Run Run Shaw Library
City University of Hong Kong
Oxford Scholarship Online
Oxford Scholarship Online is a cross-searchable collection providing access to the full text of Oxford books
in subject areas including: Biology, Business and Management, Classical Studies, Economics and Finance,
History, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religion.
Access Oxford Scholarship Online E-Books
1. At the CityU Library Home Page (http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/), select E-Resources.
2. Click on E-Books.
3. Click on Oxford Scholarship Online.
Click to browse by Title, Subject or Author.
1. Enter search term(s).
[Search terms are
combined with an AND 2. Click Search.
Multiple entries will be automatically combined with an AND operator.
1. Select to search in
either Books only or
Books and Chapters.
2. Enter search term(s)
into one or more fields.
3. Enter a full ISBN (non-
hyphenated), if desired.
4. Specify a date 6. Choose to search all
range, if desired. subjects or to limit
your search to any
5. Specify in advance subject(s).
the sort order of
Use Boolean operators to broaden or narrow your search.
Operators Examples Results
AND china and taiwan will return results containing both terms.
OR hiv or aids will return results containing either hiv or aids or both.
AND NOT zen and not metaphysics will return results containing zen but not metaphysics.
Oxford Scholarship Online automatically searches for variations of words. For example, world
will find worlds, world-famous, world-soul, etc.
You may also use the wildcard symbol * to widen the scope of your search, e.g. ratio* will find ratio as
well as rations, ratiocination, etc.
Use quotation marks " " to search for phrases, e.g. "intellectual property".
Use brackets ( ) to specify the order of execution of the Boolean operators in your search statement,
e.g. zen and (metaphysics or epistemology).
Searches are case insensitive.
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Select a different sort order.
Click on the title to read
the bibliographical data,
the abstract, the Click to read the chapter
hyperlinked keywords and abstract, the chapter full
the hyperlinked table of text or a specific page.
Click to view other titles in
View E-Books the corresponding subject.
Either click to return at any time
to the table of contents or use the
contents scroller to go to other
parts of the current e-book.
Click to print the
current screen page.
Click on the footnote number
to view its text.
Search terms are
Click to view the full citation of the e-
book. You may also export the citation Click on in-text
using other citation management parenthetical citation
software, such as RefWorks. to view the
Click to view other
reference at the end
titles in the
of the e-book.
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You may search within the current e-book.
1. Enter search term(s)
into the search box. 3. Click Search.
2. Select search this
You may cross reference any word or phrase within Oxford Scholarship Online for more e-books of
1. Highlight the
word or phrase
to be cross-
2. Click on referenced.
3. On the search
results page, you
can click to read
chapter full text
interest in each
You may locate a specific citation in an e-book within Oxford Scholarship Online.
1. Click Bibliography
Search to start.
2. Enter search
one or more
3. On the search results page, you will see
the citation together with the page number
where it appears in the e-book.
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