Monday, November 22, 2010

, Database Trial: Oxford Bibliographies Online

Trial access to Oxford Bibliographies Online is available to MTSU students and faculty:

Students in particular need this type of resource guide more than ever. A small but growing number of fields are covered so far: Atlantic History, Biblical Studies, Buddhism, Classics, Islamic Studies, Philosophy, and Renaissance and Reformation. Each of these broad topics is broken down into subtopics (e.g., Africa and the Atlantic World). This collection of bibliographies has the potential to be an online version of high quality bibliographies like  American Historical Association's Guide to Historical Literature (R 016.9 Am3g, 1995). 

One nice feature of Oxford Bibliographies Online is that every annotated reference to a book includes a link to WorldCat, which in turn indicates which libraries (MTSU and others) own the book.