Oxford Reference by Oxford University Press

Oxford ReferenceBibliographic Information:

Oxford University Press. (2002). Oxford reference. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Plot Summary:

Oxford Reference is a database of reference sources including dictionaries, encyclopedias and companions. The database includes two collections, although uses may not notice since the two are fully integrated and cross-referenced.

Please check the site for a title list: http://www.oxfordreference.com/page/titlelists/title-lists

Critical Evaluation:

Oxford University Press is a respected publisher of reference resources. Oxford Reference provides users with over 2 million entries from a very large collection of reference books.

Oxford Reference has the basic keyword search students are used to with search engines but it also have an advanced search which allow users to be more specific about the materials needed for projects.

Reader’s Annotation:

Oxford Reference

Information About the Author:

Oxford University Press is affiliated with the University of Oxford and is intended to further “the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education” (About Us).


  • Reference materials

Curriculum Ties:

  • Covers all curriculum areas.

Booktalking Ideas:

  • Can include in all research-based pathfinders.

Reading Level/Interest Age:

  • Ages 12 and up

Challenge Issues:

  • N/A

Why did you include this resource in the titles you selected?:

Oxford Reference is an excellent way of providing a large variety of ready reference sources in an online environment.


About. (2013). Retrieved May 11, 2013 from http://www.oxfordreference.com/page/about


About us. (2013). Retrieved May 11, 2013 from http://global.oup.com/about/?AB=B&cc=ca


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