January 25, 2022

Oxford University Press Launches “Very Short Introductions” Series Online, Now Available For Library Subscriptions

News from Oxford U. Press:

Oxford University Press’ Very Short Introductions (VSIs) are available online today. The 350 titles in the well-known and loved series will be available online for the first time to students, academics, and librarians through their institutional library with Very Short Introductions online.

Very Short Introductions will launch as an online resource and will be updated regularly with new titles.

It will act as a stepping stone to other scholarly content in an easily discoverable, fully cross-searchable, and highly accessible format, which will be fully integrated with other OUP online services. This will bring the VSI content alongside reference, biography, bibliography, monograph, dictionary, scholarly, and journals content, making it more integrated and accessible within a users’ digital research journey than ever before. Users will be able to personalize their account to save favorite sections, and static DOIs will allow scholars to return to each title. 

The print books appeal to general readers, students, and scholars alike and they will continue to be published with the same frequency. However, this online resource is designed to give students access to an enormous catalogue of titles, ranging from Aristotle to Particle Physics, written by world renowned academics in their field.

See Also: Browse All VSIs (by Title)

See Also: Browse All VSIs Available (by Subject)

See Also: Very Short Introductions FAQ

See Also: Very Short Introductions (Facebook Page)

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