Skip to main content

Oxford Reference Online: Updated Interface & Functionality

By Holly Eggleston, Electronic Resource Analyst /Resource Liaison Coordinator

Oxford Reference Online (ORO) has updated its platform interface and functionality beginning immediately. The new platform is now available at the current URL:  A link to the old interface is available on the main website and will be active through December 2012.

This change affects the following systemwide/CDL-licensed resources:

Oxford Reference Online: Premium (UCB, UCI, UCLA, UCM, UCR, UCSD, UCSC, UCSB)  –

Oxford Reference Online: Literature (UCI, UCLA, UCSD)  – campus-managed links

Oxford Reference Online: Western Civilization (UCI, UCLA)  – campus-managed links

Campuses with other ORO packages or content on the Oxford Digital Reference Shelf may need to perform additional updates – for more information, please see the Librarian Migration document at (

For more information about the new platform, webinar registration and promotional materials, please see or click the User Help and/or Librarian Migration links in the left sidebar of the new interface.

We apologize for the short notice.