The Library has current subscriptions to the following key Archaeological journal titles in print format:
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 in the Archaeology sequence of the periodicals section in the Lower Library.
Many e-journals are available for Archaeology. For more information, select the Finding Articles page
The main strength of the collection is British Archaeology although books on Classical Archaeology will also be found
Books of interest to Archaeology students are shelved in the Lower and Upper Library under the following classification numbers (Dewey Decimal Classification):
|930-939||Ancient History to c.499||938||Ancient Greece to 323|
|9301.1||General Archaeology, methodology||940||History|
|932||Ancient Egypt||941||British history|
|936||Europe to c.499||941.006||History of the Landscape|
|937||Italian peninsular to 476|
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).
The following reference books are shelved in the Reading Room, as well as other bibliographies, dictionaries and encyclopaedias:
|British and Irish Archaeological Bibliography||016.9361 BRI (Q/REF)|
|Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology||930.03 DAR (Q/REF)|
|Companion Encyclopaedia of Archaeology||930.1 BAR (Q/REF)|
|Handbook for British and Irish Archaeology||936.1 LAV (Q/REF)|
|Penguin Archaeology Guide||930.1 BAH (Q/REF)|
|Medieval Archaeology: an Encyclopedia||936.106 CRA (Q/REF)|
Dissertations, portfolios and theses written by Continuing Education Archaeology 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, please select the Finding Theses tab