Garden History Subject Guide
Books and Journals held in Birkbeck College Library
Search the Library catalogue to find books (tab above). It can be accessed from any PC that has access to the Web and no username and password is needed. It is always advisable to check the catalogue rather than browsing the shelves as the Library has two subject classification schemes, relevant books can be classified at other shelfmarks, and you may be interested in reserving books that are currently on loan. Some of your essential reading may have been placed in the Reading Room Collection.
Click on Classification for Garden History to see how Garden history resources have been classified in the Library.
Online dictionaries and encyclopedias
The following sources are available via Oxford Reference Online:
- Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
- Oxford Companion to Gardens
- Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Search the Library catalogue to find print journals (tab above). It can be accessed from any PC that has access to the Web and no username and password is needed. Print journals are kept in alphabetical order by title on Level 4 of the Library.
The Library subscribes to over 25,000 electronic journals, many of which can be accessed from outside College with your ITS username and password. Click on the eLibrary tab above and select Ejournals to access them. Also under eLibrary you will find ePrints - a database of research papers by Birkbeck academic staff