Oxford Books Online

by Brian on December 2, 2003

Oxford University Press has put a large number of recent books in economics, political science, philosophy and religion online here. Unfortunately you need to subscribe, or be part of an institution that does, to get to most of the best parts, but for those of us with computers attached to university networks, this is an incredibly good service. (Hat tip: Michael Green, and to Enthymeme in the comments for reminding me where I saw this.)



Geoff Pynn 12.02.03 at 12:32 am

This is absolutely amazing. It’s not just recent books, either. Classics by Marcus, Lewis, Parfit, Austin and more.


enthymeme 12.02.03 at 1:14 am

Yeah I posted the same thing somewhere a few days ago. I got it from Michael Green’s weblog at Chicago.


Jonathan 12.02.03 at 4:41 am

This is the coolest thing ever.


Jon H 12.02.03 at 5:23 am

Looks like it’s *only* available through institutions.

ie, John Q. Public can’t get his own personal subscription.


eszter 12.02.03 at 6:51 am

I wonder to what extent OUP is tracking what books people are looking at.. and how they are compensating authors for books that are thus not bought in hard copy. Has anyone seen a contract between author and book publisher that specifies royalties for this new scheme?


Chris Bertram 12.02.03 at 9:37 am

I notice Harry’s _School Choice and Social Justice_ is there.


Michael Otsuka 12.02.03 at 9:29 pm

Generalizing from my own contract with OUP, I think they’re just taking 5% of the net receipts from university library subscriptions and distributing that equally among all authors with books online. So an author’s royalties are unaffected by the number of hits his online book receives.


nick 12.02.03 at 11:03 pm

Ah, that explains one of the bracketed-out clauses in the draft contract I just signed with OUP…


AB 12.03.03 at 12:35 pm

Many thanks for this link, it’s really great!

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