Books of interest to Local History students are shelved in the Lower and Upper Library under the following classification numbers (Dewey Decimal Classification):
|941.006||Landscape history||270-279||History of religion|
|941.0061-62||Rural and village history||304-307||Social history|
|941.0063||Urban history||331||History of work|
|941.0064||Place-names and field-names||338.10941||Agricultural history|
|941.0072||Local history research||360-364||Health, poor law, crime|
|941.00721-729||Sources for local history||728.808941-42||British country houses|
|942||Local histories||936||British archaeology|
Oversize books are located in the Lower Library (001 – 936.283) and in the Reading Room (936.284 – 999) and pamphlets can be found in the Lower Library (001-999). A separate collection of books and pamphlets relating to Oxfordshire local history is also available in the Upper Library (001-942.59); this includes material on Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.
If you would like to request a resource for purchase, please contact email@example.com giving full details of the book and brief details of the course or project you are working on. Alternatively please fill in the book suggestion form.
You can search SOLO to find books on a topic. If you are looking for books on a Local History topic, the Bibliography of British and Irish History can help you do a more structured search for books and book chapters, allowing you to specify the exact dates you are interested in.