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Oxfordshire History for Continuing Education: Books

Finding books

On this page you can find out about:

  • Using SOLO to find books in Oxford University Libraries 
  • Browsing the shelves at the Continuing Education Library for books on the history of Oxfordshire
  • Finding books beyond Oxford University Libraries

Using SOLO to find books in Oxford Libraries

You can use SOLO to find e-books and print books in Oxford Libraries.   Please see our top tips below or for more information see the SOLO  or E-Books LibGuides.

Top Tips

  • Sign in to SOLO with your Oxford Single Sign on (SSO) or Library card details. 
  • Use the drop down menu to 'Search everything' or to specify 'online resources' (e.g. e-books) or a specific library
  • Click 'View online' to link to an ebook or digital item
  • For print book click 'Find and request' to see which libraries have the book, whether its available or out on loan, to place a reservation (for a book that is out on loan) and to order items from the 'closed stacks'   
  • Which Libraries can you use?  This depends on which course you are taking.     If you're not sure which Libraries you can use, check the information on the 'Home' tab above.

Screenshot of SOLO options

Browsing Oxfordshire history books in the Continuing Education Library

The Library has a separate Local Collection of material on all subjects relating to Oxfordshire, kept on the ground floor of the Library. The collection also contains some items relating to Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. These items are marked (Local Collection) after the shelfmark on SOLO. Books may be borrowed by readers with borrowing rights at the Library. Local Collection pamphlets and oversized books are shelved within the Local Collection area.

General books on the method of studying local history are on the lower floor of the Library under the following classification numbers (Dewey Decimal Classification):

941.0072 General local history research methods     941.0073    Studying handwriting and manuscripts
941.00721-9    Studying different types of record    941.0074 Latin for Local Historians

Searching for books beyond Oxford University Libraries

Purchase suggestions

If you would like to request a resource for purchase, please contact 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.