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History: Home

An overview of guides to History collections in Oxford.

Purpose of this guide

This guide is intended for students and researchers at the University of Oxford, seeking support in History, Students and researchers from related fields may find it useful.

Use this guide to locate guides to collections on topics, historical periods, countries etc. relevant for history.

Keep Oxford Reading

With our library sites and reading rooms operating with reduced capacity, the Bodleian Libraries are working hard to make it possible to keep the University reading.

Many resources are available online. Check out our tips to find full-text alternatives.

If you are new to Oxford, why not watch our videos which show you how to find and use our many libraries.

Looking for history resources? Browse our guides for history resources.

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A wide range of training is offered locally and outsides Oxford. These range from classes to intensive bespoke 1-1 sessions with a specialist.

If you can't find a History database in our collections, then it may be on the History eresources wishlist for purchasing / subscribing if and when funding becomes available. Trials of new eresources can be arranged. For more information see History eresources wishlist and trials.