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New Major Reference Content from OUP Now in Reference Universe

Oxford University Press remains at the vanguard of authoritative and creative major reference publishing. As such, it has established a singular profile within Paratext’s Reference Universe, the unified online resource for searching; augmenting; weeding; and utilizing Major Reference Works. This week, Paratext has supplemented the OUP profile with an additional 1.7 million article level links to 263 new Oxford Major Reference titles.

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Jeremy Bentham

Preserving Jeremy Bentham

You might know Jeremy Bentham as the father of Utilitarianism—once the dominant moral and political view of the Western world. Perhaps you know him as the mentor to John Stuart Mill, himself a proponent of women’s suffrage. You might not be...

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David Hume

David Hume: Publish or Perish

Think you’re having a hard time getting published? Then you and David Hume have something in common. The 18th century Scottish literatus, who is arguably the greatest English-language philosopher to have ever lived, struggled to have his magnum opus, A Treatise of...

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Complex Role of Language in Cultural Assimilation

The Complex Role of Language in Cultural Assimilation

Immigration plays a huge role in shaping what any country looks like. Immigrants face the distinct challenges that come with living between two cultures. They must face the question: how much should you give up to fit into your adopted country ...

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English Language

A Brief History of the English Language

Language is in a constant state of evolution. All of the words we use daily found their way into the modern lexicon via a distinct history. The history of how English came to look and sound the way it does ...

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The American Immigrant Experience

The American Immigrant Experience – A View Through Literature

From its earliest years as a country, the United States has attracted a steady stream of immigrants. People who choose to embrace a new life in the United States always bring ...

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The Scourge of Modern Piracy

The Scourge of Modern Piracy

As terrifying as the memorable pirates of history were in their day, they’ve become the subject of romanticized stories, theme park rides and big budget blockbusters since. For many years, much of modern society felt the reality of these notorious seaside robbers and murderers ...

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The History of Books

The History of Books: Early Forms

A Brief History of Books, Part 1: Early Forms The story of how books have adapted and developed over the centuries is an important story in the rise of civilization. Books have provided individuals a way to communicate with future ...

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