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Creative Writing: Home

A guide to library resources for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Creative Writing

Purpose of this guide

This guide is intended for students on Certificate, Diploma and Degree courses studying Creative Writing, although students and researchers from  other fields may find it useful.

Finding books

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

Key journals

You can search for individual journal articles in SOLO by searching for the author and/or article title and/or subject keywords. 

In addition,  you can search for a particular journal or newspaper (e.g. Nature, English Historical Review, The Guardian) by entering the title in  SOLO or via e-Journals A-Z.

Below are a few key  journals for Creative Writing. See the journals tab of this guide for more information.

Key databases

Oxford subscribes to many scholarly databases. They can be used to locate journal articles, conference proceedings, books, patents, images, data and more. You can find some of the key databases for Creative Writing below.  Take a look at the 'Databases' tab of this guide for more information.

Free Online Resources

There are many scholarly resources which are freely available on the web.   Key free web resources are listed below and on the 'Free Online Resources" 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 Creative Writing. A full list of libraries is on the Bodleian Libraries website: