Oxford Scholarship Online (OSO)
Last Updated: Jul 29, 2021 9:07 AM
Oxford Scholarship Online (OSO) provides centralized access to e-books from Oxford University Press, one of the oldest and largest university presses in the world and widely-recognized as a top publisher of scholarly books.
Oxford e-books support student learning and faculty research across a wide array of subjects: biology, history, mathematics, philosophy, public health, business and management, law, music, physics, religion, classical studies, linguistics, political science, social work, economics, and finance, literature, psychology, and sociology.
Using Oxford eBooks: you can download book chapters as PDF files to print, e-mail and read them offline on your cell phone, tablet, e-reader, laptop, or desktop computer. Oxford e-books conform to WC3 Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
Searching OSO: you can search the full-text of all e-books by title, author, subject, keyword, abstract, and publication date. You can limit your search results to those e-books to which the UB Libraries provides full-text access by clicking on “Full Text” under “Availability” in the left-hand column of the search results screen.
Where to Find Oxford e-Books: in addition to the OSO platform, you can access these e-books individually through the UB Libraries Catalog. Oxford e-books often show up in Google and Google Scholar as well.
Using Oxford e-Books as Course Materials: we encourage faculty to assign Oxford e-books as textbooks for their courses. There are no limits to the number of people that can use Oxford e-books. Links to e-books and e-book chapters can be embedded in UBlearns or other online course materials.
For more details, see Oxford’s list of Frequently Asked Questions.
OSO includes nearly all Oxford University Press e-books published online from September, 2012 onward except for those found in Oxford Handbooks Online and Oxford Music Online. New e-books are uploaded to OSO in January, May, and September.
The UB Libraries own print versions of many Oxford University Press titles and there is some overlap with the e-books available on OSO. Use the UB Libraries Catalog to determine a book's availability in print (be sure to note the books status, location and call number).