The History Faculty Library, Oxford graduate trainee, Laura Johnson, spent her project on creating a guide to oral history resources for British and Irish history. She has now published it and it is accessible at

 This newly launched LibGuide aims to introduce the subject and acts as a portal to oral history resources available online.

The introductory pages provide links to advice on the use and conduct of oral history.  They also highlight some key resources for beginning your research in the field and for staying up-to-date with new developments.

At the centrepiece of the guide is an extensive set of links to over 150 British and Irish oral history resources available online, both through dedicated oral history project websites and digitised archival holdings.  The resources are each accompanied by a summary description of their subject and content, and can be browsed by title, decade, location or topic.

There is a Science and Medicine section listing 28 resources such as Caring on the Home Front or Oral History of British Science and more.

All the websites featured in the LibGuide have also been added to the Bodleian History Faculty Library’s Delicious page and are fully searchable by keyword.

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