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SOLO - Search Oxford Libraries Online: Searching and ordering

Searching and ordering

 

How do I narrow search results to a particular library collection?

How do I sort/refine my results?

How do I search by journal title?

How do I search for an article?

Why can't I access all of the results?

How do I save a search and set up updates for new articles?

How do I order items from closed stacks?

How do I reserve an item that is on loan to someone else?

How do I use advanced search?

What do the coloured circles/traffic lights, signify?

 

 How do I narrow search results to a particular library collection?

In the list of resources to the right 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. 

 

You can also refine your search returns by library by using the search filter 'Library' on the left as described in the section below. 

How do I sort/refine my results?

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • On the left hand side of the screen use 'Sort by'  to order your search returns.
  • 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.

tick to the right of a resource type/s to exclude from results

 

 

 

 

 

How do I search by journal title? 

  • Search by journal title in 'Search Everything or 'All libraries/collections.'

  • You may see up to three versions of the same journal. The print version, the online access version, always shown with a green circle

            and the electronic Legal Deposit version, always shown with an amber coloured circle. 


 

How do I search for an article?

To search for a specific article or to browse articles select the 'Article' 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 'All libraries/collections'.

Why can't I access all of the results?

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.

How do I save a search and set up updates for new articles?

  • Sign into your account. Then enter your search term and search in 'Articles'.

  • From 'Sort & Filter Results' on the left, chose 'Articles', your chosen search terms and if wanted include results without full-text access. Now click on the green 'Apply filters' button.

  • At the top of the page you can see the active filters you have chosen. Click on 'Save query'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • There are two ways to set up a notification. Once you have clicked 'save query' a yellow banner will appear at the top of the screen. This will allow you to set up email notifications to a chosen email. 

  • You can also set up a notification via your search history. From here you can chose to be notified by RSS feed if preferred. 

  • Select 'Saved searches'. From the icons on the right you can choose to have a RSS feed or get monthly alerts via email. Please note if you change your search terms you will need to set up a new saved search. You can delete notifications by clicking on the pin on the right. 


 

 

 

 

 How do I order items from closed stacks?

You will need to sign in to your account to consult an item held in the closed stacks. You will need to place a hold in SOLO. When placing a hold you will see a list of delivery/pickup locations that you can choose from. Note: some items can not be delivered to all libraries. The time it takes for an item to be delivered depends on what day and time you place the request, more information here.

  • From the results list page: 

  • Hold

  • Send request

 

How do I Reserve an item that is on loan to someone else

You can place a hold request on an item which is out on loan. To do so, follow the procedure for ordering an item from closed stacks.  

How do I use advanced search?

To see your search results scroll down the page. Please note, on a small screen to see your search results scroll down the page.

 

What do the coloured circles/traffic lights, signify?

  The University's collections of e-books, e-journals, articles online and databases available from our publisher subscriptions.  

 Full-text access to this item may be available but restrictions may apply. For example, Electronic Legal Deposit content.

 

  Full-text access is not available.