Logging on

You, your library, or an institution with which you are affiliated must have a current subscription to log in to Oxford Reference (OR) for full access.

For information about subscribing to OR, click here.

Logging in takes you directly to the Home page.

With user name and password

If you have your own subscription to OR, type your user name and password in the log-in fields at the top left of the site.

Your password is case-sensitive.

If you are a librarian and have problems logging in or have forgotten your password, please consult Subscriber Services.

NB: You do not need to sign in at the top right of the site unless you want to use the My Work facility.

From a subscribing institution

If you are logging in to OR from an institution which has a subscription, or if your institution uses a referring URL system, you should enter the site automatically.

If you are returned to the Home page, please consult your system administrator or librarian.

If your institution uses Eduserv’s Athens service or Shibboleth, simply click on either of the labelled log-in links on the Home page to reach your Athens or Shibboleth log-in area.

With your library card

Some libraries allow remote access to websites to which they subscribe. Your librarian can tell you if that option is available to you.

If your library does allow remote access, enter your library card number in the Library Card field on the Home page. If you encounter difficulties entering the site using your library card number, please consult your librarian.

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