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Local History for Continuing Education: Finding e-books

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

E-books on SOLO

Here's a sample of the 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] and 'View Online' will be displayed instead of Locations. Click the 'View Online' to access the item. All students can access electronic resources from PCs in the Library or elsewhere in the department, but you will need your Single Sign on if you are not connected to the Oxford network.

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.

To search specifically for e-books:

  • Enter your search terms in the SOLO search box
  • Select 'Books' from the 'All items' dropdown box
  • Select 'Online Resources' fom the 'All libraries/Collections' drop down box
  • 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.


Free E-books

Many e-books are freely available. These are generally older titles that are out of copyright.

  Remote access

To access e-books off campus:

Sign on to SOLO 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.