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Free until 30th April 2024Oxford University Press most read items from 2023

Always use your online reading lists first but when you want to search for books independently, you need the Library Catalogue.

To find print books:

Search the Library Catalogue (second search box on the page)
For each book, note the floor, number and letter code: SECOND FLOOR 940.2072 SAN - save time by taking a photo of these details! 

To find ebooks:

Search the Library Catalogue (second search box on the page)
Filter your search on the left hand side to 'Electronic Books'.  
Click on the title of the ebook to load the full record, then use 'Online access' to view. 


Top e-book packages you can search:

This package contains lots of e-books we have bought specially for UoP History courses.

fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

This is UoP's largest e-book collection with around 200,000 titles, including lots for History.

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fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

The full text of thousands of books published in Britain from 1475 to 1900. This collection comprises Early English Books Online (EEBO) and Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO), plus nineteenth century books from the British Library collection.

Oxford History Handbooks offer thorough introductions and a survey of the current state of research in key topics, including material culture, oral history, witchcraft, genocide, nationalism, Reformation, Cold War, the English Revolution, end of empire etc. Chapters review key issues and major debates and indicate how the debates might evolve.

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Your Subject Team

 Anne Worden

Faculty Librarian

email Anne.Worden@port.ac.uk

phone (023) 9284 3243

 Sharon Bittner

Assistant Faculty Librarian

email sharon.bittner@port.ac.uk

phone (023) 9284 3234