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Oxfordshire History for Continuing Education: Home

Purpose of this guide

This guide is intended for students and researchers studying Local History in the Department of Continuing Education, although students and researchers from other departments and any field may find it useful.

Who can use which resources?

Short course students

(including WOW, Weekly Class and short online courses)

Students enrolled on a Continuing Education short course which includes a written assignment can:

  • register to borrow books from the Continuing Education Library.
  • access electronic resources such as e-books, journal articles and databases from within the university network, for example in the Library or in the resources room at Ewert House. Weekly class students cannot access subscription e-resources from home, but there are many free online resources available.  (See the tabs below for information about subscription and free resources).

Undergraduate and postgraduate students

(including students enrolled on Certificate, Diploma and Masters courses)

Students enrolled on an undergraduate or postgraduate Continuing Education course can:

  • register to borrow books and films from the Continuing Education Library.
  • become a member of other Libraries within the Bodleian Group of Libraries (for example the Bodleian Old Library). See a full list of Bodleian Libraries.
  • access electronic resources such as e-books, journal articles and databases from any internet connection using your Single Sign On.

Finding books

Oxford has a wide range of books (including ebooks and print books) for the history of Oxfordshire  For more detailed information about finding books visit the books tab on this guide.

Key journals

Below is the key journal for the history of Oxfordshire. See the journal tabs for of this guide for more information about finding journal articles.

Oxford Online Resources

Oxford subscribes to many scholarly databases. They can be used to locate journal articles, books, images, primary sources and more. You can find a key database for Oxfordshire history below.  Take a look at the 'Oxford's online resources' tab of this guide for more information.

Free Online Resources

There are many scholarly resources which are freely available on the web.   A key free web resource is listed below and more are listed on the 'Free Online Resources' tab.


Two key sources for maps are listed below.  More sources are listed on the Maps tab.

Rewley House Continuing Education Library

The Library

Contact info

Rewley House Continuing Education Library
Rewley House
1 Wellington Square

Tel.01865 270454


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Key Libraries

Here are some of the key libraries for the history of Oxfordshire; a full list of libraries is on the Bodleian Libraries website.