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Oxford Reference Online

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Full description
Online versions of more than 200 general reference works, plus material in language, science & medicine, humanities, social sciences, business, and professional areas.


Alternate names
ORO [Oxford Quick Reference] 
Not available 
Group records
Embargo period
Resource type
E-book collection 
Content types
Dictionaries, E-books, Encyclopedias 
Simultaneous users
Update frequency
Titles indexed
Print equivalents
Open access
Archaeology, English, English - Drama, English - Fiction, English - Poetry, History, Liberal Studies, Philosophy 
Allows electronic reserves
Ereserves notes
Not for commercial use. Only for Authorized Users. 
Allows coursepacks
Coursepack notes
Not for commercial use. Only for Authorized Users. 
Allows interlibrary loan
Interlibrary loan notes
Online terms
Terms of use: Electronic resources are governed by license agreements which restrict access to Authorized Users. It is the responsibility of each user to abide by the license agreements and specific terms and conditions for each product. Systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information may result in loss of access to these resources for the entire SFU community. Please see SFU General Policy 24 on Fair Use of Information Resources.

Personal Privacy: Some licensed resources allow you to create a personal account for the purposes of creating folders, saving searches, and downloading entire e-books as well as other personalized services. Please be advised that the personal information you disclose to these and other external websites may be stored on servers located outside of Canada. When you use these services, no personal information about you is collected by or for the University. Canadian privacy laws do not apply to personal information you provide directly to these external websites. SFU Library recommends that you review the privacy policies of these and other external websites before using the services.