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AMA Manual of Style

The AMA Manual of Style is a guide for anyone involved in medical and scientific publishing. Users can access the full-text of the print book, plus online only content including monthly quizzes, blog posts and updates. This is the go-to resource for producing articles and research papers that are well-organized and authoritative.

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American National Biography

Discover the lives of more than 18,700 men and women - from all eras and walks of life - who have influenced and shaped American history and culture. From astronauts to missionaries, chemists to musicians, and cowboys to Vikings the portraits combine to reflect the rich diversity of American life, from pre-colonial times onward.

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Benezit Dictionary of Artists Online

Since its first publication in 1911, the Benezit Dictionary of Artists has become one of the most comprehensive and definitive resources of artists’ biographies available. Benezit can be searched alongside resources including Grove Art Online, providing art historians, curators, dealers, collectors, and students with an unrivalled starting point for art research.

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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.

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Digital Reference Shelf Black Women in America

The second edition of Black Women in America, edited by Darlene Clark Hine, provides expanded coverage of the achievements and contributions of African American women.

Winner of the Dartmouth Medal for Outstanding Reference Publication of 1994, the first edition of Black Women in America broke new ground—pulling together for the first time all of the research in this vast but underrepresented field to provide one of the strongest building blocks of Black Women’s Studies. Hailed by Eric Foner of Columbia University as “one of those publishing events which changes the way we look at a field,” it simultaneously filled a void in the literature and sparked new research and concepts regarding African American women in history. In nearly 600 entries, Black Women in America celebrates the remarkable achievements of black women throughout history, highlights their ongoing contributions in America today, and represents the new research the first edition helped to generate.

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Digital Reference Shelf Dictionary of American Family Names

The Dictionary of American Family Names contains more than 70,000 of the most commonly occurring surnames in the United States, giving their comparative frequencies, linguistic and historical explanations, selected associated forenames, and occasional genealogical notes. The product of a ten-year research project gathering the contributions of thirty linguistic consultants led by Editor in Chief Patrick Hanks, it explains the meanings—some intuitive, some amusing, and some quite surprising—of the family names for more than 90 percent of the U.S. population.

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Digital Reference Shelf Encyclopedia of Evolution

A comprehensive guide to the essentials of evolutionary biology, these entries by leading experts survey essential concepts and theories, present methods, models and findings, and discuss both the history of the field and current controversies. Readers will find brief treatments on discrete concepts and individuals to illuminating lengthy essays by towering figures in the field. Topics include: Darwin, natural selection, human origins, behavioral ecology, diversity, mathematical models, and cell and developmental biology. Special essays include Stephen Jay Gould's “Macroevolution” and Jane Goodall and Elizabeth Vinson-Lonsdorf on “Culture in Chimpanzees.”

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Digital Reference Shelf Encyclopedia of Global Change

Encompassing tsunamis, elephant conservation, ocean pollution, mining regulation, and permafrost melt, the 300 authoritative articles in this unique and wide-ranging encyclopedia investigate all types of phenomena that change life on Earth. The entries cover a range of general research categories: altered ecosystems, climate change, food and water supply, population, politics and global change, institutions and policies, biographies, and case studies.

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Digital Reference Shelf Encyclopedia of Popular Music

This encyclopedia's 30,000 entries cover all genres and periods of popular music from 1900 to the present day, including jazz, country, folk, rap, reggae, techno, musicals, and world music. The expanded Fourth Edition includes thousands of new entries on trends, styles, record labels, venues, and music festivals. Key dates, biographies, and further reading are provided for artists covered, along with complete discographies that include record labels, release dates, and a 5-star album rating system. Included in this Oxford Digital Reference Shelf edition are online-exclusive entries that originally appeared on Oxford Music Online.

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Digital Reference Shelf Encyclopedia of Rhetoric

The Encyclopedia of Rhetoric is a comprehensive survey of one of the Western world's oldest disciplines. Its 150 entries, written by leading scholars, bring together expertise in classical studies, philosophy, literature, literary theory, cultural studies, speech, and communications in a comprehensive treatment of the art of persuasion. The Encyclopedia is the most wide-ranging reference work of its kind, combining theory, history, and practice, with a special emphasis on public speaking, performance, and communication.

