Oxford Biblical Studies Online

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    Oxford Biblical Studies Online includes over 5,000 A-Z reference entries, chapters from scholarly works, access to full text Bibles along with commentary and annotations plus maps, illustrations, and timelines.

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    Full Text Linking

    This resource is OpenURL compliant and supports mediated linking.


    Federated Searching

    The data conforms to the XML 1.0 standard. Federated searching via HTTP request and supports the METHOD="GET" which sends the request using the following base URL.


    This is followed by text=X (X standing for search term)

    Metadata Standards

    The data conforms to the XML 1.0 standard.

    Marc Records

    MARC 21 records are available by subject free of charge to aid cataloguing.

    Search Options

    Quick search includes option to search reference content only, or include all biblical texts as well. Advanced searches include a Main Search for searching within specific content such as articles, maps, images, and more; a Bible Search encompassing all of the biblical content; and a fielded Bibliography search to locate research source citations within the site content plus the display of the site enables you to easily and quickly compare commentaries and texts of multiple Bible versions.

    Usage Statistics

    Usage statistics are available via a subscriber page where reports can be emailed in various file formats. Statistics include: session logins, total session time, average session time, average pages per session, full-content units requested, web pages requested, hits, queries, and full-content units reached from browse.

    The product will be COUNTER compliant from early 2010.


    Authentication is via the UK Access Management Federation, Athens, and IP address range.


    This resource meets priority 2 of the WAI accessibility guidelines.

    Additional Reviews in Other Sources

    Sullivan, Brian. "Oxford Biblical Studies Online." The Charleston Advisor. January 2011. pp. 45-47. http://dx.doi.org/10.5260/chara.12.3.45 Accessed November 26, 2013.

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