Subscriber Services

Welcome to Oxford Reference subscriber services. This page contains information on accessing Oxford Reference, managing your subscription, and getting help if you have a problem.

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The Oxford Reference site is the platform that hosts three main reference collections for institutions:

Oxford Quick Reference:        A foundational service with 135+ core Oxford Dictionaries feature short entry content (*also                                                        available for individual subscription)

Oxford Reference Library:      A collection of 200+ more in-depth, specialist Encyclopedias and Companions that can be                                                        purchased on a title-by-title basis

Oxford Reference PREMIUM:  All the titles in the foundational Quick Reference service plus a selection of in-depth, single-                                                    volume works from Reference Library, many of them being Oxford Companions

If you have any questions about building or selecting your Oxford Reference collection, please don't hesitate to contact our team. Or, view the Title List page for more information about the works available within each collection.


>   Digital Guide to the Oxford Reference Collections 

Looking for more information on the collections listed above? Check out our new at-a-glance guide to Oxford Reference's collections, subscription/purchasing options, and the free benefits available to users worldwide.

>   Accessing your Collections

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>   Managing your Account

To view your account details and subscription information, view or change your account preferences, or to see your institutional usage reports, please select the link appropriate to your region:

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>   MARC21 Records

MARC 21 records can be downloaded here by library professionals free of charge.

>   Search Widget

Librarians and site administrators are encouraged to use the new OR Quick Search box as a shortcut to search across Oxford Reference. Simply copy the HTML code found here and add it to your own webpage.

>   Usage: COUNTER Statistics

In April 2014 we launched our new usage portal to provide institutional customers with COUNTER 4-compliant usage reporting.The COUNTER 4 code of practice provides an international, extendible Code of Practice for e-Resources that allows the usage of online information, products, and services to be measured in a credible, consistent, and compatible way using vendor-generated data.COUNTER reports are released on a monthly basis and are available for Online resources and Journals. For more information and to access your reports please visit our usage pages: Customers outside North and South America or Customers in North and South America

As a market-leading digital publisher, Oxford University Press follow the recognized industry standard for recording usage: COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of NeTworked Electronic Resources). COUNTER has revised its Code of Practice with the latest release, COUNTER 4. If you would like to read about the COUNTER project or to see more information about the Release 4 reports please visit the COUNTER website.

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>  Developing Countries Initiative

Oxford University Press is committed to ensuring that non-profit institutions in developing nations have access to critical research. The Developing Countries Initiative program offers free or deeply reduced rate access to as well as other scholarly content. For eligibility and participating countries, click here.