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History for Continuing Education: Finding books

A guide to resources for History.

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Key resources

Scan and Deliver

Scan and Deliver is the name of a new service offered by the Bodleian Libraries which offers electronic document delivery for items held in closed storage. Instead of requesting these items to a reading room, users can request electronic scans of sections of material (e.g book chapters of journal articles) to be delivered direct to their computer desktop.

The service is available to all the University card holders. Restrictions and charges apply. Further information can be found here.

New books

Monthly lists of new books added to the Rewley House Continuing Education Library can be found on the Library website

Books are listed in subject number order, so scroll down to the 930s to 990s for books on History.

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.

How to find books on SOLO

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 You can locate books (both print and electronic) held in Oxford University libraries by looking them up on SOLO, Oxford libraries' catalogue,  at  

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

Other Oxford University History collections

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

For more information on History collections, see the History LibGuide

The main library collections for History are:

History Collections in the Old Bodleian and Radclife Camera


Oral History


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):