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Digital Reference Shelf Encyclopedia of Semiotics

The Encyclopedia of Semiotics is a comprehensive reference guide to concepts in semiotics, sign theory, and cultural studies. Three hundred entries by leading scholars in a variety of fields—from anthropology and literary theory to linguistics and philosophy—survey the study of signs and symbols in human culture. These articles cover key concepts, theories, theorists, schools of thought, and issues in communications, cognition, and cultural theory. From introductions to Barthes and Bakhtin to analyses of gossip and myth, this is a valuable reference for students, scholars, or anyone interested in language, symbols, and the transmission of information. Clear, well-written entries make the scholarship accessible to both experts and nonspecialists, and the text is complimented by twenty color illustrations.

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Digital Reference Shelf Encyclopedia of Social Work

Co-published by the National Association of Social Workers and Oxford University Press, the 20th edition of the Encyclopedia of Social Work is widely considered the cornerstone of reference in its field. This new edition includes coverage of areas that have come to the fore since the 1995 publication of the 19th edition, including demographic changes from immigration, technology, the implications of managed care, faith-based assistance, evidence-based practice, gerontology, and trauma and disaster.

The Encyclopedia contains four hundred subject entries and two hundred brief biographies of key figures in the history of social work. Clearly arranged in A-Z format, each article is fully cross-referenced and includes a select bibliography to guide interested readers to primary sources and the most important scholarly works on a given subject. The work also includes a comprehensive index and topical outline. Comprehensive in coverage and international in scope, the Encyclopedia is a valuable resource to social work practitioners, scholars, and students alike.

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Digital Reference Shelf Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

Covering the “long” Enlightenment, from the rise of Descartes' disciples in 1670 to the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy in 1815, these 700 articles by leading scholars range from discussions of mercantilism and democracy to the battlefield to the dissemination of ideas in salons and coffeehouses. Breaking conventional geographical boundaries, coverage includes not only Western Europe but also North America, Brazil, and Iberian, Russian, Jewish, and Eastern European cultures.

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Digital Reference Shelf Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

A collaborative work of over 600 scholars from more than forty countries, the Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages provides 3,000 concise and detailed articles on all aspects of the period from the fifth to the fifteenth century. It explores art, architecture, religion, law, science, language, philosophy, and theology, as well as cultural, religious, intellectual, social and political history. With a focus on focus on Europe and Christendom, the Encyclopedia also covers the rise of Islam and people of other cultures with whom Europeans came into contact.

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Digital Reference Shelf Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art & Architecture

The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture is the most current and comprehensive reference resource for the visual arts of the Classical period. It features an abundance of in-depth articles on this field of enduring importance—from biographies to thematic entries on architecture, ceramics, metalwork, mosaics, painting and sculpture. The resource provides fascinating and authoritative art historical and cultural information about art forms, artists, rulers, philosophers, architecture, renowned works of art, archaeological sites and stylistic developments. Notable important subjects include the Apollo Belvedere, Carthage, the Euphronios krater, the Laokoon, Troy, the Venus de Milo and much more. Encompassing over four thousand years of artistry and innovation, this resource spans every art form, medium and civilization from Cycladic, Minoan, Helladic, and Etruscan art to the fall of the Roman Empire.

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Digital Reference Shelf Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts contains over 3,000 entries covering thousands of years of decorative arts production throughout western and non-western cultures. Explore the works of Alvar Aalto and Charles and Ray Eames, or learn about the history of Navajo blankets and wing chairs in thousands of entries on artists, craftsmen, designers, workshops, and decorative art forms. Also included are hundreds of entries on the qualities and historical uses of materials, concise definitions on art forms and styles, and in-depth articles discussing the history of armor, jewelry, furniture, textiles, and ceramics. Enriched by more than 600 black-and-white illustrations and over 100 color photos, this reference is essential for any general reader, collector, curator, or scholar interested in this rich and varied field.

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Digital Reference Shelf International Encyclopedia of Dance

With nearly 2,000 articles written by scholars from fifty countries, the Encyclopedia covers the full spectrum of dance—theatrical, ritual, dance-drama, folk, traditional, ethnic, and social dance. Cultural and national overviews are accompanied by entries on dance forms, music and costumes, performances, and biographies of dancers and choreographers.

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Digital Reference Shelf International Encyclopedia of Linguistics

The Encyclopedia encompasses the full range of topics in linguistics, including such areas as historical, comparative, formal, mathematical, functional, philosophical, and sociolinguistics. Special attention is given to interrelations within these branches of the field and to relations of linguistics with other disciplines. This interdisciplinary focus makes the encyclopedia an invaluable resource not only for linguistics but also for scholars working in the fields of computer science, mathematics, philosophy, the social and behavioral sciences, and literary studies.

