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Finding and Using eBooks

This guide highlights Union Presbyterian Seminary Library eBook collections as well as offering discovery and access instruction.

Oxford Biblical and Islamic Reference eBooks


  • Oxford Reference eBooks are available to an unlimited number of users at one time.
  • Can be read in any web browser.
  • Sections may be saved and printed.

Downloading and Printing:

  • Can only download or print a chapter at a time.  
    • Oxford Reference does not intend for entire eBooks to be saved and printed.
    • The Oxford Reference privacy policy and legal notice explains how downloaded material maybe accessed and used, under the heading Subscriber Services.
  • Print Tools and More:
    • Above each eBook title there are Print, Save, Citation, Email options and more.


  • This can be done after you register for a personal profile account (see below).


When searching in Oxford Reference, use the availability feature on the left to see what titles Union Presbyterian Seminary Library has access to.

Oxford Reference Personal Profile

An Oxford Reference personal profile account is not required but will enable users to annotate eBooks, save searches and more. To register for an account click on the Personal Profile link at the top right of the page.

For More Assistance

Click the "Help" link located at the top of each Oxford Reference web page.

Need more help?

Contact Ryan Douthat (804) 278-4217 or