Subscriber Services

Welcome to the Very Short Introductions subscriber services. These pages contain information on accessing Very Short Introductions, managing your subscriptions, and getting help if you have a problem.

Subscriber Services are only available to subscribers to Very Short Introductions. If you are not currently a subscriber, find out how to subscribe.

If you have any queries or problems please consult our Frequently Asked Questions and help pages.  If these do not answer your query then please contact us.

Services for subscribers include:

Accessing the site

Before you log in to the site:

Experiencing technical problems?

Please consult our Frequently Asked Questions first, and if they don't answer your query, please contact us.

Help with using the site

Detailed help is available from every page of the site, or you can take a tour. If you can't find an answer on the site, you can also contact us.

Join one of our product experts for a live online webinar, free for you and your users. View the schedule and sign up today by clicking the appropriate link below:


Usage Reporting

In April 2014 we launched our new usage portal to provide institutional customers with COUNTER 4-compliant usage reporting.

The COUNTER 4 code of practice provides an international, extendible Code of Practice for e-Resources that allows the usage of online information, products, and services to be measured in a credible, consistent, and compatible way using vendor-generated data.

COUNTER reports are released on a monthly basis and are available for Online resources and Journals.

For more information and to access your reports please visit our usage pages
Customers outside North and South America  
Customers in North and South America

Managing your account

To view your account details and institutional subscription information, view or change your account preferences, or to see your institutional usage reports, please select the link appropriate to your region:

North and South America

Outside North & South America

MARC records

MARC 21 records can be downloaded by library professionals free of charge.

Full list of titles in Very Short Introductions

View a full list of titles currently in Very Short Introductions

Promoting the site to users

We have a range of free resources to help librarians promote the site.

Download free promotional materials, including flyers, logos, brochures, and more

To request any of the free promotional tools, or to offer suggestions about other ways we can help support your library, please email us at: library.marketing@oup.com