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Digital Reference Shelf Oxford Companion to World Exploration

From Antarctica to the North Pole, The Oxford Companion to World Exploration offers information on all topics of exploration worldwide, including advances in navigation, the discovery of the New World, polar expeditions, and the space age. In addition to examining the lives and expeditions of heroic and influential explorers, the book covers navigational and marine sciences and ranges from ancient cultures through modern space exploration. With articles from leading scholars, this landmark set offers students, scholars, and amateurs a treasure of information on this dynamic field of study.

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Digital Reference Shelf Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

With more than 5,000 entries by an international group of eminent historians, this is the standard research tool on 1,100 years of Byzantine history. Exhaustive in its coverage, entries on patriarchy and emperors coexist with entries on surgery, musical instruments, and the baking of bread, bringing to life this vastly important culture and empire, from the 4th century to the 15th.

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Digital Reference Shelf Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

This dictionary provides rich detail on all aspects of the Renaissance in 14th to 17th century Europe. It includes comprehensive coverage of the art, literature, science, culture, philosophy, religion, economics, history, and conflict of the period. The text explores the influence that this intense intellectual and cultural revival continues to have on modern thought and society. Nearly half the entries are biographical, covering artists, thinkers, statesman, and reformers. A table of European ruling houses and a table showing the dates when cities and countries changed from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar are also included.

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Digital Reference Shelf Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature

This award-winning Encyclopedia surveys the vibrant terrain of American literature in 350 essays from leading scholars, encompassing the range and depth of American literary history from the 1600s to the present day. The Encyclopedia includes essays on poets, playwrights, essayists, and novelists, as well as major works and essays on literary movements, periods, and themes. No mere catalog of dates, events, and synopses, the Encyclopedia's articles offer historical perspective and social context along with a range of possibilities with regard to critical approach.

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Digital Reference Shelf Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

Featuring 600 original articles written by leading scholars, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt goes far beyond the records of archaeology to make available what we know about the full social, political, religious, cultural and artistic legacy of this 5,000-year civilization.

The Encyclopedia offers the most complete picture available of ancient Egyptian civilization, from the predynastic era to its eclipse in the seventh century CE. Here is the Egyptian world in illuminating, accessible detail: art, architecture, religion, language, literature, trade, politics, everyday social life and the culture of the court. Of special interest is the coverage of themes and issues that are particularly controversial—such as the new theories of the origins of complex society in the Nile Valley, new discoveries about Greco-Roman Egypt, and new developments in literature, religion, linguistics and other fields, including the debates about Egypt's African legacy.

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Digital Reference Shelf Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

The Encyclopedia provides comprehensive coverage of literature from the Abbey Theatre to Israel Zangwill, covering the entire history of literature in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland in the major literary languages (Anglo-Saxon, English, Welsh, Scots, Irish, and Latin). It includes substantial accounts of individual authors (e.g., Spenser, Pope, Austen) and detailed histories of particular themes, movements, genres, and institutions, whose impact upon the writing or the reading of literature was significant (e.g., The Stationers' Company, the sonnet, the ‘School of Night, ’ or the Sublime).

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Digital Reference Shelf Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

Written by an international roster of more than 300 authors, the Encyclopedia comprehensively documents and interprets the books read by children throughout the world. With a global perspective that pays attention to significant international trends and the multicultural expansion of the field, it includes brief biographies of every major author and illustrator. Also included are feature essays on all genres of children's literature, individual works, and prominent trends and themes, as well as general essays on the traditions of children's literature in many countries throughout the world.

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Digital Reference Shelf Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

International in scope and spanning all time periods of human history, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History includes 900 original articles by noted scholars from more than thirty-five countries. Articles range from 500-word entries on inventors, theoreticians, and industry leaders to overarching, 8,000-word essays on markets, industries, and labor. With coverage ranging from accounting and advertising to zoning and zoos, this landmark works stands at the busy intersection of history and the social sciences.

The general conceptual categories of the work are: Geography (entries on cities, countries, and regions); Agriculture; Production Systems, Business History, and Technology; Demography; Institutions, Governments, and Markets; Macroeconomic History and International Economics; Money, Banking and Finance; Labor; Natural Resources and the Environment; and Biographies.

