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Whether you are a researcher, lecturer, student, or just hungry for knowledge, Very Short Introductions allow you to discover a new topic or subject through an intelligent and serious introduction written by authors who are experts in their field. Regularly updated with the newest titles, this online resource can benefit your work and research.
- Find the most relevant content quickly and easily using sophisticated search and browse functions and intelligent linking
- Make notes and highlight quotations, and then save along with favourite books and chapters to access in future sessions
- Export citations to your reference management software
- Each title is fully searchable, allowing multiple students to read assigned chapters, or whole books, cross-referencing from one title to another, and extracting references and quotations as required
- Add books to reading lists using static DOIs, ensuring students can return to each book again and again, year after year
- Share chapters, titles, abstracts, and search results with students and colleagues using integrated e-mail and social bookmarking tools
- Consider study options, embark on a new module, topic, or essay, or revise a particular topic or subject
- Use comprehensive interlinking with other OUP resources, enhancing journeys from introductory material to advanced content – or for quick reference on key topics.
- Remotely access books from anywhere and at any time – read and research on-the-go
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