Oxford has the largest and finest academic library system in the UK, providing New College students and academics with a rich and unparalleled range of academic e-resources.

The University’s e-resources are available to all current members of New College, Oxford, complementing New College Library’s important physical collections.



Getting Started

You can connect most easily and seamlessly to the University’s e-resources if you start your search in SOLO, especially if you are unused to accessing specialist e-resources in your subject.

  • Over 1,500 databases, listed A-Z.  Home in on your subject in this list, using the subject drop-down provided.
  • Over 28,000 ejournals, listed A-Z.  This lists which ones are available, but do keyword searches in SOLO to discover ejournal articles useful to you.
  • Ebooks findable via SOLO.  Do you want to limit your SOLO search to ebooks and not print copies? Filter your search results in SOLO using the Show only: options on the left: click Online Resources


(The University moved to a new library management system and updated SOLO in August 2023; some links to catalogue records from New College Library webpages will be unavailable for a period of time.)


Top e-Resources across Multiple Subjects

The most important databases across the board — multi-disciplinary, and providing access to an exceptional range of academic content:

British Library Newspapers - more than 160 newspaper titles, with around 5.5 million pages of historic content

Cambridge Core

Dissertations & Theses Global


ECCO: Eighteenth Century Collections Online

Gale Primary Sources



Nexis UK

Oxford Scholarship Online

Periodicals Archive Online

Periodicals Index Online



U.K. Parliamentary Papers

Web of Science

Wiley Online Library



Your Subject at New College

Listed below is an Oxford LibGuide for each subject taught at New College, Oxford — along with two recommendations per subject from your Librarian, for more specialist databases.

You may find the databases in related subjects useful to you as well, because there is often a lot of subject overlap:


Oxford LibGuide for Your Subject Recommended e-Resource Recommended e-Resource
Biochemistry Methods in Enzymology Zoological Record
Biological Sciences BIOSIS Citation Index CAB Abstracts
Biomedical Sciences EMBASE: Excerpta Medica SpringerProtocols 
Business and Management Business Source Complete ABI/INFORM Global
Chemistry SciFinder Reaxys
Classics L’Année philologique Loeb Classical Library
Computer Science ACM Digital Library IEEE Xplore
Economics EconLit IMF eLibrary
Engineering Science SpringerMaterials 1961-2020 Compendex
English Literature Online (LION) EEBO: Early English Books Online
Fine Art Art Full Text ARTstor
History ACLS Humanities E-Book Cambridge Histories Online
Law Westlaw UK LexisLibrary
Mathematics MathSciNet Lecture Notes in Mathematics
Medicine MEDLINE Cochrane Library

Modern Languages:

-  French







MLA International Bibliography Early European Books
Music Oxford Music Online Music Online: Classical Scores Library
Philosophy Philosopher’s Index Past Masters — Humanities Full Text Works
Physics CERN Document Server SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System
Politics Politics Collection State Papers Online
Psychology PsycINFO APA PsycArticles


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