One of the most pressing challenges for research at all levels is managing the immense amount of scholarship available – the numbers of resources are growing exponentially every single day. Whether it’s the initial research into writing a book, a graduate student’s doctoral dissertation, or an undergraduate writing a term paper, it’s harder and harder to know what the important research is to consult.
We are proud to introduce Oxford Bibliographies Online (OBO), designed to help users navigate through the overwhelming mass of information to find reliable sources, directing them to exactly the right chapter, book, website, archive, data set they need for their research.
- Each individual entry within OBO provides a guided tour through the key literature on a specialized sub-topic. Annotations indicate what is included in the work, and provide guidance as to how this resource will aid your research.
- Includes cataloging of non-print material, especially online resources.
- Intuitive linking throughout quickly delivers the user from a citation to full-text content, whether online or available through a library’s catalog.
- Each module has an Editorial Board of 15-20 leading scholars, each with expertise in specialized areas within the field of study.
- At launch, each subject module will include over 50 entries, with an additional 50-75 entries added each year over the course of three updates. All entries are double-peer reviewed and board-vetted and will have a formal review by the Editorial Board once a year to ensure that it remains up-to-date.
Take the online guided tour: http://aboutobo.com/about-obo/a-powerpoint-overview
OBO Subject Modules include:
- Islamic Studies
- Social Work
- Philosophy (May 2010)
- Renaissance and Reformation (May 2010)
- Atlantic History (May 2010)
- Biblical Studies (September 2010)
- Buddhism (September 2010)
- Hinduism (November 2010)
- Medieval Studies (November 2010)
- Communication (January 2011)
- International Relations (January 2011)
- Public Health (January 2011)
- Victorian Literature (January 2011)
Both subscription and perpetual access options are available for each subject module.
For more information about Oxford Bibliographies Online, please contact Mary Conroy at OHIONET (email@example.com or 800-686-8975, ext. 29).