Welcome to another UniSkills Focus On blog post. This month’s post is the last one of the academic year and we will be looking at Oxford Academic.

What is Oxford Academic?

Oxford Academic is the publishing platform for research that has been published by Oxford University Press (OUP). OUP are the largest university publisher in the world and the second oldest, with a history going back to the 1480s.

What does Oxford Academic contain?

Oxford Academic has over 500 academic journals, covering a wide range of different subjects. These include: 

  • Arts and Humanities: 
  • History 
  • Languages 
  • Literature 
  • Media Studies 
  • Law: 
  • Commercial and Company Law 
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law 
  • Employment and Labour Law 
  • Family Law 
  • Law and Society 
  • Policing 
  • Medicine and Health: 
  • Allied Health Professions# 
  • Clinical Medicine 
  • Critical Care 
  • Medical Ethics 
  • Nursing 
  • Paediatrics 
  • Public Health and Epidemiology 
  • Surgery 
  • Science and Mathematics 
  • Biological Sciences 
  • Computer Science and Computing 
  • Earth Sciences and Geography 
  • Engineering and Technology 
  • Environmental Science 
  • Mathematics 
  • Psychology 
  • Social Sciences: 
  • Business and Management 
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice 
  • Economics 
  • Education 
  • Human Geography 
  • Politics 
  • Social Work 
  • Sociology 

What are the benefits of using Oxford Academic?

You can see that Oxford Academic has journal articles on lots of different subjects and those listed here are only a selection of the subjects that are covered. This means that Oxford Academic will have useful content for students studying subjects across the University, including nursing, medicine, teacher training, business, geography, computer science, law and criminology, psychology and more. The reputation of Oxford University Press means that you can be sure that the journals published in Oxford Academic are of a high academic standard. 

How do I access Oxford Academic? 

The easiest way to access Oxford Academic is to go to the website directly. You can then search for articles using keywords or can browse journals by subject or by alphabetical order. Alternatively, you can get access by going to our Media or Music Subject Resources webpages. 

Further Help and Support 

If you need any further help or support finding, accessing, or getting the most out of your resources head over the UniSkills web pages. From here you can access lots more information, toolkits and video tutorials, book on a UniSkills workshop and even book a 1-2-1 appointment.  

Next month we will be looking Google Scholar, so please join us for information and tips on how to get the most out of this useful resource. 

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