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OAIster Some Full Text Open Access

OAIster provides access to over twenty two million items from open access repositories across the globe. OAIster can be searched or browsed.

OAPEN Library Open Access

Over 2000 open access books from across the sciences.

OASIS ebookSome Full Text Open Access

Openly Available Sources Integrated Search (OASIS) is a search tool that aims to make the discovery of open content easier. OASIS currently searches open content from 97 sources and contains more than 368,000 records. OASIS is being developed at SUNY's Geneseo's Milne Library.

Observatory on Borderless Higher Education AU staff and students only

The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education is a higher education research and monitoring unit within the International Graduate Insight Group (i-graduate), which itself is part of Tribal Group plc.  The Observatory provides information and analysis on trends, policy frameworks, and the full range of international higher education activities at both institutional and governmental levels around the world. It conducts in-house research and consultancies.  Its purpose is to provide data and analysis for institutional leaders and policy-makers so that they may shape their institutional strategies successfully to the changing landscape in international higher education.

ODLIS: Online Dictionary of Library and Information Science ebookSome Full Text

This dictionary of Library and Information Science terminology was created by Joan M. Reitz, Assistant Professor/Instruction Librarian at the Ruth A. Haas Library, Western Connecticut State University (WCSU).

OECD Information and Statistics Some Full Text

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development provides a wealth of information on economic, social development, and health conditions around the world. The statistics and reports are quite informative.

OneLook Dictionaries Some Full Text

The site provides a special Internet search engine that finds your word in online dictionaries in a range of languages. The actual dictionaries are provided by other Web sites.

Online Books Page ebookSome Full Text

Search or browse over 16,000 online books and access relevant news, special exhibitions and links to other e-book collections.

Online Dictionary of the Social Sciences Some Full Text

Search an electronic version of this dictionary, which is a product of Athabasca University and the International Consortium for the Advancement of Academic Publication (ICAAP). It consists of approx. 1000 entries covering the disciplines of sociology, criminology, political science and women's studies with a commitment to Canadian examples, events and names.

Open Humanities Press Open Access

Open Humanities Press is an international, scholar-led open access publishing collective whose mission is to make leading works of contemporary critical thought available worldwide.

Open Library ebook Open Access

Open Library is an initiative of the Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. This collection includes numerous ebooks available to be borrowed with a free account. Contains collection from the National Emergency Library.

Open Research Online Open Access

Open Research Online is the Open University's repository of research publications and other research outputs.

Open Syllabus Finder Open Access

It represents roughly 5 percent of English-language curriculums in the last decade, researchers guess, although its collection is skewed towards the U.S., the U.K., Canada and Australia. This is a very useful search tool when you are already aware of a relevant book or article. Use Syllabus Finder to search for the title and, if an instructor has listed it in an online syllabus, there is a good chance that other items he or she lists could be relevant to your research.

OpenDOAR Some Full Text Open Access

OpenDOAR, the Directory of Open Access Repositories, is a directory of academic open access repositories. Included in this resource are repositories from global universities and colleges, as well as Libraries, historical societies, and a range of other academically focused organizations.

OpenGLAM Open Access

This site is run by Open Knowledge and is an initiative to building a global cultural commons for everyone to use, access, and enjoy. It does so by working with GLAM organizations, which are galleries, libraries, archives, and museums, to open their content and data.

Notably, this site houses the online journal called The Public Domain Review which is focused on cultural works in the public domain. For more information visit:
Note: Additionally, this site curates lists of open collections from galleries, libraries, archives, and museums around the world. To access their open collections list, you’ll need to create a free account at:

Opera del Vocabolario Italiano (OVI) Database AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

This database from the ARTFL Project (University of Chicago) provides access to vernacular texts, "the majority of which are dated prior to 1375, the year of Boccaccio's death. The verse and prose works include early masters of Italian literature like Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio, as well as lesser-known and obscure texts by poets, merchants, and medieval chroniclers".

Oral History Online AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

Access collections of oral history in English from around the world, including full-text narratives and interviews, audio and video files and thousands of bibliographic records.

OSSHE Historical & Cultural Atlas Resource Some Full Text

This collection of maps and images for Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and North America, has been developed cooperatively between the University of Oregon Department of History, UO New Media Center and Department of Geography InfoGraphics Lab. All of the atlas resources contained in the site are original materials produced for this project.

Ovid AU staff and students only

Search this database of hundreds of journals from over 50 publishers and societies covering Clinical Medicine, Behavioral & Social Sciences, Life Sciences, Nursing, Physical Science & Engineering, and Psychology. Full text is included for selected titles, with particular strength in the areas of nursing and medicine.

Oxford Art Online AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

Oxford Art Online provides access to Grove Art Online, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms.

Oxford Dictionary of Law AU staff and students onlyebookSome Full Text

Oxford University Press provides a legal reference of major terms, concepts, and processes for professionals and students in the UK or any Commonwealth country where the legal system is founded on English law. Coverage includes European law, the Internet, world trade, divorce law, local government, property law, consumer and data protection, and criminal law. Made available through Oxford Reference Online.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography provides biographical entries for more than 55,000 people who played a role in the history of the British Isles.

Oxford English Dictionary AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

The OED traces the history of the English language, showing not only the current meaning of words, but also their origins and development through time (etymology). Entries are illustrated by quotations from a wide range of English language sources from around the world.

Oxford Journals AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

Oxford Journals provides backfile access to over 230 academic and research journals published by Oxford University Press in the humanities, social sciences, life sciences, law, medicine, mathematics and physical sciences.

Oxford Music Online AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

Oxford Music Online provides access to Grove Music Online, The Oxford Dictionary of Music and The Oxford Companion to Music.

Oxford Open Some Full Text Open Access

Oxford Open embraces both green and gold open access (OA) publishing to support their mission to facilitate the widest possible dissemination of high-quality research.

Oxford Reference AU staff and students only

Access a cross-searchable web database that brings together dictionaries of quotations, language dictionaries and thesauri, and dictionaries for science and medicine, humanities and social science, and business and law, as well as the World Encyclopedia.

Oxford Scholarship Online AU staff and students onlyebookSome Full Text

Oxford Scholarship Online provides full text access to more than 1200 e-books published in the areas of philosophy, economics and finance, political science and religion.

Oxford Text Archive ebookSome Full Text

Founded in 1976 and dedicated to encouraging the acceptance of electronic texts within academia, the Archive contains an extensive collection of high quality e-texts and reference works in a variety of languages.

Oxford University Press: Concise Medical Dictionary (9 ed.) AU staff and students only

Written by a team of medical experts, it has been fully revised and updated for this new edition to reflect the very latest in medical knowledge and practice. Accessible entries are complemented by over 150 illustrations. The 9th edition includes over 450 new entries and features up-to-date coverage of public health medicine and general practice, drugs and pharmacology, endocrinology (particularly diabetology), and cardiology, amongst other specialist areas. Recommended web links are provided for many entries, and appendices have been expanded to include units of alcohol and the calculation of alcohol by volume, and a table of inherited medical conditions.