The Bodleian Libraries are trialling two major e-book collections for Trinity Term. These are:

  • The Academic Collection (EBSCO). Trial runs 18 March 18 May 2013
  • Academic Complete (Ebrary). Trial runs 18 May - 28 June 2013

The Academic Collection (EBSCO) comprises 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=s858021

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.

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.

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