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Access an online library of over 15,000 outstanding academic books from Oxford University Press

Oxford Scholarship Online (OSO) is a vast and rapidly-expanding online library, providing easy access to thousands of books across the world-renowned scholarly list of Oxford University Press (OUP). Spanning subjects across the humanities, social sciences, sciences, medicine, and law, OSO is an essential research resource for student, scholar, and academic alike, no matter what their subject specialty. Launched in 2003 with four subject modules, OSO is now available in the below 20 subject areas:

OSO turns fifteen

In 2018 OSO turns fifteen, and to celebrate this anniversary we have selected fifteen books published in the fifteen years since OSO first launched, showcasing the quality, breadth, and depth of OUP’s world-renowned scholarly list. Delve straight in by reading a freely available featured chapter of each of the books.

Updated all year

New books are added to OSO every month, bringing cutting-edge works from up-and-coming academics online, alongside the classic scholarship of established and award-winning names, including Nobel Laureates. Download a full list of available titles.

Open Access monographs

OUP has taken an active role in discussions around the changing nature of the monograph in the context of digital advancements and new publication models. We offer authors, on a case-by-case basis, the opportunity to publish their monograph open access. Find out more >

Delivered by the groundbreaking UPSO platform

OSO is part of University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO), a groundbreaking platform formed by OUP in partnership with other leading presses across the globe. With UPSO, users can easily search across tens of thousands of books published by celebrated partner presses from across the world, meaning they no longer have to sort through different resources to find the works they need. Watch the video below for an introduction to UPSO (you can also view it on YouKu if you're in China).

Your academic research made easier

OSO and the UPSO platform are specifically designed to make your research faster, easier, and more rewarding than ever before. Using OSO, you can:

  • Access thousands of works from OUP, spanning subjects in almost every area of academia
  • Benefit from a regular publishing schedule, with new books added every month
  • Read chapters online, or download a PDF for when you're offline and on-the-go
  • Personalize the site to suit you, saving searches, books, and chapters for quick access in future sessions
  • Explore works from our partners with the UPSO platform, allowing seamless searching between OUP and other prestigious presses from across the globe

Want to try OSO for yourself? Get a taster of the fascinating content available with freely-available sample chapters from the books below:

The Anatomy of Corporate Law: A Comparative and Functional Approach

Epistemic Injustice: Power and the Ethics of Knowing

Getting Started with R: An Introduction for Biologists

Manufacturing Transformation: Comparative Studies of Industrial Development in Africa and Emerging Asia

Textbook of Global Health






Obtaining access to OSO

OSO is available to university libraries and academic institutions around the world on a variety of purchasing models. If you don't have access to OSO, you can recommend it to your librarian today. If you're a librarian, find out how to subscribe.

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