Books of interest to History students are shelved in the Lower and Upper Library under the following classification numbers (Dewey Decimal Classification):
|Lower Library (001-941.009)|
|274-299||History of Religion||930||Archaeology and Prehistory|
|320.941||Political History||936.1||Archaeogy and the British|
|330.941||British Economic History||937-939||Ancient History (Greece and Rome)|
|331||Labour History||940||European History|
|338||Industrial History||941.006||Landscape & Agricultural History|
|609||History of Technology||941.0072||Local English History|
Upper Library (941.01-999)
|941-299||British History||942.1||History of the English Countries|
|941.1||Scottish History||943-949||History of European Countries|
|941.5||Irish History||960-969||History of African Countries|
|942.9||Welsh History||980-989||History of South American Countries|
|950-959||History of Asian Countries||990-999||History of Oceania, Australasia & Other Parts of the World|
|970-979||History of North America|
Oversize books are located in the Lower Library (001 – 939) and in the Reading Room (940 – 999) and pamphlets can be found in the Lower Library (001-999). A separate collection of books and pamphlets relating to Local History (Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire) is also available in the Upper Library (001-942.59).
If you would like to request a resource for purchase, please contact email@example.com giving full details of the book and brief details of the course or project you are working on. Alternatively please fill in the book suggestion form.
If you can't get to Oxford to borrow the book, you can request a scan of one chapter to be sent to you. Sign in to SOLO and choose 'Offsite scan' (for items in the closed stack) or LibraryScan (for items in libraries)
Here's a sample of e-books you can find on SOLO.
Many e-books are part of collections. By going to the collection, you can search across all books, or sometimes a subject sub set. Some of the main collections which include History are listed here.