Launched by Oxford University Press in 1995, Very Short Introductions are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly, providing an intelligent and serious introduction written by experts in the field, who combine facts, analysis, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make often challenging topics highly readable.
Hundreds of Very Short Introductions are now available online, offering scholars and students OUP's premier publishing series in an easily discoverable, fully cross-searchable, and highly accessible format.
Obtaining access to Very Short Introductions
Very Short Introductions is available by annual subscription to libraries and institutions. Subscribe to the entire site or select one, several, or all of the fully integrated and cross-searchable overarching disciplines and/or subject modules.
If you are a student or academic complete our librarian recommendation form to recommend Very Short Introductions to your librarians for an institutional free trial.
Contact us for pricing and subscription information
Customers in North & South America
Phone: +1 (800) 334 4249 ext 6484
Fax: +1 (919) 677 8877
Customers outside North & South America
Phone: +44 (0)1865 353705
Fax: +44 (0) 1865 353659