Try Oxford Biblical Studies Online here for free

Some major changes and updates have taken place in Oxford Biblical Studies Online (OBSO) since my May 1, 2009 LJ review of the file. There’s been a site redesign (to increase discoverabilty), and a great deal of material has been added to the file, including: 25 articles from the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible, a thematic guide on the concept of empire in the Bible, two lesson plans on Prophets and Proverbs, a Focus On essay about Rabbinic literature, and a letter from the editor on the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible.

Would you like to see the updated version for yourself? You can right here, right now: Oxford University Press has graciously provided a free trial to the database for e-Views readers.

Just go to:

and use these logins:

Username: obsopreview
Password: oxfonline

This free trial runs until the end of January 2012. My thanks to Betsy DeJesu of Oxford University Press for setting this trial up.

Do enjoy! and more as it happens,







Cheryl LaGuardia About Cheryl LaGuardia

Cheryl LaGuardia always wanted to be a librarian, and has been one for more years than she's going to admit. She cracked open her first CPU to install a CD-ROM card in the mid-1980's, pioneered e-resource reviewing for Library Journal in the early 90's (picture calico bonnets and prairie schooners on the web...), won the Louis Shores / Oryx Press Award for Professional Reviewing, and has been working for truth, justice, and better electronic library resources ever since. Reach her at, where she's a Research Librarian at Harvard University.