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Oxford Reference Library is an online collection of in-depth, specialist content from Oxford's award-winning Encyclopedias and Companions, as well as a critical selection of partner publishers’ scholarly works. These major reference titles are available to access online exclusively through Oxford Reference. Each title is fully cross-searchable with over 300,000 free Overview pages, 275 free Timelines, and featured topical entries available on Oxford Reference providing you with a full research pathway.

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  • Navigate to content quickly and easily with a fresh design and intuitive functionality
  • Quick & advanced search catering for all user levels
  • 300,000 overview pages, 275 free Timelines, and online-only Quotations title
  • Illustrations, including photographs, line diagrams, maps, and tables
  • Thousands of high-quality and carefully researched web links
  • Personalization functionality allowing users to save content, searches, and more
  • Sharing is simple with integrated tools for social bookmarking, email, and citation export

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