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Oxford University Press Reference Resources (for public libraries)

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This agreement offers public libraries a sellection of online reference resources produced published and/or distributed by Oxford University Press (

The following resources are availbable, either individually, or in packages:

  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  • Oxford Dictionaries
  • Oxford English Dictionary
  • Oxford Reference
  • Benezit Dictionary of Artists
  • Grove Art Online
  • Grove Music Online
  • Oxford Biblical Studies Online
  • Oxford Islamic Studies Online
  • Oxford Language Dictionaries Online
  • Very Short Introductions
  • Who’s Who and Who Was Who

In addition, subscribing libraries will receive the following resources for free:

  • Oxford Bibliographies British and Irish Literature
  • Oxford Bibliographies Victorian Literature

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Subject Areas

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Social Sciences

Academic Levels

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
  • Research
  • AS/A Level / Scottish Higher National
  • National Curriculum
  • GCSE
  • Professional / CPD courses
  • Vocational
  • Work based learning

Resource Types

  • Databases with Full Text
  • Reference Works
  • Dataset

Further information

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