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Chicago Scholarship Online

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University of Chicago Press is to partner Oxford University Press to launch Chicago Scholarship Online on OUP’s University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO) platform, taking advantage of an XML environment with a cutting-edge search and discovery functionality.

Chicago Scholarship Online will launch in February 2013, providing instant and comprehensive access to the full text of nearly 300 titles of the highest academic quality in five subject areas – biology, economics and finance, literature, sociology and – a new subject area for UPSO – education.

'The University of Chicago Press is excited to be working with OUP to bring our titles to scholars and researchers through the UPSO platform. We have been impressed with the professionalism and cooperative approach of the team at OUP ... we are confident that this partnership will support our core mission to make the work of our authors as widely available as possible,' said Garrett Kiely, director of the University of Chicago Press.

Responding to increased demand for online scholarly content, UPSO streamlines the research process by making disparately published monographs easily accessible, highly discoverable and fully cross-searchable via one online platform. Research that previously would have required users to jump between a variety of books, and disconnected websites can now be concentrated through a single search engine.   

Chicago Scholarship Online provides an online hub for the best in University of Chicago Press monographs while also providing users with the latest set of highly intuitive tools to enable deep search across all the content in the UPSO program. As such, UPSO aims to be the premier online research tool for scholars, teachers, graduate and undergraduate students – and an essential resource for all academic libraries.  

Niko Pfund, president of OUP, said: 'We are thrilled to welcome the University of Chicago Press. Chicago’s partnership with UPSO will benefit researchers across a wide variety of disciplines and marks a significant step in the migration of academic books online.'