted circumstances. For example, Electronic Legal Deposit content which can only be accessed on Bodleian Libraries PCs.