Oxford Reference Online has released a new site design that aids discoverability and usability and also features a wealth of new, freely available materials.
Oxford Reference Online Premium is a huge and comprehensive resource that contains over 180 dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other reference works covering the complete subject spectrum: from the Humanities and Social Sciences to Science and Medicine.
The new Oxford Reference allows users to:
- Cross-search concise definitions and read in-depth articles on topics from Art to Zoology.
- Add context to research with over 300,000 free overview pages, 275 timelines, and free online-only quotations titles.
- Save searches, favorite books, and entries saving valuable time.
- Share content with options to create bookmarks in social networking sites, email, and citation export.
- Get facts and quotations delivered straight to the desktop with the ‘Did you Know?’ RSS feed.
The new Oxford Reference platform is made up of two collections:
Oxford Quick Reference provides concise entries for readers wanting to quickly check a fact or find key information on a concept, person, or term from 125 core subject, quotation, and language dictionaries.
The Oxford Reference Library is made up of over 180 specialized works including award-winning Oxford Companions and multi-volume Oxford Encyclopedias. These titles are fully cross-searchable with those in the Oxford Quick Reference collection, and provide longer, in-depth, academic content as well as essays and specialist definitions. Oxford Reference Library also brings a selection of scholarly titles from other prestigious publishers.
A major aim of the new service is to widen use and open up new paths to further reading. Oxford Reference now offers a wealth of easily discoverable, freely available content including over 300,000 new free Overview pages, providing a quick definition for every unique topic plus onward links to deeper content and related topics; 270 free Timelines containing links to over 9,000 free reference entries; a new, free, online-only Quotations title; and regularly published topical theme articles.
Explore the new Oxford Reference Online for your in-depth research needs.