Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Partnership with OUP for Oxford Bibliographies Online

The Library is delighted to announce it has entered into a one year partnership with Oxford University Press to help shape development of its exciting new resource Oxford Bibliographies Online.

The Library will offer staff and students at the University the opportunity to feed into the evolution of this resource through focus groups and questionnaires. In return for our help in developing the resource, Oxford University Press will grant us perpetual access to one of the subject bibliographies within the trial, regardless of whether we then choose to subscribe to the resource as a whole.

In the publisher’s words, “Oxford Bibliographies Online helps researchers and students find reliable sources of information to aid their research from within the enormous amount of print and online material available to them.

You can:
• Read a narrative guide to a subject area to get an overview of the subject before beginning detailed research
• Use the bibliography and supporting text provided to conduct more detailed research
• Get an overview of the best scholarship available whether it be a book, chapter, journal, website, or database from both subscription and free resources
• Use a resource that is editorially monitored by an Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board made up of leading academics in the field from around the world to aid your study
• Keep up-to-date with the latest scholarship in your field as the site expands to reflect newly available material”

Bibliographies in the following subjects are already available, with more to come through the year:
• Atlantic History
• Classics
• Criminology
• Islamic Studies
• Philosophy
• Renaissance and Reformation
• Social Work

You can access Oxford Bibliographies Online through the
library catalogue or through LibGuides. Off-campus access is provided through EZproxy as usual.

If you wish to be involved, and/or want more information about Oxford Bibliographies Online, please contact
Martin Wolf.

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