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Cambridge Companions Online

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Cambridge Companions is a series of authoritative guides, written by leading experts, offering lively, accessible introductions to major writers, artists, philosophers, topics and periods.

The first two titles in the Companions series were the Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare and the Cambridge Companion to Chaucer, which were both published in 1986 and have since been updated with new editions. Now, over 700 titles have been published with the intention not only to offer comprehensive overview of their chosen topic, but to display and provoke lively and controversial debate.

Cambridge Core hosts the online version of the printed series and includes over 700 Companion titles, over 4,000 essays, as well as bibliographies and further reading. It is fully searchable by author, title, topic, or theme. Content is available as a complete collection or in subsets for institutional purchase and lease. If your institution doesn't have access to Cambridge Companions, you can recommend these by selecting the title you are interested in, and clicking on 'Recommend to your librarian'.

Key Information:
- Over 25 years of content
- Over 700 titles
- 4,000 essays
- Frequent updates include new and original editions
- Tools enable teaching and learning
- Searchable via metadata and full text
- Reference linking
- Scholarship is regularly updated with new editions with original versions still available

Key Features for Librarians:
- Technical Support
- Online help & F&Qs
- Usage statistics and reports
- OCLC and in-house MARC records available

The Cambridge Complete Collection includes three sub-collections comprising the Cambridge Companions in Literature & Classics, the Cambridge Companions in Philosophy, Religion & Culture, plus the newly added Companions in Music:

Literature & Classics include over 300 titles, comprising:
- 150+ Companions to English Literature
- 60+ Companions to American Literature
- 50+ Companions to European & World Literature
- 30+ Companions to Classical Studies
- 30+ Companions to Drama & Theatre

Philosophy, Religion & Culture include over 200 titles, comprising:
- 110+ Companions to Philosophy
- 50+ Companions to Religion
- 25+ Companions to Culture

Music includes over 70 titles, comprising:
- 20+ Titles in Twentieth Century and contemporary music
- 15+ Titles in musical performance
- 10+ Titles in Seventeenth, Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century music

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Oxford Bibliographies

Oxford Bibliographies

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Developed cooperatively with scholars and librarians worldwide, Oxford Bibliographies offers exclusive, authoritative research guides. Combining the best features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia, this cutting-edge resource guides researchers to the best available scholarship across a wide variety of subjects. Now offering a rapidly expanding range of subject areas and on-going enhancements to the site, Oxford Bibliographies is reaching more scholars and students than ever before, increasing productivity, saving time, and elevating the quality of research.

Key Features:
Selective: Expert recommendations on the best works available in each discipline - whether it be a chapter, a book, a journal article, a website, an archive, or data set - streamline the research process
Credible: Each subject area is overseen by an Editor in Chief, an Editorial Board, and peer reviewers, ensuring a balanced perspective with scholarly accuracy, authority, and objectivity
Original Scholarly Content: Each article includes an introduction written by a top scholar in the field, with original commentary and annotations by top scholars, making it an authoritative guide to the current scholarship
Seamless Pathways: Intuitive linking and discoverability tools help users quickly locate full text content to prevent dead ends
Customization: Oxford Bibliographies personalization allows you to sign in to create a personalized list of citations with your own notes and annotations
Up to Date and Expanding: A robust updating program keeps researchers informed of advances in their field
Discoverability: MARC 21 records available at the subject and article level; Open URL and full-text DOIs seamlessly link citations to the library's catalog increasing discoverability and usage of library resources

Modules currently available:
African Studies, American Literature, Anthropology, Atlantic History, Biblical Studies, British & Irish Literature, Buddhism, Childhood Studies, Cinema & Media Studies, Classics, Communication, Criminology, Ecology, Education, Geography, Hinduism, International Law, International Relations, Islamic Studies, Jewish Studies, Latin American Studies, Latino Studies, Linguistics, Management, Medieval Studies, Military History, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Renaissance & Reformation, Social Work, Sociology, Victorian, Literature.

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Oxford Handbooks

Oxford Handbooks

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Oxford Handbooks Online brings together the world's leading scholars to write review essays that evaluate the current thinking on a field or topic, and make an original argument about the future direction of the debate. The Oxford Handbooks are one of the most successful and cited series within scholarly publishing, containing in-depth, high-level articles by scholars at the top of their field and for the first time, the entire collection of work across 14 subject areas is available here:

Archaeology, Business & Management, Classical Studies, Criminology & Criminal Justice, Economics and Finance, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion.