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Digital Reference Shelf Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America

In 700 original, intriguing articles—from “Apple Pie” to “Zombie”— The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America covers the significant events, inventions, and social movements in American history that have affected the way Americans view, prepare, and consume food and drink. A collaboration of nearly 200 contributors from academia, industry, and the culinary world, the articles treat regions, people, ingredients, companies, advertising, historical eras, holidays and festivals, and political, scientific, and economic currents pertinent to American cuisine. Although this is a scholarly work with a generous bibliography concluding every article, readers will be delighted and captivated by the entries' engaging anecdotes and informative sidebars.

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Digital Reference Shelf Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos/Latinas in the US

This landmark scholarly work offers comprehensive, reliable, and accessible information about the fastest growing minority population in the United States. With an unprecedented scope and cutting-edge scholarship, the Encyclopedia draws together the diverse historical and contemporary experiences in the United States of Latinos and Latinas from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Central America, South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Over 900 A-to-Z articles written by academics, scholars, writers, artists, and journalists, address such broad topics as identity, art, politics, religion, education, health, and history. The Encyclopedia fills a void in the historical scholarship of an underserved population.

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Digital Reference Shelf Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

The Encyclopedia covers the entire history of seafaring, from ancient Egyptian shipbuilders to the nuclear submarines and supertankers of today. Over nine hundred articles written by leading historians examine all aspects of maritime history, including naval history, shipbuilding, biographies of major figures, navigation and scientific instrumentation, maritime art and literature, commerce and economics, and international law. Placing maritime affairs in their larger historical context, the Encyclopedia shows how seafaring has both reflected and influenced the major economic, cultural, military, and political developments in world history.

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Digital Reference Shelf Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Culture

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures is the first comprehensive reference source to chronicle Pre-Hispanic, colonial, and modern Mesoamerica, defined as the lands stretching from Mexico to the southern tip of Central America. With more than 600 articles, it is invaluable for those interested in the rich heritage of this land. Encompassing the great civilizations of the pre-Columbian era (including the Olmec, Aztec, and Maya peoples) up through the colonial and postcolonial periods, the Encyclopedia covers art, archaeology, religious studies, anthropology, history, and historiography of the region in fully cross-referenced, signed articles by the leading scholars in the discipline.

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Digital Reference Shelf Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

This encyclopedia provides authoritative and up-to-date information about theatre and performance from ancient Greek theatre to the latest developments in London, Paris, New York, and around the globe. In addition to performances in playhouses, it covers dance, opera, radio, film, television, and popular performance, including carnivals, circus, and public executions. Entries range from short definitions of terms to lengthy considerations of genres and movements, such as feminism and psychoanalytic criticism. Entries on cities and regions place performance in its local social and political context. Written in accessible language, this encyclopedia brings together an international cast of over 300 specialist contributors.

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Digital Reference Shelf Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

Through its fluent global coverage, The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World provides information about major world developments from 1750 to the present, with close attention to social, economic, cultural, and political topics.

The Encyclopedia contains articles on world events; countries; organizations; regions; ethnic groups; and themes such as social history, demography, family life, politics, economics, religion, thought, education, science and technology, and culture. It offers coverage of standard geographic and ethnic units—such as Scandinavia, Korea, or the Gypsies—in the modern period. Significant institutions such as the International Red Cross and the League of Nations are treated at length. Comprehensive coverage enables readers to broaden their research outside a particular time or region and to explore topics within the context of modern world history.

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Digital Reference Shelf Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation is the definitive source for information about the entire range of religious and social changes that altered the face of Europe in the sixteenth century, encompassing not only issues of church polity and theology but also developments in politics, economics, demographics, art and literature. This broadly cast, interdisciplinary definition allows for a comprehensive social and intellectual history of early modern Europe.

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Digital Reference Shelf Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History, edited by Bonnie G. Smith, captures the experiences of women throughout history in a far-reaching, four-volume work. Although there has been extensive research on women in history by region, no other text or reference work has comprehensively covered the role women have played throughout world history. With over 650 biographies of influential women and over 600 topical articles covering topics such as geography and history, culture and society, organizations, movements, and gender studies, Women in World History is the definitive reference work in the field.

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Electronic Enlightenment

Electronic Enlightenment is a multidisciplinary, evolving resource that brings the past to life, allowing the user to explore the relationships and the movement of ideas of the early modern period through its web of correspondences. Eavesdrop on the private conversations and thoughts of a wide range of both “great” figures such as Voltaire and Rousseau, and also the lesser-known, from bankers to booksellers, merchants to mathematicians, and scholars to servants.

