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Commonwealth Studies: Books

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HSRC Press

Open access publications for African materials published by the HSRC Press.

Finding books on Commonwealth countries

Books on Commonwealth countries are found in a number of Bodleian Libraries.  The Weston Library holds extensive research collections on the history, politics and current affairs of Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and sub-Saharan Africa.  Reference legal texts are found in the Bodleian Law Library.  The principal lending collections for undergraduates and taught postgraduates are in the Social Science Library and the History Faculty Library.  The former holding social, economic and political development since the 1960s; the latter colonial and post-colonial history of sub-Saharan Africa.

Use SOLO, Oxford Libraries' catalogue, to search for books by author, title or subject.


  Finding chapters in edited books

SOLO, Oxford Libraries' catalogue, also includes some records for individual chapters within edited books.  Many SOLO records for books contain tables of contents in the description field so searching anywhere in the record may also find authors and titles of chapters.
Other places to look for book chapters:

Recommend a book

Recommend a book for the Bodleian Libraries.

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