January 31, 2012
New Subject Area
Introducing User-Driven Enhancements to Oxford Bibliographies
Oxford is pleased to introduce a new Oxford Bibliographies with an improved site design, robust search functions, and expanded user resources.
With this update, subscribers benefit from several user-driven enhancements including:
Streamlined Research Experience
Sophisticated search criteria such as the ability to search by source type, author, or citation allow users to narrow down their search to a specific article or topic and provides a more efficient pathway to exactly the article, link, or citation needed for research.
The homepage now easily accommodates the large number of subject areas now available, as well as those scheduled to launch soon. The new layout allows for more intuitive navigation and facilitates easy access to subject areas.
The individual article pages have also been improved with design enhancements that include floating tables of contents and collapsible sidebars, making exploration of the breadth and depth of this resource simple and straightforward.
Expanded User Guides and Resources for Librarians
Tools for librarians and in-library promotional materials such as customizable email templates, posters, pens, and more are available to help improve discoverability and to increase usage of Oxford Bibliographies in your library.
Explore Oxford Bibliographies
Join one of Oxford’s online product experts for a personal, step-by-step, walkthrough of Oxford Bibliographies, including specific case uses and research examples. View the schedule and sign up!
AUTHORITY AND INNOVATION FOR SCHOLARLY RESEARCH
Oxford Bibliographies continues to bring to online research the innovation and quality assurance that is expected from Oxford University Press. Feedback from librarians and users continues to inform ongoing improvements to search, design, and usability, ensuring it remains a cutting-edge, essential tool for researchers at every level.
TELL US WHAT YOU THINK
Oxford User Research Program
The Oxford User Research Program is a longitudinal, global initiative assessing the way librarians, academics, and students discover, view, evaluate, and interact with content. The feedback from this program informs the development and improvement of Oxford Bibliographies to ensure a positive and valuable experience for users. If you are interested in learning more and how you can get involved in the Oxford User Research Program, please contact our Market Research Department.
- The December 2011 update introduced Education to Oxford Bibliographies
- The November 2011 update introduced Cinema and Media Studies, Latin American Studies, and Linguistics to Oxford Bibliographies.
- The September 2011 update introduced 75 new articles to Oxford Bibliographies across seven subject areas and the announcement of the launch of Oxford Bibliographies: Latino Studies.
- The July 2011 update introduced 91 new articles to Oxford Bibliographies across eight subject areas and the announcement of the launch of Oxford Bibliographies: Sociology.
- The June 2011 update introduced 115 new articles to Oxford Bibliographies across eight subject areas and the announcement of the new Geography module.
- The April 2011 update introduced more than 50 new articles to Oxford Bibliographies across eight subject areas.
- The March 2011 update introduced Communication, International Relations, Public Health, and Victorian Literature to Oxford Bibliographies.
- The February 2011 update introduced Hinduism to Oxford Bibliographies.
- The December 2010 update introduced Medieval Studies to Oxford Bibliographies.