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Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather

For most of history, humans have made every possible effort to accurately foretell the weather, evolving from the use of guesswork, rule of thumb, and signs in the sky to the development of contemporary forecasting techniques drawn from two scientific disciplines, climatology and meteorology.

The Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather, Second Edition, summarizes this knowledge with each entry featuring numerous cross references, definitions of weather and climate-related terms, as well as additional sources for further study.
 

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Encyclopedia of Evolution

A comprehensive guide to the essentials of evolutionary biology, these entries by leading experts survey essential concepts and theories, present methods, models, and findings, and discuss both the history of the field and current controversies. Readers will find entries ranging from brief treatments on discrete concepts and individuals to illuminating lengthy essays by towering figures in the field.

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Encyclopedia of Global Change

Encompassing tsunamis, elephant conservation, ocean pollution, mining regulation, and permafrost melt, the 300 authoritative articles in this unique and wide-ranging encyclopedia investigate all types of phenomena that change life on Earth. The entries cover a range of general research categories: altered ecosystems, climate change, food and water supply, population, politics and global change, institutions and policies, biographies, and case studies.

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Grove Art Online

Grove Art Online is a scholarly art encyclopedia, covering both Western and non-Western art. First published as the landmark 34-volume Dictionary of Art, edited by Jane Turner, the content of Grove Art encompasses all aspects of visual culture.

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Grove Music Online

Grove Music Online is an online resource for music research. Offering full-text access to music scholarship, online-only entries, and multimedia content it is the unsurpassed authority on all aspects of music.

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Investment Claims

Investment Claims is a specialist service which has been described as “invaluable” by its users. Researchers have access to a fully integrated suite of arbitration awards and decisions, bilateral investment treaties, multilateral treaties, journal articles, monographs, and arbitration laws. We guarantee that content in Investment Claims is prepared and validated by experts to ensure that key issues can be researched quickly, that versions of treaties are accurate and up-to-date, and that the quality of citation, cross-references, and linking available through the Oxford Law Citator are unsurpassed in the field.

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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law Online

The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law is a comprehensive online resource containing peer-reviewed articles on every aspect of public international law. Written and edited by an incomparable team of over 800 scholars and practitioners, published in partnership with the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law and updated regularly, this major reference work is essential for anyone researching or teaching international law.

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Mayo Clinic Toolkit

Launched onto Oxford Medicine Online in 2012, with the full-text of eight Mayo Clinic Scientific Press print titles, Mayo Clinic Toolkit provides a single location for resident, fellow, and practicing clinicians to undertake the self-testing necessary to prepare for, and pass, the Boards.

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OBO Atlantic History

Atlantic history is a fast developing field of historical inquiry that operates upon new assumptions about how to understand the remarkable nature of interactions between different peoples and cultures on four continents and many islands in the period between Columbus’ voyages to the New World in the late fifteenth century and the end of slavery in the Americas in the late nineteenth century. Its principal theme is the movement of peoples, ideas and things in the Atlantic World – a world encompassing the continents of Africa, Europe, North America and South America and many islands, from the Canary Islands near Africa to the Caribbean islands, and to Bermuda in the North Atlantic. The multiple movements were fundamentally important in shaping the modern world and in making cultural diversity a key component of modern identity.

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OBO Medieval Studies

The field of Medieval Studies explores European and Mediterranean civilization from the 4th to the 15th centuries. This period, which has a critical importance for the understanding of Western culture, can best be approached through a combination of several disciplines, from history to literature, from art to archaeology, from religion to gender studies. As such, it is constantly responding to the emergence of new interpretations and ideas for scholars to consider. In addition to the extensive scholarship which already exists, much of the most recent work has moved online so that today’s students and researchers have ready access to primary source texts and a range of other electronic resources.

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OBO Renaissance and Reform

The period of the Renaissance and Reformation, which spans roughly from the 14th through 17th centuries, is rich in history and culture. The field of Renaissance and Reformation studies, which has a critical importance for the understanding of Western culture, can best be approached through a combination of several disciplines including history, the arts, and literature. In contrast to print bibliographies and electronic indexes that simply list citations, Oxford Bibliographies: Renaissance and Reformation provides an innovative online reference tool that combines the best features of a high-level encyclopedia and the best features of a traditional bibliography put together in a style that responds to the way people do research online.

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Oxford African American Studies Center

Oxford African American Studies Center is a comprehensive collection of scholarship focusing on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history.

