Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Are the OREs free, or do I need a subscription to access them?

Currently seven OREs - Encyclopedia of Social Work, the Oxford Classical Dictionary, American History, Latin American History, Religion, Communication, and Politics - are available by subscription. Additional OREs are free for a preview period. Visit Discover OREs for more information.


2. How can I see the newest ORE articles?

Visit our Recently Published page, or browse content sorted by publication date.


3. Can I print ORE articles?

Yes. To print any article, click the printer icon at the top right of the page, which will take you to a printer-friendly display page that you can print using your web browser. Please note that restrictions apply - see below for guidelines on legal printing and copyright.


4. Can I save articles as PDFs from the OREs?

Yes. You can print or save individual articles to PDF from articles to which you have access. To generate a PDF of an individual article, simply click on the "View PDF" link at the top right of the entry text, then download or print the PDF using your web browser. Please note that copyright restrictions apply.


5. How much material can I legally print/save to PDF from the OREs?

You are limited by copyright restrictions to the amount of information you can print or download. It is very important that you read the Legal Notice, which includes information on printing and downloading PDFs, before printing and downloading anything from the OREs.


6. Which browsers should I use for the OREs?

The OREs are designed to display and function correctly on the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari and MS Edge.


7. Will my screen-reader software work on the ORES?

The OREs have full W3C Priority 1 and 2 compliance, as well as most applicable Priority 3 items. It is one of the most accessible sites of its kind and should work with most popular screen-reading software. We are committed to making OREs accessible for all scholars. Please contact us with questions or feedback.


8. Do the OREs support search/retrieval queries?

Yes, please see the SRU help pages for this site.


9. What is your policy on third party data mining?

Oxford University Press recognizes the research benefit of Text and Data Mining (TDM) across a variety of research fields. As such, we are happy to accommodate TDM for non-commercial use. Although researchers are not required to request permission for non-commercial text-mining, OUP is happy to offer consultation with a technical project manager to assist in planning your project, including avoidance of any technical safeguards triggers OUP has in place to protect the stability and security of our websites. To request a consultant for your TDM project, please e-mail

OUP is also happy to consider any Commercial TDM requests. To request approval for TDM for commercial use, please email