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Local History for Continuing Education: Getting started

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

Purpose of this guide

This guide is intended for students studying Local History at Oxford University Department for Continuing Education, although of course others may find it useful.

Use this guide to find out about the print collections for Local History in the Rewley House Continuing Education Library and also about electronic resources such as e-books, e-journals, bibliographic databases etc. You'll also find some tips on searching library resources effectively.

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  How to find things

Search SOLO to find books, e-books, journal articles and journal titles.

Can't find what you are looking for? Please contact the library for assistance.

Who can use the Rewley House Continuing Education Library?

Weekly class students

Students enrolled on a Continuing Education weekly class which includes a written assignment can:

  • register to borrow books from the Continuing Education Library.
  • access electronic resources such as e-books, journal articles and databases from within the university network, for example in the Library or in the resources room at Ewert House. Weekly class students cannot access subscription resources from home, but there are many free online resources available.

Students on award-bearing courses

Students enrolled on an award-bearing Continuing Education course, such as undergraduate and postgraduate certificates and diplomas and Masters degrees, can:

  • register to borrow books from the Continuing Education Library.
  • become a member of other Oxford University libraries such as the Sackler LibraryHistory Faculty Library and the Bodleian.
  • access electronic resources such as e-books, journal articles and databases from any internet connection using your Single Sign On account.

Other members of the University

Staff and students of the University who are not members of the Continuing Education Department may use the Library for reference. Short loans may be made in exceptional circumstances: please ask at the Library desk.

For more information about joining the Library see the Library website.

Libguide specifically for Oxfordshire Local History

There is an additional guide dedicated to Oxfordshire Local History at: http://ox.libguides.com/conted-oxfordshire

Rewley House Continuing Education Library

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The Library

Guide by Katie Hambrook

Contact information

Rewley House Continuing Education Library
Rewley House
1 Wellington Square
Oxford
OX1 2JA

Tel.01865 270454

Email library@conted.ox.ac.uk

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