E-books

Oxford University has access to a wide range of e-books on all academic subjects. This post will help you find the e-books you need, first by showing you how to access e-books via SOLO and also by suggesting some subject-specific e-book platforms.

Jump to economics e-books

Jump to politics e-books

Jump to sociology e-books

Jump to general e-books

The easiest way to find e-books is to simply search for them on SOLO:

For example, a search for “Cambridge history of the Cold War” returns the following results:

SOLO groups different versions of the same book, e.g. different editions of formats. Click on “view all 2 versions”

Click on “View Online” to read the e-book (if you are not in the Oxford University domain, you will need to log in with your Single Sign On

Don’t forget, you can narrow down your search results to online resources only by clicking “Show Only: Online Resources” at the top of your SOLO search results.


 

Economics

Blackwell Reference Online – the largest online academic reference collection

Handbooks in Economics – a great resource, the complete run of this much in demand series

Oxford Scholarship Online – electronic versions of books published by Oxford University Press

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Politics

Oxford Handbooks of Political Science – guides to various areas in political science

Oxford Scholarship Online – electronic versions of books published by Oxford University Press

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Sociology

Blackwell Reference Online – the largest online academic reference collection

Oxford Scholarship Online – electronic versions of books published by Oxford University Press

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General

Books 24×7 – free registration required

Cambridge Histories – the complete series geared toward historical research

The E-Book Library – remember to tick the “Limit search to titles owned by your Library” box to see books available at Oxford. This site lets you read books online or “borrow” them (a temporary download to your computer or mobile device)

EBSCOhost Ebook Collection – includes over 2000 purchased ebooks and over 3000 free ebooks

International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences – a large multidisciplinary reference resource

The Making of the Modern World –  books published between 1450-1850 on economics, politics and social conditions

Oxford Reference Online – a collection of over 175 reference works from OUP

Taylor & Francis Online Ebooks Library  – more geared towards the humanities, but does contain some book on the social sciences

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A note about using e-books on mobile devices

You can view e-books on any mobile device with a browser, e.g. iPad, Android devices, but you will have to sign in with your Oxford University Single Sign On details. You can download material to such devices (providing you keep within standard copyright limits)

Do you have any other suggestions for e-book resources available in Oxford University? If so, please leave a comment below!

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One Response to E-books

  1. Heidi Smithson says:

    Hello Nuffield College Library,

    This is a really useful blog, thanks for sharing it.

    Heidi
    Careers Service

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