Finding and Using Ebooks

Highlights electronic books available through the University of Arkansas Libraries

About Oxford University Press ebooks

The University Libraries purchase  or subscribe to some individual books from Oxford, on platforms such as Oxford Scholarship Online, as well as special ebook collections such as Oxford Reference Online. 

The Basics: Oxford University Press Ebooks

Where can I find them?

Most are in the library catalog and in QuickSearch

How many simultaneous users?

Titles are licensed for unlimited users. 

Do I need a special account?

No. 

Are there download or print limits? 

No. Individual chapters  or reference entries may usually be downloaded or emailed in HTML format.  Some books also offer PDF format. 

Can I read offline? 

Yes, Individual chapters  or reference entries may usually be downloaded or emailed in HTML format. Some books also offer PDF format. 

Is special software needed? 

No.

How long may I check a book out to read offline?

Individual chapters or entries downloaded to your device are available indefinitely. 

Read Online

Most Oxford Reference titles are divided by individual dictionary of encyclopedia entry and may be read online in HTML format only. 

A few non-reference monographs have chapter divisions and can be read online in HTML or PDF format. 

 

Read online Oxford books

Read Offline

For most reference texts, you may print or email the HTML text of an entry to save it for later offline reading. 

The "save" icon does not download the entry or chapter but instead saves the item to a personal Oxford account for later consultation.  The first time you use this service, you must create a personal account. 

For some non-reference monographs, you may save a PDF version of a chapter. 

Oxford read offline save and PDF options