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Very Short Introductions Go Online

Released on September 24, 2013

Oxford University Press' Very Short Introductions (VSIs) are available online today. Hailed as "fascinating" by The Times of London and "always invigorating" by The Independent, the 350 titles in the well-known and loved series will be available online for the first time to students, academics, and librarians through their institutional library with Very Short Introductions online.

Very Short Introductions will launch as an online resource and will be updated regularly with new titles. It will act as a stepping stone to other scholarly content in an easily discoverable, fully cross-searchable, and highly accessible format, which will be fully integrated with other OUP online services. This will bring the VSI content alongside reference, biography, bibliography, monograph, dictionary, scholarly, and journals content, making it more integrated and accessible within a users' digital research journey than ever before. Users will be able to personalize their account to save favorite sections, and static DOIs will allow scholars to return to each title again and again.

"We are delighted to be bringing the Very Short Introductions series online, and to be joining this seam of lively and engaging content up with the rest of our online product portfolio. Our readers and reviewers often tell us that they love the VSIs because they can have one in their pocket at all times. By putting them online we're making it possible for you to have all of them in your pockets at all times."
— Sophie Goldsworthy, Editorial Director for Academic and Trade

The print books appeal to general readers, students, and scholars alike and they will continue to be published with the same frequency. However, this online resource is designed to give students access to an enormous catalogue of titles, ranging from Aristotle to Particle Physics, written by world renowned academics in their field.

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