E-resources and databases
starting with "O"
- OAISter (Open Archives Initiative search)
OAIster is a union catalog of millions of records representing open access resources that was built by harvesting from open access collections worldwide using the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH). Today, OAIster includes more than 50 million records that represent digital resources from more than 2,000 contributors.
- OECD iLibrary
OECD iLibrary is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) featuring thousands of e-books, chapters, tables and graphs, papers, articles, summaries, indicators, databases and Podcasts. OECD iLibrary also contains content published by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), the OECD Development Centre, PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment), and the International Transport Forum (ITF).Authorised for ANU alumni access
- Official Document System of the United Nations
This full text resource covers all types of official UN documentations including full-text, born-digital UN documents published from 1993 onward, including documents of the Security Council, the General Assembly, the Economic and Social Council and their subsidiaries, as well as administrative issuances and other documents. Documents are available in the official languages of the UN; some documents are also available in German.
- Open Dissertations (Formerly known as American doctoral dissertations)
Open Dissertations is an open-access database that incorporates EBSCO’s previously released American Doctoral Dissertations, and features additional dissertation metadata contributed by select colleges and universities from around the world from the early 20th century to the present. Citations include a link to access the full text via the Institutional Repository where the thesis or dissertation is housed, when available.
- Open Research
This service allows ANU to share its research quantum with the wider community through open access initiatives and creative commons licencing wherever possible. It also provides access to the digitized material from the University’s Archive and Library collections.
- Opera In Video
A collection of opera and concert performance videos that can be viewed online including staged productions, interviews, and documentaries. Multiple performances of major operas from the Baroque to the 20th century allow for analysis of stage design, vocal techniques, roles, and musical interpretation across time periods, opera houses and conductors.
- Ovid Full Text
Ovid Full Text - OvidSP journal collection is an aggregate of scientific, technical and medical journals from a variety of publishers and societies, and includes current subscription titles.
Journals@Ovid - OvidSP journals primarily focus on science, health and medical issues including American Psychological Association journals.
- Oxford Academic (formerly Oxford Journals)
This online resource offers full text access to over 230 journals published by Oxford University Press on a range of subjects, two-thirds of which are in collaboration with learned societies or international organisations.
- Oxford Arabic dictionary
The 'Oxford Arabic Dictionary' is based on real modern evidence and computational analysis of hundreds of millions of words of both English and modern standard Arabic. It holds more than 130,000 words and phrases and 200,000 translations. It is designed for native speakers of both English and Arabic and is fully searchable in either language.
- Oxford Art Online (formerly Grove Dictionary of Art Online)
Oxford Art Online offers access to Oxford’s leading art reference sources, including the Grove Dictionary of Art, the Benezit Dictionary of Artists, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2nd edition), The Oxford Companion to Western Art, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms.
- Oxford Bibliographies Online - Anthropology
Reference tool and encyclopedia containing articles, annotated bibliographies, and authoritative research on key concepts and topics. Subjects include anthropology, childhood studies, cinema and media studies, education, Latin American studies, linguistics, music, political science, psychology, and sociology.
- Oxford Bibliographies Online - British and Irish Literature
Focuses on a key part of Western literary and cultural history. Encompasses a wide range of periods, authors, and works with fields as varied as history, cultural studies, political science, and philosophy.
- Oxford Bibliographies Online - Cinema and Media Studies
This resource includes an array of subfields including film history, television studies, media studies, critical theory, visual arts, cultural studies, digital culture, game studies, popular culture, and the study of the moving image.
- Oxford Bibliographies Online - Classics
This resource provides access to key primary source texts and a range of electronic resources for the study of the ancient world.
- Oxford Bibliographies Online - International Law
Oxford Bibliographies are exclusive, authoritative research guides, combining features of an annotated bibliography and an encyclopaedia. The International Law guide is a tool that helps to filter through the proliferation of information sources to material that is reliable and relevant.
- Oxford Bibliographies Online - Latin American Studies
A guide to Latin American literature across the humanities and social sciences covering a range of topics from general overviews to highly-specialized themes. Each entry provides a synoptic, bibliographic guide to the key literature and most useful online resources in the area of research.
- Oxford Bibliographies Online - Linguistics
The study of language is central to a large number of rapidly advancing fields, such as neuroscience, cognitive science, and computer science. This reference tool provides bibliographic information and direct links to online library catalogs and other online resources. Resources are organised around discrete subject entries.
- Oxford Bibliographies Online - Medieval Studies
Covering European and Mediterranean civilization from the 4th to the 15th centuries, this resource focuses on the Medieval period including a combination of several disciplines from history to literature, from art to archaeology, from religion to gender studies.
- Oxford Bibliographies Online - Philosophy
Offers peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on philosophy. Bibliographies are browseable by subject area and keyword searchable.
- Oxford Bibliographies Online - Political Science
This resource provides authoritative and up-to-date guidance to the best literature in the field and will reflect the impact on political science of major political transformations in the world and of methodological advances.
- Oxford Bibliographies Online - Sociology
This resource provides authoritative guidance in the field of sociology. This online reference tool combines the features of a high-level encyclopedia and those of a traditional bibliography.
- Oxford Bibliographies Online - Victorian
This resource provides ready access to key primary source texts and a range of other electronic resources in the area of Victorian literature. Covering the period from 1837 to 1901 and including prominent authors such as Charles Dickens, the Brontë sisters, and Oscar Wilde.
- Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford DNB) is the national record of men and women who have shaped British history and culture, worldwide, from the Romans to the 21st century. It includes biographies of more than 60,000 men and women who died in or before the year 2016, and over 500 ‘Theme’ articles for reference and research.
- Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World : Digital Collection
An invaluable resource, The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World offers extensive comparative and systematic analyses of Islamic beliefs, institutions, movements, practices, and peoples on an international scale. The Digital Collection represents an online expansion of the project, featuring articles previously published on Oxford Islamic Studies Online. Articles range from brief essays to major interpretive and synthetic treatments of topics such as the Islamic state, pilgrimage, law, marriage, and foreign relations. Related entries cover areas of general interest such as social and political movements, women, Muslim minorities, human rights, Islam in the West, and interreligious affairs.
- Oxford English Dictionary
The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is an authoritative guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world.Authorised for ANU alumni access