Features:
Discover classic works of scholarship, together with newly-published works, across 14 subject areas
Jumpstart research with authoritative guides to the scholarship that defines the field
Expand research in cutting-edge topics with online-first and online-only scholarly review articles commissioned by an Editor in Chief and Board of subject experts
Oxford Scholarship subscribers can link from Oxford Handbooks Online.

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Oxford Shakespeare Online, NEW

Oxford Shakespeare Online, NEW

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Crowning the Shakespeare 400th-anniversary year, The New Oxford Shakespeare presents an entirely new consideration of all of Shakespeare's works, edited from first principles from the base-texts themselves, and drawing on the latest textual and theatrical scholarship.

The three interconnected print publications and the online edition have been created by an international, intergenerational team of scholars under the leadership of Gary Taylor, John Jowett, Terri Bourus, and Gabriel Egan. The project's scope, depth, and vision provide the perfect platform for the future of Shakespeare studies.

"The New Oxford Shakespeare addresses 'the great variety of readers'-students, scholars, actors, writers, artists - in multiple formats, at multiple levels. It combines the best of previous scholarship with twenty-first century tools to find better solutions to old problems."

The Online edition brings the content of all three print volumes together as one powerful resource, presented on the Oxford Scholarly Editions Online platform

Modern Critical Edition
- Modern spelling for reading and study
- A complete Shakespeare for students and teachers
- Annotated with performance points and explanatory notes
- Timelines and compilations of historical and modern critical responses
- Available now - November 2016

Critical Reference Edition
- Original spelling from folio and quarto copy-texts
- A complete Shakespeare for literary and bibliographic scholars
- Detailed critical apparatus supports chosen readings and emendations
- Introductions cover original performance details and textual history
- Available December 2016

Authorship Companion
- The editorial principles of the edition for literary scholars
- Methods of statistical analysis for attribution studies
- A major contribution to the debates over what Shakespeare wrote
- Case studies on the authorship of problematic plays and passages
- Available early 2017

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Oxford Scholarly Editions

Oxford Scholarly Editions

Publisher: Oxford University Press

'This is a game-changing online file that surpasses the equivalent print editions and is recommended for serious scholarship in the humanities ...'

Oxford Scholarly Editions Online (OSEO) are the cornerstones of humanities scholarship, and Oxford University Press's list is unparalleled in breadth and quality.

Provides access to more than 750 scholarly editions of material written between 1485 and 1837, plus Classical Latin poetry, history, and drama. Currently includes all of Shakespeare's plays, the complete works of Jane Austen, Ovid, and Virgil, the poetry of John Donne and much more.

The collection is set to grow into a massive virtual library, ultimately including the entirety of Oxford's distinguished list of authoritative scholarly editions, from the Oxford Classical Texts to the Romantic poets and from medieval Latin chronicles to the twentieth century.

By publishing these texts online, OSEO makes highly sought after editions more accessible, searchable, and interconnected than ever before.

Overseen by a prestigious editorial board of prominent academics, led by Michael F. Suarez, S.J. (Director of the Rare Book School at University of Virginia) , ensuring the highest editorial standards. Unlocking texts with OSEO, users can...

- Browse each text's editor's record of important variations, and interpretative and explanatory notes directly alongisde the text
- Be assured of authoritative and reliable content with scholarly accreditation
- Utilize excellent searching and linking facilities
- Access editions anywhere, anytime - teach a class across the world knowing everyone is using the same, trusted edition

OSEO will grow into a massive virtual library, with new content added in chronological steps until ultimately it will include all of Oxford's distinguished list of authoritative scholarly editions, from the Oxford Classical Texts to the Romantic poets, and from medieval Latin chronicles to the twentieth century.

Readership: Academics, postgraduates, undergraduates working primarily in the fields of English Literature, Philosophy, History, and Religion.

"This is a game-changing online file that surpasses the equivalent print editions and is recommended for serious scholarship in the humanities everywhere." - Cheryl LaGuardia, Library Journal

"These digitized scholarly editions are not intended to eclipse the print volumes. Indeed, one can well imagine working with the print and electronic formats in concert. What this new version does confer is a whole new level of discoverability." - J. Millhorn, Northern Illinois University, Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries (Editors' Picks)

"Authoritative sourcing is critical in humanities scholarship, and few institutions in the world are more respected than Oxford University" - Barbara Quint, Information Today

"Such editions have the familiar advantages of being able to search across a large corpus of material as well as notes which can be viewed alongside the text rather than tucked away at the end of a printed book." - Matthew Reisz, Times Higher Education

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Latin: Drama, History and Poetry

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Oxford Scholarship

Oxford Scholarship

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Combines excellence with innovation, a unique and invaluable tool for both teaching and research. The most important scholarly books that Oxford University Press publishers in the humanities and social sciences are now accessible online for a one-time purchase fee or by annual subscription.

