May 24, 2022

Coming Next Week: Oxford University Will Offer Free Access to More than 30 Databases During National Library Week 2014

National Library Week 2014 begins in six days (Sunday, April 13, 2014) here in the United States and we’re now hearing from publishers/database providers about what freebies they’ll offer during NLW. We’ll post links throughout this week and roundup when NLW gets underway.

Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press will offer for free access (U.S. only) to ALL online resources (except journals) to help celebrate NLW 2014.

Free access will begin on April 13 and end on April 19 at this url:

Access will be disseminated via a single username and password.

Please click on any of the links below to view some of the free content that we provide: 


Oxford Bibliographies

Oxford Handbooks Online

University Press Scholarship Online

Oxford Reference

Very Short Introductions Online

British Academy Publications Online

Art, Music, and Fashion

Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Berg Fashion Library

Grove Art Online

Grove Music Online

Oxford History of Western Music

History, Biographical, and Social Sciences

American National Biography

Electronic Enlightenment

Encyclopedia of Social Work

Oxford African American Studies Center

Oxford Biblical Studies Center

Oxford Islamic Studies Online

Social Explorer

Who’s Who & Who Was Who

Languages and Literature

Oxford Dictionaries

Oxford English Dictionary

Oxford Language Dictionaries Online

Oxford Scholarly Editions Online


Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law

Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law

Oxford Reports on International Law

Oxford Constitutions of the World

Oxford Competition Law

Investment Claims


AMA Manual of Style

Encyclopedia of Social Work

Oxford Medicine Online

Again, free access will begin (U.S. only) on April 13 and end on April 19 at this url:

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.