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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 millions of 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 near-comprehensive collection of Western operas, captured on video Selections represent the world's best performers, conductors, and opera houses and are based on a work's importance to the operatic canon. The database also includes interviews and documentaries on opera. Users can view operas in their entirety or scene by scene, read transcripts, and select and share clips.
Presents both sides of complex "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.
Optics InfoBase is the Optical Society of America's full text repository of both current and past volumes of all its journals. It also contains recent proceedings from OSA conferences. Create a personal account to access the OSA Communities connecting with other scholars in the field.
Thousands of full text classic works and firsthand accounts in books, documents, pictures, images, and sounds from world history, U.S. history, science and mathematics, social sciences, literature, political science and law, language, and philosophy and religion. Choose Browse Collections to locate classical speeches, Shakespeare, the log of the Mayflower, Newton's Principia, and much more.
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.
Includes Grove Art Online (a comprehensive online encyclopedia of the visual arts including articles, biographies, and images), Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms. Oxford Art Online contains many images of art that are not available freely online.
Oxford Bibliographies Online (OBO) is a collection of scholarly, discipline-based subject modules supplying recommended significant sources. Topics include Medieval Studies, Islamic Studies, and Buddhism which may be searched individually or simultaneously. Results include full text and/or cited references.
Gives access to Ebooks covering a variety of business and management topics. Auraria Library has purchased access to full text of titles published to OHO in the September, 2009 and the May, 2010 and the September, 2010 updates. All handbooks, except those with a closed padlock icon next to the title, are available full text.
Full text online access to electronic journals published by the Oxford University Press from 1996 to the present. Note: Despite requests to Oxford to remove a message urging users to purchase titles to which the Library does not subscribe, the message remains, tainting this otherwise excellent collection. Campus users may, in fact, use the Library's interlibrary loan service to request unowned titles.
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. Includes streaming videos with commentary and samples of music.
A collection of subject-specific encyclopedias, timelines, quotations, and subject and language dictionaries. Find substantial topic overviews, in-depth information, as well as short definitions. Content is heavier in the arts and humanities but includes titles in the social sciences and sciences.