This guide is intended for students studying English Language and Literature at the University of Oxford, although any students working in this field may find it useful.
Use this guide to find out about books and online resources for the History of the English Language to c.1800, including ebooks, ejournals and bibliographic databases.
This guide is intended as a quick introduction to some of the key online resources available via SOLO and Databases A-Z, as well as some freely available web resources.
Why use online resources?
Databases can help you locate references to books and journal articles on a particular topic, as well as providing electronic access to literary and non-literary texts. You can print, download or email information retrieved from most of these.
For access to the majority of resources covered in this guide, go to the English section of the subject list on Databases A-Z. You will also find useful resources in the Linguistics, Newspapers, and History sections.
Accessing eresources outside the Oxford network
For information on accessing electronic resources from outside the