I’m happy to let you know that the Library now has access to two further modules from Oxford Scholarly Editions Online (OSEO). This gives us online access to a further 101 texts covering Greek Tragedy and Latin Poetry, including works by Euripides, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Ovid, Virgil and Horace.
Oxford’s scholarly editions provide trustworthy, annotated primary texts for students and staff and through OSEO provides full-text access to hundreds of editions straight to your desktop.
The two modules the Library has recently purchased, Greek Tragedy 2017 and Latin Poetry 2015, are from Oxford University Press’s texts of Classical authors. And they allow you to discover authoritative critical editions, including the Oxford Classical Texts series, Oxford World’s Classics series, commentaries, and translations.
OSEO have lots of helpful video tutorials to guide you on how to use OSEO. You can find more at How To Videos.
You can access the individual texts by searching DiscoverEd. Or you can access OSEO via the Databases A-Z list, Classics databases list or Classics subject guide.
The Library also has physical copies of many of these texts in the Library as well. You will also find these via DiscoverEd.
Please note, OSEO has a extensive range of texts on their website but the Library does not have access to all of these. If you are on the OSEO site and unable to access a book then go to DiscoverEd and search for the title of the book, if the Library has access a record for an e-book with link to the text will appear. Remember if the Library doesn’t have the e-book then the physical book is likely to be available instead.
Access to online resources are only available to current students and staff at University of Edinburgh.
Caroline Stirling – Academic Support Librarian for History, Classics and Archaeology