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The Oxford University Press (OUP) is one of the oldest, largest and most reputable academic publishers in the world. They have offered one-year access to three different streams of content:

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  • Law: Oxford Public International Law; Oxford Reports on International Law; Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law; Oxford Historical Treaties; Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law (50 accounts)


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Guide to Grove Art Online
Guide to Oxford Music Online
Guide to American National Biography
Guide to ODNB
Guide to Oxford Bibliographies
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