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Higher education and university
Here you'll find guides and ideas on using the online Oxford DNB for teaching preparation, seminar reading, and essay writing in higher education.
As a collection of 57,000 people who shaped all walks of Britain's past, the Oxford DNB is naturally useful for history lecturers and students. But its breadth means it also has much to interest people studying English, art history, the histories of science or ideas, politics and political philosophy, and sociology.
Guides to using the online Oxford DNB
We have provided three background guides that show how lecturers and students can use the dictionary, particularly when studying British and world history, English literature, politics, and art history. (all pdf files)
Teaching with the Oxford DNB
We've put together some further suggestions for using the Oxford DNB, and how three of its key features can contribute to teaching and studying.
How other university teachers are using the Oxford DNB
Three lecturers explain how they use the dictionary, either as background to their teaching or as the basis for dedicated courses:
Getting access to the complete Oxford DNB
If your college or university already subscribes to the Oxford DNB you can get access to all 57,000 biographies, and Themes, through your institution's link.
Further information on the Oxford DNB–including details of daily free biographies delivered to your inbox–can be found at www.oxforddnb.com.
Don't forget: in the UK you can get personal access to the full Oxford DNB online via most public libraries; remote log-ins allow library members to read the Oxford DNB at home for free.