The Library has the following titles in print format which regularly include articles relevant to Local History:
Occasional material may be found in other titles. All our journals are catalogued on SOLO. You can also view a complete list in the Library or on our website
Journals are all for use in the Library only. Current issues are displayed on the periodical stand in the Reading Room while back issues may be found downstairs in the subject area indicated above. Many e-journals are also available. For more information, select the Finding Articles page
Books of interest to Local History students are shelved in the Lower and Upper Library under the following classification numbers (Dewey Decimal Classification):
|LOCAL HISTORY||GENERAL HISTORY||AND RELATED SUBJECTS|
|941-941.085||English (and general British) history|
|941.0061-941.0062||Rural and village history|
|941.0072-941.0078||Local history research, use of records etc||712.6||
Maps for historical research
|728.80941-728.80942||British country houses|
Latin for local historians
Oversize books are located in the Lower Library (001 – 939) and in the Reading Room (940 – 999) and pamphlets can be found in the Lower Library (001-999). A separate collection of books and pamphlets relating to Local History (Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire) is also available in the Upper Library (001-942.59).
Dissertations, portfolios and theses written by Continuing Education Local History students are available for consultation in the Library. Recent years are shelved under the stairs in the Lower Library, ask staff for older titles. A list of titles held is available in the Library.
For more information on searching for theses in general, try the following: http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/finding-resources/theses
Many theses from other UK universities are available to be downloaded free of charge from the British Library's EThOS service: http://ethos.bl.uk/Home.do