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First-time offer: Very Short Introductions

Very Short Introductions (VSI), from Oxford University Press, offer concise introductions to a diverse range of subjects from Climate to Consciousness, Game Theory to Ancient Warfare, and Privacy to Islamic History. From the beginning, VSI has offered new books each year bridging the gap between reference content and higher academic work. All titles are written by experts providing intelligent and highly-readable introductions to a huge range of topics. Click here for a full title list.

Now for the first time, Very Short Introductions are available an an online resource offering scholars and students OUP’s premier publishing series in an easily discoverable, fully cross-searchable, and highly accessible format. Titles can now be found directly alongside reference, biography, bibliography, monograph, dictionary, scholarly, and journal content, making them a more integrated and accessible part of digital research journeys than ever before.

VSI full collections include:
VSI collection subsections include:
  • Arts and Humanities | History
  • Arts and Humanities | Literature
  • Arts and Humanities | Philosophy
  • Arts and Humanities | Religion
  • Science and Mathematics | Physics
  • Science and Mathematics | Psychology
  • Social Sciences | Politics

Click here for a PDF brochure with additional information on VSI. For quotes, trials, or other assistance, contact us at services@mcls.org.


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Oxford Digital Reference Shelf

Created from Oxford's award-winning print scholarly references, these e-reference resources are fully searchable with remote access available anytime, anywhere. Buy any number of titles to fit your library's collection needs and deliver Oxford's authoritative reference content to your users' desktops and laptops.  Oxford Reference Online subscribers may access and search any DRS titles within the ORO interface.  Available Oxford Digital Reference Shelf titles include:


Oxford Scholarship Online

Now Expanded to Include 18 Subject Areas!
Oxford Scholarship Online (OSO) is a vast and rapidly expanding cross-searchable library, offering quick and easy access to the full text of over 4,000 Oxford scholarly monographs. Oxford Scholarship Online now offers access to new Oxford books in Biology, Business and Management, Classical Studies, Economics and Finance, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Music, Neuroscience, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health and Epidemiology, Religion and Social Work. Specially-commissioned abstracts and keywords are available at book and chapter level, and up to 400 new and recently-published books are added each year. Libraries may select only the subject modules of interest to them, either through subscription access or perpetual access (purchase).
Product URL: www.oxfordscholarship.com
Online product description: http://www.oup.com/online/us/oso/?view=usa

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MLC's group subscriptions to Oxford Reference Online and Oxford Scholarship Online run annually July 1 to June 30.
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