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Oxford University Press and Yale Library Need Your Help to Evaluate Oxford Bibliographies Online

Yale Library is engaged in year-long collaboration with Oxford University Press to evaluate a new family of scholarly databases: Oxford Bibliographies Online (OBO). Your feedback will be instrumental in improving and tailoring OBO so that it best meets your needs. OBO is designed to help scholars and students find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly resources in whatever form or format they appear--from books, chapters in books, and journal articles to online archives, data sets, and blogs. OBO is arranged in portals: Atlantic History, Classics, Criminology, Islamic Studies, Philosophy, Renaissance and Reformation, and Social Work.

What does your participation involve? OUP asks that you complete 4 online surveys and 2 focus groups over the next 12 months. You may drop out at any time for any reason.

Incentives: In return for your time, you will receive some gifts during the assessments from Oxford University Press. To start, you will receive a gift bag, mug, and USB drive (quantities limited and available while supplies last). After you complete the first survey, you will be entered in a drawing for a Kindle (one name will be drawn at random, only Yale faculty and students are eligible to enter).

Eligibility for Participation: Open to Yale faculty and students.

If you are willing to participate, please send an email to kathleen.bauer@yale.edu with the following information: your name, academic department/school, and status (faculty, graduate student, or undergraduate student).