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Oxford Demonstrates its Love for Libraries With WEEK of FREE CONTENT

Released on April 7, 2014

“OUP is quickly becoming one of my very very favorite library advocates.”

Kate Tkacik (thelifeguardlibrarian), 2013 Library Journal Mover & Shaker



New York, NY, April 7, 2014—In celebration of National Library Week in the US (April 13 -19, 2014), a week taken to highlight the value of libraries and librarians, Oxford University Press (OUP) will be making numerous OUP online products, excluding journals, freely available in the US. This free access will begin on April 13 and end on April 19 at this url:

Access will be disseminated via a single username and password.

“We are so excited to free up all of our online content and give it back to the library community, which has given us so much over the years,” notes Stephen Selgrade of OUP’s Online Marketing team.  “This is truly an unprecedented amount of free content, from over 30 online databases, covering everything from law to medicine, science to humanities, and math to art and music. Whether you are an academic scholar, high school student, librarian, lawyer, doctor, or an individual searching to learn something new, you’ll be able to find high quality scholarship that fits your needs.”

Free Content
Please click on any of the links below to view some of the free content that we provide:

Oxford Bibliographies
Oxford Reference
Very Short Introductions Online

History, Biographical, and Social Sciences:
American National Biography
Electronic Enlightenment
Oxford African American Studies Center
Oxford Biblical Studies Center
Oxford Islamic Studies Online
Social Explorer
Who’s Who & Who Was Who
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Online

Art, Music, and Fashion:
Benezit Dictionary of Artists
Berg Fashion Library
Grove Art Online
Grove Music Online
Oxford Scholary Editions Online
Oxford History of Western Music

Oxford Dictionaries
Oxford English Dictionary
Oxford Language Dictionaries Online

AMA Manual of Style
Oxford Medicine Online


Resource Centers for librarians, students and professors:
If you need additional resources, tools, and ideas to help you make the most of Oxford’s online resources, please visit the following Resource Centers:
• Librarians Resource Center
• Students Resource Center
• Researchers Resource Center


To obtain a media login/password to the free content, or speak with someone at OUP regarding Online content and National Library Week please contact Purdy, 212.726.6032 or

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About Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

OUP is the world's largest university press with the widest global presence. It currently publishes thousands of new publications a year, has offices in around fifty countries, and employs some 6,000 people worldwide.

It has become familiar to millions through a diverse publishing programme that includes scholarly works in all academic disciplines, bibles, music, school and college textbooks, children's books, materials for teaching English as a foreign language, business books, dictionaries and reference books, and academic journals.