Distance learning support
For quick access to high quality information for your assignments, try the links on these pages.
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Free until 30th April 2024 - Oxford 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:
• Cambridge Core - Books
This package contains lots of e-books we have bought specially for UoP History courses.
• Ebook Central
fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery
This is UoP's largest e-book collection with around 200,000 titles, including lots for History.
Watch these short videos about using the features available.
• Historical Texts
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 Handbooks Online: History
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.
Watch this video about how to make the most of the features available.
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