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November 20, 2017

What is Thanksgiving? A Brit’s guide to the holiday

What exactly is Friendsgiving, the fabled “Turkey Trot”, or sweet potato pie? Read more >

November 8, 2017

Fake facts and favourite sayings

From Plato to J.R.R. Tolkien — discover the history of "fake facts" and misattributions. Read more >

October 16, 2017

How does circadian rhythm affect our lives?

Did you know that the circadian rhythms of fruit flies and humans function in similar ways? Read more >

October 12, 2017

Who said what about Margaret Thatcher? [quiz]

Do you know which of these remarks were made by her supporters or opponents? Test your knowledge >

September 25, 2017

A spotlight on... China

Delve into the history and philosophy of China on Oxford Reference, with sample articles, quotations, featured books, and blog posts. Read more >

September 21, 2017

What's new in September 2017

This month, A Dictionary of Chinese Literature, and the 5th edition of Oxford Essential Quotations have been added to the site. Read more >

September 12, 2017

Which reptile are you? [quiz]

Reptiles are fascinating animals that play a large role in our popular fiction. Read more >

September 1, 2017

The world of Jane Austen [timeline]

A a look at some of the key events in Austen’s life. Discover Austen’s world, and its impact on her writing ... Read more >

August 25, 2017

What's new in August 2017

This month, three new titles have been added to the Reference Library collection. Read more >

August 22, 2017

Do you know the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright?

Test your knowledge on the seminal works of America's most famous architect. Read more >

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