Two major E-book Collection trials: EBSCO's Academic Collection and Ebrary's Academic Complete

22 March 2013

Over 100,000 extra e-books for Easter and Trinity Term, available from SOLO and OxLIP+.

From 18 March – 18 May 2013, the Bodleian Libraries is trialling The Academic Collection from EBSCO. This is a collection of 110,000 e-books from a wide range of academic publishers, including Ashgate, Cambridge University Press, De Gruyter, Edinburgh University Press, Harvard University Press, MIT Press, Oxford University Press, Peter Lang, Princeton University Press etc.

Subject coverage includes: Art, Business & Economics, Education, History, Language, Literary Criticism, Mathematics, Medical and Life Sciences, Philosophy, Physical Sciences, Poetry, Political Science, Religion, Social Science, Technology & Engineering. The books range in date from 1963-2012, with 30% from 2009 or later.

All titles may be located individually or browsed on SOLO, and the full collection may also be browsed from Oxlip+, or via the URL:,shib&profile=ehost&defaultdb=e000tww&custid=s8580219

All trial titles are available with multiple concurrent user access within the Bodleian Libraries. University members may also download books to mobile devices and access remotely via their SSO.

At the end of the trial the records and links will be removed from SOLO. From 18 May - 28 June 2013, we will be trialling a similar product, Ebrary’s Academic Complete.

Feedback on both trials will be much appreciated and should be sent to This will assist in deciding whether the Bodleian Libraries should subscribe to either package for 2013-14.

Meanwhile, as the two trials will run consecutively, library users will have the benefit of over 100,000 extra e-books for the Easter vacation and the whole of Trinity Term 2013.
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