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Welcome to Oxford DNB subscriber services. These pages contain information on accessing the Oxford DNB, managing your subscription, and getting help if you have a problem. But you might want our how to subscribe page.

  • NEW! Library resources provides information for librarians on how to use and promote the Oxford DNB.

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Using the dictionary

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Marc Records

These MARC21 records are AACR2, SACO and NACO-compliant.
Please note, you will require MARC record reader/loader software to add these .mrc files to your library system.

As a market-leading digital publisher, Oxford University Press follow the recognized industry standard for recording usage: COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of NeTworked Electronic Resources). COUNTER has revised its Code of Practice with the latest release, COUNTER 4. We are currently working towards providing you with these enhanced reports. Given the diversity of our list and the COUNTER 4 release coinciding with additional work we are doing to enhance our usage statistics portal, the cut-over will be done in a phased approach with a majority of reports available during the first quarter of 2014. You will see updated information on the timeline the next time you log in to retrieve your reports.

If you would like to read about the COUNTER project or to see more information about the Release 4 reports please visit the COUNTER website - http://www.projectcounter.org/

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