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History collections on open-shelves in the Old Bodleian, Radcliffe Camera and Weston Library: Overview & Contact

What is where on the open-shelves in the Old Bodleian Library, Radcliffe Camera and Weston Library

Printed primary source material (British & Western European)


Local English history, printed primary sources & historical biography


Reference works, printed sources, African, Indian and Oriental collections 



Monographs (confined)

Monographs (borrowable)

Find open-shelf collections by topic

African open-shelf collections (monographs & sources) Weston Library
Archives, catalogues of Weston Library
Biography, historical Duke Humfrey's Library
Book history

Weston Library

Calendars & Rolls

Upper Reading Room, esp. K.5

Clergy & religious houses, dictionaries of

Weston Library

Commonwealth open-shelf collections (monographs & sources)

Weston Library

Ecclesiastical & church history sources 

Upper Reading Room, K.6; Duke Humfreys Library, R.2


Weston Library

Hansard (House of Parliament Debates)

Search SOLO or use online version in House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (1803-2005) or Hansard (House of Parliament Debate) 1988 to present


Weston Library

Historical Manuscripts Commission (HMR) Reports

Upper Reading Room, K.3


Weston Library

Indian Institute open-shelf collections

Weston Library

Local history   

Duke Humpfrey's Library, esp. R.Top.; History Faculty Library (lending)

Manuscripts, catalogues of Weston Library
Modern political history (selections of monographs) Weston Library
Oriental open-shelf collections (monographs & sources) Weston Library
Oxford University Duke Humfrey's Library
Palaeography    Weston Library
Peerage Weston Library
Printers & printing Weston Library
Sources, medieval

Upper Reading Room; Duke Humfrey's Library, esp. R.1 & R.2

Sources, early modern Upper Reading Room
Sources, modern Upper Reading Room
Sources, European Upper Reading Room
Victoria County Histories (VCH)  

Duke Humfrey's Library; History Faculty Library (lending)