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Oxford Biblical Studies Online

Oxford Biblical Studies Online is specifically designed to provide students with a full range of authoritative content and tools for the study of the Bible and biblical history. Oxford Biblical Studies Online offers immediate access to unsurpassed scholarship in the field, maintained and vetted by a team of leading scholars making it an essential reference resource.

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Oxford Bibliographies Online

Developed cooperatively with scholars and librarians worldwide, Oxford Bibliographies offers exclusive, authoritative research guides. Combining the best features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia, this cutting-edge resource guides researchers to the best available scholarship across a wide variety of subjects.

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Oxford Companion to Food

The Oxford Companion to Food by Alan Davidson, first published in 1999, became, almost overnight, an immense success, winning prizes and accolades around the world. Its combination of serious food history, culinary expertise, and entertaining serendipity, with each page offering an infinity of perspectives, was recognized as unique.

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Oxford Companion to the Garden

This Companion is devoted to gardens of every kind and the people and ideas involved in their making. It combines a survey of the world's gardens with articles on a range of topics, such as garden visiting, horticulture, scientific issues, and the social history of gardens, as well as biographies of garden designers, nurserymen, and others.

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Oxford Companion to World Mythology

Covering all aspects of mythology, this Companion includes essays on the world's major mythological traditions (Greek, Native American, Indian, Japanese, Sumerian, Egyptian), along with retellings of better-known myths, and entries on mythological types, motifs, and figures (such as the Descent to the Underworld, the Hero, Creation, Odysseus, Spider Woman, and Inanna), and related subjects (such as fairy tales and legends). The Companion locates myth firmly in our lives today by exploring language patterns, psychology, religion, politics, art, and gender attitudes.

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Oxford Competition Law

Oxford Competition Law is the only fully integrated service to combine universally recognized market-leading commentaries with rigorous, selective National case reports and analysis from EU member states. Oxford Competition Law is a suite of fully interlinked competition analysis, peer reviewed case reports and source materials– the ideal resource for assisting with case preparation

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Oxford Constitutions of the World

Oxford Constitutions of the World is the only resource to contain fully-translated English-language versions of all of the world’s constitutions (both national & sub-national), accompanied by individual commentaries, supplementary materials, including foundation documents, historical constitutions, and amendment Acts/laws, and a collection of scholarly monographs.

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Oxford Dictionaries

Checking the meaning of a word, or finding the right word to use and how to use it or say it, is part of everyday work, study, and play. Oxford provides hundreds of thousands of definitions, synonyms, antonyms, and pronunciations for English across the world, derived from our language research and expert analysis.

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Oxford Dictionaries: Oxford Language Dictionaries Online

Oxford Language Dictionaries Online offers fully searchable online access to Oxford’s top-of-the-range, unabridged bilingual dictionaries in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, and Chinese-plus unique online resources for language learning.

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Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Explore the lives of over 59,000 people worldwide in this illustrated online collection of specially written biographies. This vast and authoritative resource covers individuals who have shaped all aspects of British history, from the Romans to the 21st Century.

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Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages is an essential new reference work covering all key aspects of European history, society, and culture from 500 to 1500 A.D., as well as the Byzantine Empire, Islamic dynasties, and Asiatic peoples of the era. It is designed both for medievalists, who need a detailed and reliable reference tool, and for students and general readers seeking an accessible guide to the period. Over 800 scholars have assembled thousands of comprehensive entries, lavishly supplemented by hundreds of illustrations and dozens of maps.

The Dictionary provides balanced coverage of both the whole geographical extent of the European Middle Ages (including Germany and Austria, Spain and Portugal, the Low Countries, and Central and Eastern Europe, amongst many others), and of numerous major topics, from art and architecture, medicine, and law, to archaeology, ecclesiastical history, and languages and literature.

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Oxford Digital Archive

Oxford University Press is now offering the Digital Archives to MCLS members at a discounted rate. The archives contain back issues of most OUP journal titles from 1849 to 1995, fully searchable and integrated with current content. The following subject-based archive collections are available:

  • Full Archive (142 titles for 2008)
  • The Humanities Archive
  • The Law Archive
  • The Medicine Archive
  • The Science Archive
  • The Social Science Archive
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Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary is widely acknowledged to be the most authoritative and comprehensive record of the English language in the world, tracing the evolution and use of words. The Oxford English Dictionary Online gives you not only the latest content of the full Oxford English Dictionary, but also the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary, providing more depth and breadth than ever before.

