Oxford Biography Resources

On Monday, November 27, 2017, Oxford University Press (OUP) updated their Biography resources:

  • American National Biography Online: UCB, UCI, UCLA, UCM, UCR, UCSB, UCSC, and UCSD
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: UCB, UCD, UCI, UCLA, UCM, UCR, UCSB, UCSC and UCSD [Limited simultaneous user access]

According to the OUP documentation, the biography sites were updated in order to provide a fresh look & feel, enhance discoverability and improve search capabilities, in anticipation of an eventual OUP database migration to the Silverchair platform. The new sites will include:

  • A responsive design enabling seamless access across different formats
  • Searching using a query builder, helping users get straight to the content they need
  • More frequent content updates
  • Social media integration, so users can share content across channels
  • Searching across multimedia, including images and podcasts where available, making it easier to find different types of content

The domain URLs remained the same; however, the location of articles and pages within the domain site may have changed. Consequently, OUP has implemented re-directs within the sites.

American National Biography Online:  http://uclibs.org/PID/6948 
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography:  http://uclibs.org/PID/49456
 


 

Oxford Music and Art Online

On Thursday, December 7, 2017, Oxford Music Online and Oxford Art Online will be updated. The domain URLs of Oxford Music and Art Online will remain the same; however, the location of articles and pages within the domain sites will change. As a result, re-directs will be implemented within the sites.

According to the OUP documentation, the art and music sites will have a new, modern look and feel, with:

  • A responsive design enabling seamless access across different devices and browsers
  • Searching using a query builder, helping users get straight to the content they need
  • Expanded and redesigned taxonomy that better reflects the needs of current scholarship and the dictionaries’ global scope
  • More frequent content updates
  • Social media integration, so users can share content across channels

Oxford Music Online: http://uclibs.org/PID/132284
Oxford Art Online: http://uclibs.org/PID/153166

Resource Liaisons:

Oxford Music Online ‐‐ David Gilbert, dgilbert@LIBRARY.UCLA.EDU
Oxford Art Online ‐‐ Janine Henri, jhenri@library.ucla.edu