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E-Books: University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO)

University Press Scholarship Online Overview

University Press Scholarship Online Access

Online Viewing

  • Book chapters are in PDF format.
    • Can be read in the browser using the Adobe reader or other PDF reader plugin.
    • Chapters may also be downloaded and printed.


Downloading and Printing

  • Can only download or print a chapter at a time.  
    • Oxford Scholarship Online does not intend for entire books to be downloaded and printed.
    • The Oxford Scholarship Online privacy policy and legal notice explains how downloaded material maybe accessed and used, under the heading Subscribers.
    •  Particular titles may have further download or print restrictions, found on the individual pages of that particular book.


Oxford E-books as Course Reserve Materials 

  • Faculty are encouraged to assign Oxford e-books as textbooks for their courses. 
  • There are no limits to the number of VSU students that can use Oxford e-books. 
  • Persistent links to e-books and e-book chapters to be viewed and read can be embedded in in BlazeVIEW (D2L) or other online course materials using the DOI provided in University Press Scholarship Online. 



  • You can email a persistent link to a book or chapter to yourself or share with others in the VSU community.  



  • Downloaded PDFs of book chapters can be read on devices that support PDFs, i.e. compatible with: Android®, Kindle®, Nook®, iPad®, iPhone, iPod Touch®, Bluefire Reader app.




When searching in University Press Scholarship Online, use the availability feature on the left to see what titles Odum Library has access to.

Results from University Scholarship Press Online. On the left in the blue, there are options to limit your results. At the top Availability. The options under Availability are Unlocked, Free, Open Access, and Restricted.


University Press Scholarship Online Account

An account is not required, but consider signing up for a free account if you would like to: 


My Work

  • View your “Most Recent” search activity on a tab
  • Save book titles and/or chapters to a “My Content” tab
  • Save search terms to a “My Searches” tab
  • Add personal tags
  • Create RSS feeds


My Work - Shows the multiple tabs that allows you to save books and chapters to My Content, save searches to My Searches, and view your Most Recent search activity

Help with University Press Scholarship Online

Link to "Help" at top of the page on the Oxford Scholarship website.  

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