What's Changed

What's Changed with the OREs

The Oxford Research Encyclopedias have a new design, with improved accessibility features for impaired users and mobile-responsive design for a better experience on phones and tablets.

You can find most of the site’s features in the same places as before, but a few things have changed. If you have questions, feel free to Contact Us or visit our Help page for more information.

Author affiliation display

Authors’ institutional affiliations previously displayed at the foot of the article in a grey box. Now, they display at the top of the article when you tap or click on the author’s name..

Figure and table display

We’ve made improvements so that illustrations are easier to view alongside the article text. On article pages, you’ll notice that both figures and tables have a button that opens the illustration in a new browser tab. Figures will automatically display in their full size on the new tab; tables will be dynamically sized so all columns fit in your window (although some wider tables will not fit on small screens).

Article navigation

The table of contents on article pages will stay visible as you scroll down the page, and your position in the article will be indicated by bold type. Nested subsections in articles can be expanded and collapsed by clicking or tapping the small triangles at the left.

Bibliographic references search

The options for finding resources listed in bibliographies or further reading sections have changed for a more consistent user experience. All users will see Google Books and Worldcat links to search those indexes for the reference. If you are accessing ORE articles through an account that is linked to your institution’s library catalog, you will also see Find it in your library.

Related article links

Instead of displaying in the left sidebar, related article links now appear at the foot of articles. Navigate to the list of links by clicking on the “Related Articles” link at the bottom of the article table of contents.

Quick search options

When running and quick search on one of the discipline sites, the option to expand your search to all OREs is now a drop-down menu instead of radio buttons.

Supplementary content

Some links and menus have been moved. General information about each discipline site – its board, publishing activities, FAQs, and letters from the editor, will be in the About section. Look for additional resources, such as supplementary multimedia, author guidelines, and abbreviations lists under Tools and Resources.