The following subject modules are available: Biology, Business & Management, Classical Studies, Economics & Finance, History, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Music.

Special features make research easier and results more relevant. Oxford has commissioned keywords, book and chapter abstract for each work. Vast majority are written by the original author, alongside journal abstracts through a variety of online services. Reference linking from bibliographies and footnotes to available online content, such as journals from wide range of publishers, helps scholars and students discover new resources. Classic works of scholarship and newly published works are more accessible than ever before, making this a unique and invaluable research tool for scholars and students. Includes: full text of 1000+ carefully selected titles, 250,000+ book pages, 100+ million words, with at least 200 new books added each year. Each book has to be approved by a board of leading academics from Oxford University.

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Very Short Introductions

Very Short Introductions

Publisher: Oxford University Press

The perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly ... Launched by Oxford University Press
in 1995, Very Short Introductions offer concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas from Climate to Consciousness, Game Theory to Ancient Warfare, Economics to Documentary Film - now available Online. All titles provide intelligent and serious introductions, written by experts in the field who combine facts, analysis, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make challenging topics highly readable. Brilliant. Sharp. Inspiring. Over 370 Very Short Introductions are now available as an online resource offering scholars and students OUP's premier publishing series in an easily discoverable, fully cross searchable, and highly accessible format. Titles can now be found directly alongside reference, biography, bibliography,monograph, dictionary, scholarly, and journal content, making them a more integrated and accessible part of digital research journeys than ever before. Inspiring services for Librarians. Very Short Introductions cover the following subject areas:

- Arts & Humanities including: History, Literature, Philosopy, Religion, Music
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Brilliant benefits for all kinds of users. Whether you are a researcher, lecturer, student, or just avidly curious, Very Short Introductions allow you to discover a new topic or subject through an intelligent and serious introduction written by authors who are experts in their field. Regularly updated with the newest titles, this online resource can benefit your work and research. Includes Reading Guides and Videos.

Benefits for students: Consider study options, embark on a new module, topic, or essay, or revise a particular topic or subject. Use comprehensive interlinking with other Oxford online resources, enhancing journeys from
introductory material to advanced content. Remotely access the resource from anywhere and at any time-read and research on-the-go.

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World Book eBooks Suite for Schools

World Book eBooks Suite for Schools

Publisher: World Book Inc

Premier collection of highly illustrated, engaging titles that supports a span of curriculum areas and reading levels. Goes above and beyond other eBook platforms by providing a child-friendly layout and extensive subject coverage, as well as such interactive features as games, videos, and audio clips.

eBook Series: selection of World Book's acclaimed series of nonfiction titles in eBook format. Supports a span of curriculum areas and reading levels. These highly illustrated and engaging titles can be accessed 24/7 on desktop computers, iPad®s, iPhone®s, and a selection of Android devices.

Open Access: collection of popular fiction and nonfiction eBooks from timeless authors available on World Book's easy-to-use online digital platform. Students fulfilling curriculum- based reading requirements benefit from unlimited simultaneous access to eBooks, no holds or waiting for the entire school or classroom! All ages.

Key Features:
- Personalize your eBooks account with customized Bookshelves
- Annotate and highlight text
- Save annotations, highlights, and bookmarks to individual accounts
- Collection spans nearly all curriculum areas
- 24/7 unlimited simultaneous access and unlimited downloads for offline reading
- Offline notes synchronize with online reader
- Automatically updated and continually growing collection at no additional charge
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World Shakespeare Bibliography

World Shakespeare Bibliography

Publisher: Oxford University Press

The World Shakespeare Bibliography in association with The Folger Shakespeare Library. This searchable electronic database consists of the most comprehensive record of Shakespeare-related scholarship and theatrical productions published, or produced, worldwide from 1960 to the present.

An essential tool for anyone engaged in research on Shakespeare or early modern England. Search international Shakespeare scholarship including articles, books, chapters, dissertations, editions, adaptations, and digital projects. Access to information about and reviews of films, professional stage productions, music, and recordings from around the globe. Features include:

- The most comprehensive record of Shakespeare-related scholarship and theatrical productions
- Over 126,000 annotated and cross-referenced entries and over a million reviews
- Provides diverse types of content, including books, articles, book reviews, dissertations, reviews of films and stage productions, and multimedia
- Extends to over 120 languages, representing every country in North America, South America, and Europe, and nearly every country in Asia, Africa, and Oceania
- Sources cover work/productions from 1960 to today, and the site is updated on an on-going basis
- Complex bibliographic searches by subject, author, title, and phrases

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