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A “GPS” to help scholars finding their information

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Oxford University Press (OUP), has launched its first online only product, Oxford Bibliographies Online (OBO).

OBO is a tool designed to help busy researchers find reliable sources of information in half the time by directing them to exactly the right chapter, book, website, archive, data set they need for their research. It goes beyond search algorithms to present bibliographies in several disciplines selected by leading subject experts and examined by the highest professional standards.

It is like a “GPS for academics awash in a sea of information“. With the growing ease of digital access and dissemination, scholars and students are increasingly overwhelmed by the enormous volume of academic material available to them,” noted the OUP’s Chief Executive. “The need for responsible and sophisticated filters has become critical. Oxford Bibliographies Online represents a significant step forward in providing meaningful navigation through the vast body of research material accessible on the web.”

http://www.oup.com/uk/pressreleases/obo/

Written by hbasset

April 22, 2010 at 5:15 pm

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