Problems accessing Oxford Reference Online? here are some tips

Oxford users may find that there are intermittent problems accessing Oxford Reference Online, even if they are on-campus. This is being investigated, but in the meantime here are some instructions how still gain access:

1. From SOLO or OxLIP+, follow the link to the ORO title you are interested in.

2. If you are prompted to subscribe or enter your login details, then login with your Single-Sign On (SSO) using the ‘Log In via your home institution‘ on the left hand side of the webpage.

3. Select University of Oxford and login.





Examples of ORO titles for historians:

  • The Oxford Companion to British History
  • The Oxford Companion to Irish History
  • The Oxford Companion to Scottish History
  • The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History
  • An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age
  • The Oxford Companion to Black British History
  • A Dictionary of World History
  • The Oxford Guide to the United States Government
  • The Oxford Companion to United States History
  • The Oxford Companion to Military History
  • The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military
  • The Oxford Companion to World War II
  • The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science
  • A Dictionary of Popes
  • The Oxford Dictionary of Saints
  • The Kings and Queens of Britain
  • A Dictionary of Political Biography
  • Who’s Who in the Twentieth Century

Other online reference works:

Cambridge Histories Online

Blackwell Reference Online

Cambridge Companions Online


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