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Oxford Handbooks Online

Oxford Handbooks Online is a collection of Handbooks in 14 subject areas. The Oxford Handbooks series brings together the world’s leading scholars to write articles that survey the current state of scholarship in their field. The articles review the key issues, reveal original arguments and concepts, and set the agenda for new research.

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Oxford History of Western Music Online

The Oxford History of Western Music has received universal acclaim and major awards in the field and is now offered in an interactive digital format. Renowned musicologist Richard Taruskin’s sense of the interaction between history, culture, politics, art, literature, religion, and music provides a stimulating history of Western music.

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Oxford Islamic Studies Center

Oxford Islamic Studies Online brings together the best current scholarship in the field for students, scholars, government officials, and community groups to foster a more accurate and informed understanding of the Islamic world. Featuring content and commentary written, selected, and interpreted by renowned scholars, the site is regularly updated with new content under the guidance of Editor in Chief John L. Esposito.

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Oxford Journals

OUP has more than 190 academic journals available online. The OUP Collection consists of online journals from arts, social science, scientific, technical, medical, professional, and humanities disciplines. Many of these journals are amongst the leading titles in their field. Subject coverage includes:

  • Area Studies
  • Art History and Visual Studies
  • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Biology and Ecology
  • Classics
  • Communication Studies
  • Computing and Engineering
  • Economics & Business
  • Genetics
  • Health Sciences
  • Language Studies & Linguistics
  • Law
  • Medicine
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2015 eJournal Title List 

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Oxford Medical Handbooks Online

Oxford Medical Handbooks Online are the market leading series of pocket handbooks, written for a broad medical readership, from students, junior doctors and specialist trainees, to nurses, dentists, paramedics, and allied health professionals. The series began with the publication in 1985 of the beloved Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine. Starting life as handwritten notes to help the authors get through their junior doctor years, it is now the world's best-selling medical handbook. Since then the series has grown to around 50 books, covering medical specialties from paediatrics to geriatric medicine, and more.

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Oxford Medical Libraries Online

Oxford Medical Libraries Online are a collection of comprehensive titles divided into individual specialty libraries, summarizing up-to-date research, and delivering advice applicable to the clinical setting. Available as 11 separate library collections, the online editions of the Oxford Medical Libraries are fully cross-searchable, with enlargeable hi-resolution images, which can be downloaded into PowerPoint, and links to references and further reading material. What is more, the convenience of online access - allowing access on hospital computers and portable internet enabled devices - makes these online editions a must have for hospital libraries.

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Oxford Medical Textbooks Online

Oxford Medical Textbooks Online distil the knowledge and experience of the world's leading medical scientists, providing reviews of current knowledge based on the best available evidence and published literature, and relating this knowledge to the practice of medicine. They are an essential component of every medical library and are indispensable for physicians. The online editions of the Oxford Medical Textbooks cover a wide-range of specialties, with new titles publishing throughout the year. Each title provides an enhanced version of its print counterpart, with enlargeable hi-resolution images, which can be downloaded into PowerPoint, and links to references and further reading material.

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Oxford Quick Reference

A core foundation of 135+ academic subject, language, and quotations dictionaries providing carefully vetted, trusted short-entry content.

  • A monthly updating program--led by Oxford’s experienced reference staff, external academic advisors, and based on user feedback--checks and revises articles for top levels of accuracy and timeliness
  • 3 major content releases a year add new titles and editions
  • Available by annual subscription to individuals and institutions
  • New exclusive, online-only dictionaries widen the coverage of areas of study and research
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Oxford Reference Library

200+ in-depth, specialized titles from Oxford’s award-winning Encyclopedias and Companions, and a selection of partner publishers’ scholarly works.

  • New titles and editions are added throughout the year, as they publish in print
  • Title-by-title purchasing options allows institutions to build and customize their collections with the subjects they need.
  •  Includes some of Oxford’s most well-known, most visited titles including The Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd edition and the Oxford Classical Dictionary, 4th edition.
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Oxford Reference Online Premium

Subscribe to the Oxford Reference Premium package and receive all the titles in the foundational Quick Reference plus a selection of more in-depth, single-volume works from Reference Library, many of them being Oxford Companions.

