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Bringing together 2 million digitized entries across Oxford’s Dictionaries, Companions and Encyclopedias, Oxford Reference spans 25 different subject areas. As you browse through Oxford Reference, you may find results that range from short-entry, general reference to more in-depth articles on specialized subjects.

Oxford Quick Reference

A core foundation of 135+ academic subject, language, and quotations dictionaries providing carefully vetted, trusted short-entry content.
A monthly updating program - led by Oxford’s experienced reference staff, external academic advisors, and based on user feedback - checks and revises articles for top levels of accuracy and timeliness There are 3 major content releases a year add new titles and editions
Best For: Checking a fact or finding key, trusted information on a person, concept, or term.

Oxford Reference Library

200+ in-depth, specialized titles from Oxford’s award-winning Encyclopedias and Companions, and a selection of partner publishers’ scholarly works.
New titles and editions are added throughout the year, as they publish in print
Includes some of Oxford’s most well-known, most visited titles including The Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd edition and the Oxford Classical Dictionary, 4th edition.
Best For: Conducting more comprehensive research on a specific topic, drawing from in-depth articles

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