Very Short Introductions

The perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly … Oxford's Very Short Introductions series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects.

In regularly updated editions, experts combine facts, analysis, new insights, and enthusiasm to make complex subjects highly readable in no more than 250 pages.

Whatever your area of study, each title will prepare you for further study, with authoritative and engaging assessments of a concept, field, or body of work, drawing out the central ideas, themes, and approaches.

Find what you need quickly from any device on the Oxford Academic platform, where you can filter your search; conveniently view content alongside figures, notes, and images; easily access annotations and citations; share your findings with classmates; and more.

The library has over 500 Very Short Introductions in print (right across from the Information/Check-Out Desk) and over 100 more online. Check out the VSI collection to find the information you need for your next big project. 

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