Undergraduate Dissertation Subject Explorers

Detail from the Book of Hours, part of the Special CollectionsThese guides, or Subject Explorers, have been created to help undergraduate students to make use of the University of Reading Special Collections in their dissertations.

Although designed for University of Reading students in specific departments, they are available for students at any institution and in any discipline to use.

The Subject Explorers are presented as PDF documents. Users can search within each document using the internal search function (CTRL+F), or can browse them.

The English and American Literature Explorer is arranged alphabetically by subject area, with an index at the end; the History Explorer is split into four documents, but a complete list of subject areas may be found in the introduction.

This project was funded by the University‚Äôs Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Applied Undergraduate Research Skills (CETL-AURS), and managed by the Department of English and American Literature and the Department of History, in conjunction with Special Collections staff.


English and American Literature Subject Explorer

History Subject Explorer

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  • Research and Projects the Museum of English Rural Life (MERL)


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