This guide is intended for students and researchers at the University of Oxford seeking support in British and West European early modern history, although students and researchers from any field may find it useful.
Use this guide to find out about printed and online resources (including ebooks, ejournals, databases), reference works (incl. biographical dictionaries) and special collections for this historical period.
Robert Hooke's drawing of a flea, part of his Micrographia (1665).
Use SOLO to search for books and journals held in Oxford libraries.
Use author and/or title searches to find books. If you are looking for books on a topic, type in useful subject terms.
E.g. Great Britain History Civil War. [more on subject searching]
Western European journals
While you can search for journal articles in SOLO, if you are searching by subject it is actually best to use special databases.This is particularly true if you don't have any or only complete references to articles or journals. The recommended databases are:
Reviews are typically...
For further information see the Bodleian Libraries remote access guide.