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Most of your books will be located in Headington Library.
To find a book, search the Library catalogue using the author, title or subject that you are interested in. Click on the title to see more details about the book and check the shelfmark to find out where it is in the Library. If the book is on loan to another user or at one of our other libraries, you can reserve it. If it's on the shelves, it's quicker for you to go and get it.
Individual e-books are also listed on the Library catalogue and you can find out more about accessing and downloading these from our guide Finding e-books
For more tips on searching for books, check the PDF guide Finding books and e-books for English Literature, Drama and Creative Writing
If you need to find published book reviews or write your own as an assignment, take a look at this PDF guide Book reviews: what they are, how to write them and where to find them (PDF)
The Library has 2 main databases providing collections of historic books:
Historical Texts has the full text of over 350,000 books published in Great Britain from 1475-1900. It consists of 3 databases which can be searched individually or together:
Early European Books - digitised collection of works printed in Europe between 1450 and 1700.
There are also links to various freely available sources of electronic texts in the guide Web sites for English and Drama