Access an online library of over 13,000 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. Spanning subjects across the humanities, social sciences, science, 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, Oxford Scholarship Online is now available in the below 20 subject areas:
New books are added to OSO frequently throughout the year, bringing cutting-edge works from up-and-coming academics alongside the classic scholarship of established and award-winning names, including Nobel Laureates. Download a full list of available titles.
Why not take a look at our new interactive brochure, a new and exciting way to discover what Oxford Scholarship Online has to offer?
Delivered by the groundbreaking UPSO platform
OSO is part of University Press Scholarship Online, a groundbreaking platform formed by Oxford University Press in partnership with other leading presses across the globe. With UPSO, users can easily search across access more than 23,000 online works of scholarship from celebrated university presses in 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 over 13,000 works from the Oxford University Press, spanning subjects in almost every area of academia
- Benefit from OSO regular publishing schedule, bringing new works from the Press online quicker than ever before
- Read online or download a PDF for when you're offline and on-the-go
- Personalize the site to suit you, saving favourite searches, books, and chapters for quick access in future sessions
- Explore works from our partners with the UPSO platform, allowing seamlessly searching between Oxford University Press and other prestigious presses 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
Obtaining access to OSO
OSO is available to university libraries and academic institutions around the world. If you don't have access to OSO, you can recommend it to your librarian today. If you're a librarian, visit our Librarian's Portal where you'll be able to find out more about our various purchasing options, the excellent library support services we offer, and information on how your institution can claim a 30-day free trial to OSO.