  • Provides the best Oxford content for both quick fact-checking and deeper research
  • All 25 core subject areas represented across hundreds of titles
  • Includes all the continuous updating and exclusive online-only content provided by the Oxford Quick Reference collection, together with a critical selection of Oxford's more specialized titles.
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Oxford Reference Premium: Literature Collection

Oxford Reference Premium: Literature Collection is an add-on to Oxford Reference Online Premium. The collection contains 14 titles.

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Oxford Reference Premium: Western Collection

Oxford Reference Premium: Western Collection is an add-on to Oxford Reference Online Premium. The collection contains 7 titles.

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Oxford Reports on International Criminal Law

Oxford Reports on International Law has set new standards for currency and coverage of public international case law, reporting on international courts, domestic courts, and ad hoc tribunals. The case reports include the full text of each decision, headnote, as well as analytical commentary and English translations of key non-English decisions. With reports on over 4,000 cases, Oxford Reports on International Law is now rightly regarded as a must-have resource for the international law researcher.

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Oxford Reports on International Law in Domestic Courts

Oxford Reports on International Law in Domestic Courts has set new standards for currency and coverage of public international domestic courts. The case reports include the full text of each decision, headnote, as well as analytical commentary and English translations of key non-English decisions.

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Oxford Research Encyclopedia: Oxford Classical Dictionary

With over 6,000 entries on a range of topics, and monthly updates with new and revised content, the Oxford Classical Dictionary remains an unrivaled single-source reference for the study of the Greco-Roman world.

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Oxford Research Encyclopedia: Social Work

The Encyclopedia of Social Work is the first continuously updated online collaboration between the National Association of Social Workers (NASW Press) and Oxford University Press (OUP). Building off the classic reference work, a valuable tool for social workers for over 85 years, the online resource of the same name offers the reliability of print with the accessibility of a digital platform. Over 400 overview articles, on key topics ranging from international issues to ethical standards, offer students, scholars, and practitioners a trusted foundation for a lifetime of work and research, with new articles and revisions to existing articles added regularly.

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Oxford Scholarly Authorities in International Law

Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law brings a major new dimension to our offerings for scholars and practitioners working in public international law. Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law contains full-text online editions of market-leading reference works and treatises published by Oxford University Press, such as Oppenheim, and the Oxford Commentaries on International Law.

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Oxford Scholarly Editions Online

Oxford’s Scholarly Editions are renowned for their breadth and quality. Comprised of authoritative poetry, drama, and fiction texts from all periods of English literature, as well as other important writings from across the humanities, these editions are the foundation of humanities scholarship—the primary sources upon which scholars rely for research and teaching.

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Social Explorer

Social Explorer is an online research tool designed to provide quick and easy access to historical census data and demographic information. An invaluable repository of information, Social Explorer currently includes the entire U.S. Census history from 1790 to the present in addition to a wealth of other demographic surveys.

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The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

This exciting theatre companion, edited by a former literary manager of the Royal Shakespeare Company, includes over 2500 entries that range widely over theatre in the last century. It features not only exceptional scholarly entries, but a series of fascinating boxed essays written by active professional theatre insiders, including Arnold Wesker writing on playwriting, Ben Kingsley on preparing a part, and Daniel Massey on performing Shaw.

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Treaties and International Agreements Online

Oxford Treaties and International Agreements Online contains current and accurate text for over 17,000 treaties and international agreements in over 40 topical categories.

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University Press Scholarship Online

University Press Scholarship Online is a vast and rapidly expanding cross-searchable library which now offers quick and easy access to the full-text of over 9,000 monographs in 20 subject areas covering the humanities, social sciences, science, medicine, and law.

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Very Short Introductions

Very Short Introductions are the perfect starting point to a wide variety of subjects: from Climate to Consciousness, Game Theory to Ancient Warfare, Privacy to Islamic History, Globalization to Literary Theory. They are now available online, offering scholars and students OUP's premier publishing series in an easily discoverable, fully cross-searchable, and highly accessible format. This online resource brings together over 300 titles from this well-known and established series.

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Who's Who

Who’s Who, published annually since 1849 and the first biographical book of its kind, is among the world‘s most recognised and respected works of reference. It contains over 33,000 short biographies, continually updated, of living noteworthy and influential individuals, from all walks of life, worldwide. Approximately one thousand new entries are added every year.

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Who's Who & Who Was Who

Subscribers to Who's Who can also choose to subscribe to Who Was Who, an invaluable historical archive going back to 1897, which includes the entries of over 90,000 people, now deceased, who were included in previous editions of Who's Who. The online edition contains links to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography available to subscribers to both resources.

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