New Oxford University Press Online Resources for Fall 2010

Oxford University Press has added two new online resources for Fall 2010, Social Explorer and the Oxford History of Western Music.

Social Explorer is an online research tool designed to provide quick and easy access to historical census data and demographic information. It creates fast, intuitive, and appealing maps and reports to help users visually analyze and understand demography and social change throughout history.

Excellent functionality & an invaluable research resource:

  • U.S. census data from 1790-2000 at census tract, county, state and national level
  • Interactive thematic maps of historical census data
  • Customized reports for any chosen area
  • Reports automatically calculate aggregates, percentages, and medians, to save time and eliminate error
  • Simple navigation buttons, a find tool and legend menus guide users easily through the site
  • Online tutorials help users best take advantage of all Social Explorer has to offer

Oxford History of Western Music offers an unmatched narrative account of the evolution of Western classical music by one of the most prominent and provocative musicologists of our time, Richard Taruskin. This landmark study has received universal acclaim and major awards in the field, and is now available in an interactive digital format for the first time. Imbued with a panoramic sense of how history, culture, politics, art, literature, religion, and music intersect.

  • The full text from the Oxford History of Western Music (OUP 2009) with notes, bibliographies, and further readings for all 69 chapters
  • 500 illustrations, 1,800 musical examples and index from the 2009 print edition
  • More than 1,700 editorially selected links to relevant entries in Grove Music Online
  • Sophisticated search and browse options for easy navigation of the text, and the original pagination from the 2009 edition is retained to aid location of references
  • Printer-friendly format
  • Export citations automatically to ProCite™, EndNote™, Reference Manager™, RefWorks™ and Zotero™
  • DOIs (and static URLs)

For additional information or to request a trial contact Carol Wattenbarger at