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Tens of thousands of academic books at your fingertips

We understand that it can be frustrating having to sort between different online resources provided by different publishers to find the content that you need. That's why, in 2011, Oxford University Press launched University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO), a ground-breaking online library bringing works from the world’s best university presses onto a single, easy-to-use resource. Watch the video below for a short introduction to UPSO (you can also view it on YouKu if you're in China)

Including Oxford Scholarship Online, UPSO publishes new books every month from an ever-growing roster of contributing presses, each adding to the variety of subjects covered on the platform. With works in almost every area of academia, no matter what your speciality – be it Ancient Egyptian religions, the economies of Southeast Asia, Renaissance Literature or the founding of America – you will find titles essential to your field.

Your academic research made easier

Through housing thousands of the best quality scholarly works on a single, easy-to-use platform, UPSO is designed to make your academic research easier than ever before. Using the research resource, you’ll be able to:

  • Access tens of thousands of high-quality works of scholarship across the humanities, social sciences, sciences, medicine, and law
  • Discover works from the most prestigious presses in the world, including Oxford University Press, all available through a single online library
  • Personalise the site to suit you, saving searches and favourite books for quick and easy access in future visits
  • Benefit from UPSO’s regular publishing schedule, making the latest cutting-edge works of scholarship available to you faster than ever before
  • Read online or download a PDF of your chosen chapter for when you’re reading offline and on-the-go

Want to trial UPSO for yourself? Click on the covers below to read freely-available sample chapters

The Anatomy of Corporate Law: A Comparative and Functional Approach

Beyond Respectability: The Intellectual Thought of Race Women

Four Revolutions in the Earth Sciences: From Heresy to Truth

The Making of Modern Liberalism

Textbook of Global Health






Obtaining access to UPSO

UPSO is available to university libraries around the world. If you don’t have access to UPSO, you can recommend the resource to your librarian today.  If you’re a librarian, visit our Librarian’s Portal to find out more about our diverse purchasing options, the excellent library support services we offer, and how to claim your 30-day free trial.