Welcome to Oxford Scholarly Editions Online

Oxford’s scholarly editions provide trustworthy, annotated texts of writing worth reading. Overseen by a prestigious editorial board, Oxford Scholarly Editions Online makes these editions available online for the first time.

OSEO currently includes writers active between 1485 and 1830. Browse our complete author list, including John Donne, Samuel Johnson, and Adam Smith.

How to subscribe:

• Librarians: for a free trial, and for pricing details, please contact us
• Individuals: complete our librarian recommendation form

Find out more:

• Watch short videos showcasing OSEO's functionality
• See the complete list of included editions
Read more about the site, follow our tour, or watch the full story
• Explore our blog post archive, including posts by the editorial board
• Find out what’s next with the content updates

  • News

May 21, 2015

Discover new editions on OSEO

From Coleridge to Byron, and more, explore what the latest OSEO update has to offer ...

April 17, 2015

New OSEO functionality updates

Improvements to OSEO make your reading easier than ever before ...

March 18, 2015

Beauty still gaz'd on dyes

In preparation for Friday's solar eclipse, OSEO editor Andrew Zurcher writes on the theme of the eclipse in love poetry ...

March 6, 2015

The journey of a scholarly edition

A new animation brings to life how scholarly editions are placed online ...


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