Scholarly Freebies at Oxford University Press During National Library Week

Resources available from OUP for National Library Week
Online resources available for free April 13-19 from Oxford University Press in honor of National Library Week. (image CC-BY-SA K. Moore)

A massive treasure trove of scholarly gems, normally locked up tight behind fully operational internet security and authentication, will be available April 13-19 in honor of National Library Week. These riches—online books and databases—are products of Oxford University Press. A common username/password pair will provide access to any visitor from the U.S. or Canada to the OUP online resources, excluding journals, during National Library Week.

This is pretty exciting for me since, upon hearing mention of  the Oxford English Dictionary, a slight excess of saliva drove me to look up the term “Pavlovian.”

Stephen Selgrade of OUP’s Online Marketing team described this treasure trove as “an unprecedented amount of free content, from over 30 online databases, covering everything from law to medicine, science to humanities, and math to art and music. Whether you are an academic scholar, high school student, librarian, lawyer, doctor, or an individual searching to learn something new, you’ll be able to find high quality scholarship that fits your needs.”

To see the available resources and get the login details, go to the OUP National Library Week page.

The login will only work April 13-19, but there are samples available for browsing before then without logging in, so you can try out different databases and books.

GeekMom’s enthusiasm for libraries has been shared in various posts in the past:

Geek the Library Asks “What Do You Geek?”
The Nerd States of Blissful Library Addiction
Creating Tiny Libraries Everywhere

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Kay works with engineers, scientists, and programmers as a writer and editor, which she prefers over working with muggles. When sufficiently caffeinated, she geeks out over words, communication, biology, needlework, and recreational sports. And, of course, chocolate. Her children _may_ have been exposed to D&D at a too-young age, but they continue to play happily to this day.