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12,193 books, 20 subject modules, 400+ subdisciplines, over 95, 000 chapters, almost 9,000 authors, 170,000+ illustrations, and more than 2,000,000 pages  

Oxford Scholarship Online (OSO) is a vast and rapidly-expanding research library,  and has grown to be one of the leading academic research resources in the world. Oxford Scholarship Online offers full-text access to scholarly works from key disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, science, medicine, and law, providing quick and easy access to award-winning Oxford University Press scholarship. Launched in 2003 with four subject modules, Oxford Scholarship Online is now available in the below 20 subject areas:

Oxford Scholarship Online provides access to the full-text of over 10,000 academic works in 20 subject areas, covering the humanities, social sciences, medicine and law. With its inclusion in the wider University Press Scholarship Online platform, users are opened up to additional subject areas, including Archaeology, Anthropology, Film, Television, and Radio, and Society and Culture, helping to broaden users' research horizons.

Why not take a look at our new interactive brochure, a new and exciting way to discover what Oxford Scholarship Online has to offer?

Click here for a complete list of titles available in Oxford Scholarship Online

Quality content you can trust

  • Scholarly accreditation – each title in Oxford Scholarship Online is extensively peer-reviewed and approved for publication by a board of leading academics from Oxford University, so you can be sure that you are accessing the highest quality academic content
  • Regularly updated with new titles three times a year, ensuring users have access to titles at the forefront of academic research and scholarship
  • Our list of eminent authors in OSO range from classic thinkers to modern masters, including twentieth-century Nobel Prize winners Anthony J. Leggett, Amartya Sen, and Joseph E. Stiglitz, along with a wealth of award-winning titles.

Discover the latest prize winners and awards within Oxford Scholarship Online

User benefits

Streamline the research process

  • Filter search results to find content most relevant to your research, quickly and easily
  • Search within subject specializations
  • View abstracts at both book and chapter level, to get at-a-glance access to the content
  • Build bibliographies effortlessly – OSO’s citation export tool provides a format ready to copy and paste, or export to third party software, including ProCiteTM, EndnoteTM, ZoteroTM, and BibtexTM

Customize the user experience

  • Create shortcuts to favourite books, chapters, and searches, which can be accessed in future sessions
  • Share chapters, titles, abstracts, and search results with colleagues using social bookmarking tools, citation export, and DOIs for direct linking
  • There are lots of different ways to view the content – view on screen, in a printer friendly format, or convert to PDF

New paths for further enquiry

  • Expand search results to include content from other leading university presses via University Press Scholarship Online
  • More options for further research, including editorially selected links to related content from OSO and other Oxford Resources
  • Continue research journeys outside of OSO with links from bibliographies and footnotes to additional online content (via OpenURL), such as journals from a wide range of publishers

 Oxford Scholarship Online offers librarians an excellent service with:

  • Flexible purchase models, with annual subscription, and purchase options available
  • COUNTER-compliant statistics at subject and title level
  • MARC21 records available, free of charge
  • OpenURL compliance, connecting more than half a million citations to your library’s catalogue
  • WCAG accessibility guidelines, 'AA' compliant.
  • A clear Legal Notice and Privacy Policy, to refer to for issues such as printing and download limits
  • The assurance of archiving in PORTICO, ensuring permanent access to purchased content
  • RSS feeds delivering the latest OSO news and title lists straight to your desktop

Obtaining access to Oxford Scholarship Online

If you are a Librarian, you can register for a 30 day institutional free trial. If you're interested in purchasing Oxford Scholarship Online for your institution for a one-time purchase fee, or by annual subscription - either as a complete collection or on a per module, or per title basis - please contact:

 If you are an academic or a student, you can recommend OSO to your librarian.

Free trials are unavailable to private individuals.

Keep up-to-date with the latest news from Oxford University Press and Oxford Scholarship Online

You can opt in to receive information from OUP in several different ways:

  • For the latest news related specifically to Oxford Scholarship Online, subscribe to the RSS feed from our homepage.
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  • Connect via our Social Media channels, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and via the OUP Blog.

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Get an overview of the key features and benefits of Oxford Scholarship Online by viewing our online tutorial

Have a question? See if someone else has already asked it in our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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