About Oxford Bibliographies


Oxford Bibliographies is like a GPS for academics awash in a sea of information”

Casper Grathwohl
Senior Vice President, Group Strategy, OUP


What is Oxford Bibliographies?

Developed cooperatively with scholars and librarians worldwide, Oxford Bibliographies is more than a bibliographic service or an aggregator of links. A library of exclusive discipline-focused online guides to the essential literature across a broad range of subject areas, this cutting-edge resources combines the best features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia. These authoritative research guides lead researchers to the best available scholarship across a wide variety of subjects.

Oxford Bibliographies provides students and faculty with:

  • High-level overviews of scholarship to quickly get you up to speed on topics outside your area of expertise
  • Multiple peer reviews and Editorial Board vetting of content, ensuring that students get a balanced perspective with scholarly accuracy and objectivity
  • References to print and online materials for a reliable guide to must-read sources
  • Regularly updated expert recommendations on the best works available—with seamless linking to your library’s catalog, OCLC WorldCat, and Google Books
  • Scholarly introductions, commentary, and annotations, which provide basic understanding, framing context, and relationships of the specialized literature on major and minor areas of research

Oxford Bibliographies offers librarians an excellent service with:

  • Personal profiles that allow users to "create their own bibliographies" from citations across different entries/subjects and easily organize their research 
  • Citations that link through to your collection via Open URL and full-text DOIs, increasing discoverability and usage of library resources
  • COUNTER-compliant usage statistics available to help you monitor how your patrons are using Oxford Bibliographies
  • Free MARC 21 records available at the subject and article level