Resources for Welsh and Celtic Studies
Click through the tabs below to explore the resources we have available.
The main collection of printed material for Welsh & Celtic Studies is found in the Hugh Owen Library within the Celtic Collection area on Level F (top floor).
Key areas in the Celtic Collection (prefixed with CELT):
CB206 Celtic Civilization and Race
DA700–745 Welsh History
E184.W4 Welsh in the U.S.
F2936 Welsh in Patagonia / Y Wladfa
G Geography / Anthropology
H Social Sciences
J Political Sciences
N Fine Arts
PA Classical Studies
PB Celtic Languages and Literature
All the electronic resources for Welsh & Celtic Studies can be found through Primo where you can discover individual resources or cross-search a number of them at once. Primo includes key resources such as citation databases, e-journals and e-books, selected websites, subject gateways, data and media resources, news, reference materials and library catalogues.
Below is a list of databases which may be of use to your studies and research in Welsh & Celtic Studies.
|Core/General resources and tools|
|Selected National Collections|
|National Library of Ireland|
|National Library of Scotland - online catalogues|
|Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales|
|Celtic Languages Sites - CALL@Hull|
|Welsh Language Commissioner|
|Literature and history of Celtic nations|
|Welsh Ballads Online|
Find a summary of browsing and searching in Primo here: http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/infoskills/primo/
See our Information Skills pages:
- finding printed materials in the library
- finding and evaluating electronic information
- keeping up to date in your subject of study
- effective study and bibliographic referencing
- library induction and skills training
There are also useful online tutorials for your subject covering key online information skills - try the tutorial for Modern Languages
The University's collections contain a wide range of materials, including theses and past papers. You can find details of all our collections here.
The following may be of particular interest to Welsh and Celtic Studies students:
- Thomas and Mair Jones collection
- Private Press books
- Rare books : includes a number of rare Welsh bibles such as Y Bibl Cyssegr-lan BS308 and other rare items, for example Llyfr y Resolusion - Dr I.D. Davies BV4500.P2.
Language Learning Materials: the Library has a number of courses to help individuals learn some of the Celtic languages.
Your subject librarian can provide skills training for students and staff, resource evaluation and more. For full details see this page.
Distance learners have access to the same services as on-campus students (i.e. e-resources, print materials, help and support) but the means of access may differ. If you are a distance learner please familiarise yourself with the information here.
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The Document Supply Service can be used by students and staff to source books, journal articles and other materials like dissertations and non-UK PhD theses. For information on the full range of materials available, see the Document Supply Service pages.
Sometimes you may want to purchase books for yourself. The University bookshop, situated in the Arts Centre can source books for all subjects and offers a student discount.
Aspire Reading Lists is now the sole method by which teaching staff can order books and other materials for taught modules. For help in creating a reading list see the self-paced training materials or Aspire FAQs. If you require one-to-one help, contact your subject librarian. We're happy to visit you in your department to help you get started.
To ask the library to purchase material other than than reading list texts, use the purchase request form in Primo, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Each department holds a small fund for these purchases so you may need to check with your IS representative before making these purchases.
Academic Services Team, Information Services, Aberystwyth University, Hugh Owen Library, Penglais, Aberystwyth, SY23 3DZ
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