Oxford Reference Online: Premium Collection










Oxford Reference is an online reference product, spanning 25 different subject areas, bringing together 2 million digitized entries across Oxford University Press’s Dictionaries, Companions and Encyclopedias.


The Premium Collection offers a range of fully-indexed, extensively linked, up to date, and cross-searchable dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press, including detailed information across a broad subject range from titles in the Oxford Companions series. Literature and Western Civilization Collections are also available to Premium Collection subscribers for a small extra charge.


Subscribers to the Premium Collection have access to the following content:


  • Over 600 reference titles.
  • Over 1.4 million entries, many from an expanding range of titles in the Oxford Companion series, extensively cross-referenced.
  • 16,000+ illustrations, including color photographs, line diagrams and tables.
  • 47 Timelines linking thousands of key events in the areas of Art and Architecture; Performing Arts; Literature; Politics and Government; Society; Science, Technology and Medicine; and War. Timelines covering the history of individual countries such as the UK and US are also available. Each event is linked to a carefully-selected article, making research and discovery quick and easy.
  • 775+ locator, physical and political maps for each country of the world, with over 120 island maps, state maps for North America, Canada, and Mexico, and more than 100 city maps, plus the flags of the world.
  • 36,000+ invaluable bibliographies.
  • 167,000+ biographical entries, all cross-referenced and where possible linked to entries in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, American National Biography, Oxford Art Online, Oxford Music Online and Who's Who.
  • Over 3,000 editorially selected external weblinks, at entry, book, and subject level.
  • New and revised titles added regularly.
  • Entries checked and updated throughout the year.


More information is available at Oxford Reference Online: Premium Collection

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