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FHS Course I - Paper 4: Literature in English 1660-1760: Introduction

This LibGuide has been created for remote working in 2020 and therefore entirely focuses on Online Resources. If you need help finding or using any of the online resources you can email us at If you encounter any technical difficulties please email the Bodleian e-resources team. See the full list of LibGuides here.


This guide is intended as a quick introduction to some of the key online resources available via SOLO and Databases A-Z, as well as some freely available web resources.

Why use online resources?

  • They are available to use wherever you can access the internet
  • They provide powerful search tools enabling fast searching of texts for terms or themes you want to explore
  • They provide effective tools to help with textual analysis.

Databases can help you locate references to books and journal articles on a particular topic, as well as providing electronic access to literary and non-literary texts. You can print, download or email information retrieved from most of these.


Getting started

For access to the majority of resources covered in this guide, go to the English section of the subject list on Databases A-ZYou will also find useful resources in the LinguisticsNewspapers, and History sections.

Accessing eresources outside the Oxford network
For information on accessing electronic resources from outside the
Oxford network using your Oxford Single Sign-On login, consult the Bodleian Guide.