This guide is intended for students and researchers at the University of Oxford seeking support in British and West European early modern history, although students and researchers from any field may find it useful.
Use this guide to find out about printed and online resources (including ebooks, ejournals, databases), reference works (incl. biographical dictionaries) and special collections for this historical period.
Use SOLO to search for books and journals held in Oxford libraries.
Use author and/or title searches to find books. If you are looking for books on a topic, type in useful subject terms.
Western European journals
While you can search for journal articles in SOLO, if you are searching by subject it is actually best to use special databases.This is particularly true if you don't have any or only complete references to articles or journals. The recommended databases are:
Reviews are typically...
Current members of the University of Oxford have remote access to large numbers of eresources:
For further information see the Bodleian Libraries remote access guide.
Almunnus of the University of Oxford
If you are an alumnus, you can get remote access to a limited number of eresources.
Bodleian Library card holders
Bodleian Reader card holders can only access our digital resources from a library computer or a device connected to our ‘Bodleian-Libraries’ Wi-Fi network, not from offsite.