This guide is intended for students and researchers at the University of Oxford seeking support in British and West European, although others, esp. visiting readers to the Bodleian Old Library, may find it useful.
Use this guide to find out about key course and reference collections for British and West European history which are available on the open-shelves in the Bodleian's Old Library, Radcliffe Camera and Weston Library. Where known, electronic alternatives have been added. The guide is also useful to help understand the classification schemes.
|African open-shelf collections (monographs & sources)||Weston Library|
|Archives, catalogues of||Weston Library|
|Biography, historical||Duke Humfrey's Library|
|Calendars & Rolls|
|Clergy & religious houses, dictionaries of|
|Commonwealth open-shelf collections (monographs & sources)|
|Ecclesiastical & church history sources|
|Hansard (House of Parliament Debates)||
Search SOLO or use online version in House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (1803-2005) or Hansard (House of Parliament Debate) 1988 to present
|Historical Manuscripts Commission (HMR) Reports|
|Indian Institute open-shelf collections|
Duke Humpfrey's Library, esp. R.Top.; History Faculty Library (lending)
|Manuscripts, catalogues of||Weston Library|
|Modern political history (selections of monographs)||Weston Library|
|Oriental open-shelf collections (monographs & sources)||Weston Library|
|Oxford University||Duke Humfrey's Library|
|Printers & printing||Weston Library|
Upper Reading Room; Duke Humfrey's Library, esp. R.1 & R.2
|Sources, early modern||Upper Reading Room|
|Sources, modern||Upper Reading Room|
|Sources, European||Upper Reading Room|
|Victoria County Histories (VCH)||
Duke Humfrey's Library; History Faculty Library (lending)
Check our other guides to history resources in Oxford.
Contact the History Librarian for a one-to-one consultation.
Medieval & Early Modern Sources Online (MEMSO)
State Papers Online I - IV: The Tudors, Stuarts & Commonwealth 1509-1714 (Foreign & Domestic) (SPO)
Eighteenth Century Collections Online
British Library Newspapers, Parts I and II : 1800-1900
The Times Digital Archive (1785-2012)