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Oxford Scholarship Online (OSO) offers access to over 16,000 academic works from the celebrated scholarly list of Oxford University Press, covering subjects across the humanities, social sciences, sciences, medicine, and law.

The OSO collections include: Biology, Business and Management, Classical Studies, Economics and Finance, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Music, Neuroscience, Palliative Care, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health and Epidemiology, Religion, and Social Work.

In numbers...16,000+ books in 20 subject modules and  370+ sub disciplines, written by 19,000+ authors, from 2,600+ institutions, located in 90+ countries and updated 12 times a year.


OSO is an open platform which means that you can preview table of contents and abstracts for all titles, but full text is only available for owned titles.

  • Titles that are owned by the University of Southampton  appear with an open green padlock  = Unlocked
  • Titles not owned by the university of Southampton appear with a closed red padlock  = Restricted

User guide

You can access a user guide on the main features and benefits of the site with instructional video available at