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Oxford Bibliographies & Oxford Research Encyclopedias – two new databases for trial

The University Library has licensed two databases from Oxford University Press as trial access. Both are available until January 31st, 2023, after which a decision will be made on further licensing depending on usage.

Oxford Bibliographies contains commented collections of literature on 43 fields of knowledge such as “British and Irish Literature”, “Cinema and Media Studies”, “Sociology” or “Urban Studies”, to name but a few. The bibliographies contain title data on monographs, handbooks, edited volumes as well as articles from journals, but also links to websites and other databases for an introduction to the respective subject area. It is not a full-text database, but an extensive collection of literature references on specific topics.

With the Oxford Research Encyclopedias, the publisher is building dynamic online encyclopaedias for currently 25 fields of knowledge, such as “Criminology and Criminal Justice”, “Psychology”, “Anthropology” or “Communication”. The subject encyclopaedias are curated by renowned scientists.