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Local History for Continuing Education: Finding books

A guide to finding information on Local History resources in the Rewley House Continuing Education Library

How to find books on SOLO

You can locate books (both print and electronic) held in Oxford University libraries by looking them up on SOLO, Oxford libraries' catalogue,  at http://solo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk.  

You can use the search box on the left to get started, or follow the link above.

Are you looking for a specific book?

Enter the author's surname and a few significant words from the title. Leave out words like 'the', 'an', 'of' etc

Are you only interested in books held by the Rewley House Continuing Education Library?

On the main SOLO search screen, click 'All libraries/Collections' and select 'Continuing Education Library' from the dropdown box.
 

For more information on searching SOLO, see the SOLO Guide.

Local History books in other Oxford University libraries

Students on award-bearing courses - undergraduate and postgraduate certificate and diploma courses and Masters courses - may use other Oxford University libraries.

A full list of Libraries with links to their websites can be found on the Bodleian Libraries website. Libraries with collections which may be of use or interest to Local history students include:

Searching beyond Oxford?

There may be times when you wish to consult library catalogues beyond Oxford University. This may be because:

  • You need to conduct a thorough literature review
  • You wish to know if an item is available in a library nearer to home
  • You would like to know if an item is available in the public library system

The following links may be useful (note that finding an item does not guarantee you access to the library holding it):

Purchase suggestions

If you would like to recommend an item for purchase by the Library, please fill in a Book Suggestion form.

Please note that it may not be possible to purchase all recommendations, depending on availability and cost.