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Oxford Scholarly Editions Online (OSEO)


Explore old texts in new ways through this interlinked collection of authoritative Oxford editions of major works from the humanities.
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Oxford Scholarly Editions Online (OSEO) is a major new publishing initiative from Oxford University Press. Find the complete text of more than 170 scholarly editions of material written between 1485 and 1660, constituting the cornerstone of research in the fields of English Literature, as well as Philosophy, History, and Religion.

Each title presents the full text of the work, as established by an authoritative editor, accompanied by the editor’s record of important variations in that text, and interpretative and explanatory notes. Most titles have introductions that not only place the work and the author in a historical context, but also explain the editorial principles and the history of the text.

Mapping new research journeys, connecting works in new ways…

Online publication of these essential scholarly resources facilitates navigation within and between editions, whilst retaining the traditional elements familiar to users of the printed editions. The more flexible online presentation opens up new possibilities for search and comparison, making texts more accessible, cross-searchable and interconnected, than ever before.

OSEO allows you to:

  • Search the complete text of over 170 scholarly editions — browse each text’s editor’s record of important variations, and interpretative and explanatory notes
  • Be assured of authoritative and reliable content with scholarly accreditation, ensuring your interpretations and ideas are based on accurately edited texts
  • Utilise excellent searching and linking facilities to find that obscure quote or a specific chapter, scene or line quickly and easily
  • Access the editions anywhere, anytime — have a consistent research discussion or teach a class across the world because everyone is using the same, trusted edition

The collection is set to grow into a massive virtual library, bringing to life hundreds of scholarly editions of works from all periods up to the 20th century, ultimately including the entirety of Oxford’s distinguished list of authoritative scholarly editions.

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For more information about Oxford Scholarly Editions Online (OSEO), please contact James MacKenzie (458-7058).

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