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Navigating Databases: Oxford Products

A Guide for using databases

Oxford Academic Online

The majority of the library's purchased online ebooks come from Oxford University Press. This collection of scholarship provides users with both in-depth coverage (through products like Oxford Scholarship Online ) and overview of topics (such as in Oxford Handbooks Online  and Oxford Very Short Introductions ).

Oxford University Press Products

  • Oxford Handbooks Online 
    Oxford Handbooks offer introductions to topics and a critical survey of the current state of scholarship in over 80 topical areas.
  • Oxford Scholarship Online 
    Access nearly 2,000 recent scholary books published by Oxford University Press at this link or through the library catalog. All areas of religious research are included.
  • Oxford Very Short Introductions 
    The ULS Library offers current students, faculty, and staff electronic access to 72 Very Short Introductions in religion, which offer concise introductions to important topics.
  • Oxford Research Encyclopedia in Religion 
    The ORE offers long-form overview articles written, peer-reviewed, and edited by leading scholars. Regularly updated, the ORE offers up-to-date information for any religion research looking for reliable information to understand an unfamiliar topic.
  • Oxford Bibliographies in Biblical Studies 
    OBO offers over 200 bibliographies on topics related to the study of the bible. 
  • Oxford Bibliographies in Jewish Studies 
    OBO offers over 150 bibliographies on topics in Jewish Studies, including historic figures, Jewish culture (US and Europe), the Shoah, and modern Jewish politics.
  • Oxford Bibliographies in the Renaissance and Reformation 
    Providing bibliographies on over 340 topics, Oxford Bibliographies in the Renaissance and Reformation cover a broad spectrum of topics in global history, with a special focus on Europe.

Using Oxford Handbooks Online

Using Very Short Introductions

Using Oxford Scholarship Online

Using Oxford Bibliographies


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