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The Oxford English Dictionary is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. It traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialized periodicals to film scripts and cook books. Hundreds of new entries are added annually.
Opera in Video is a collection of the most important opera performances, captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries. Selections represent the world's best performers, conductors, and opera houses and are based on a work's importance to the operatic canon.
Opposing Viewpoints In Context (OVIC) presents both sides of difficult "hot topic" issues using articles, essays, primary documents, biographies of social activists and reformers, statistics, court case overviews, profiles of government and special interest groups, web-sites, and podcasts.
A large, searchable collection of biomedical books, journals, technical reports, and information sheets. Includes six databases:
The Oxford African American Studies Center database provides a comprehensive collection of scholarship available online focusing on African American and African history and culture. Includes reference materials published by Oxford University Press, including articles, images, maps, charts and tables, and primary sources with commentaries.
Oxford Bibliographies Online (OBO) is a collection of scholarly discipline-based subject modules of recommended significant sources. OBO links directly to specific chapters, books, websites, archives, or data set needed. Auraria Library's subscription covers Medieval Studies, Islamic Studies, and Buddhism which may be searched separately or all at once.
Examines all aspects of warfare and military technology in medieval times including articles on military leaders, battles, sieges, individual fortresses, and military technology focusing on subjects such as armor, navigational techniques, and siege warfare tactics. In addition, each regional overview, such as Britain, the Byzantine Empire, and Hungary, includes a discussion of primary sources, an introductory narrative, and an entry on historiography.
Oxford Music Online (Oxford University Press) includes Grove Music Online (full text of the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera and the New Grove Dictionary of Jazz), the Oxford Dictionary of Music, and the Oxford Companion to Music.