Access set texts online and in the library

This term we have 2 new Special Subjects for undergraduate historians on Britain in the 1970s and Race, Religion and Resistance in the United States, from Jim Crow to Civil Rights. As with other Further, Optional and Special subjects, set texts for the courses are available in the Bodleian History Faculty Library, and, where possible, online via WebLearn.  The 2 new Special Subjects are still having material added to them in the Library and on WebLearn.

Set texts in the Library

Set Text collectionMultiple copies of set texts are available in the Library whenever possible. Reference copies of set texts are located in the Upper Radcliffe Camera main level.  These reference copies can only be used in the Upper Radcliffe Camera.  Photocopying and scanning facilities are available in the Upper Camera.

Lending copies of set texts are housed in the main lending collection in the Lower Camera and Gladstone Link.

The example below shows the library catalogue record for Tony Parson’s Dispatches from the Front Line of Popular Culture, which has a reference copy in the Upper Camera and two lending copies in the Upper Gladstone Link.  Of the two lending copies, one is available to borrow and the other is already out on vacation loan and due back on 14 October 2013.  If all lending copies are out on loan you can place a hold on the book to request to use it next.  There is also a Bodleian Library reference copy in the Upper Camera.

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Accessing texts online

Set chapters or excerpts have been digitised and placed on WebLearn, where this has been possible within copyright limits. Links are also sometimes given to ebooks or related websites.  Digitised set texts and online reading lists can be accessed by following the links for your course from our webpage on undergraduate collections or by going to the Bodleian History Faculty Library WebLearn site and selecting Resources for UGs.


Can’t find the book you need?

If you have a book or other type of material on your reading list and the Library does not hold a copy, please let us know by filling in our book recommendation form.  We will then consider purchasing a copy.  If the Library does have copies available but you can’t find them on the shelves please report the books as missing using our online form.  Library staff will search for the book and can put it on hold for you when it is located.

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