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Archaeology for Continuing Education: Finding e-books

A guide to resources for Archaeology

Reference Books

Here are some of the reference books you can find online:


Here's a sample of e-books you can find on SOLO.

Finding and accessing e-books on SOLO

The results of search on SOLO may include e-books. The title will include [electronic resource] , the record will have a green dot labeled 'online access' and 'View Online' will be displayed instead of Find & Request. Click the 'View Online' to access the item. You will need your Single Sign on if you are not connected to the Oxford network.

Some records may have a orange dot labeled 'Online access is restricted to computers in any of the Bodleian Libraries' These are Electronic Legal Deposit books, for more information on this see the Electronic Legal Deposit guide.

If you have entered a search on SOLO, you can choose to see only online items by clicking  'Online Resources' at the top of the results screen if displayed.

Oxford Handbooks Online

Oxford Handbooks Online provide a scholarly overview of a subject. Within the Archaeology section there 31 books which can be searched separately or together. Titles include:

  • Anglo-Saxon Archaeology
  • Archaeological Theory
  • Maritime Archaeology
  • Material Culture Studies
  • Public Archaeology


  Remote access

To access e-books and databases off campus:

Sign on to SOLO, or the Databases A-Z using your Single Sign On. This allows you to access most e-resources as if you were on campus. 

The Single Sign On is available to all students on award bearing courses who hold a full University card

For further information see the Bodleian Libraries remote access guide.

Using e-books

Using Library e-books can be quite confusing as they come from lots of different suppliers. Some can only be viewed on screen whereas others can be downloaded to your PC, laptop, tablet etc for varying lengths of time.  Copyright restrictions apply when printing or saving e-book material. You'll also need to cite them correctly if using them for assignments.

The online guide E-books will explain all this and more!