Welcome to the Online Egyptological Bibliography (OEB).
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The Online Egyptological Bibliography (OEB) holds the largest available collection of references in Egyptological literature and is updated nearly every day. It includes the records and abstracts from Annual Egyptological Bibliography (AEB, 1947-2001), combined with Bibliographie Altägypten (BA, 1822-1946), the Aigyptos database with keywords, and more than 40,000 further items. Coverage is from 1822 to the present. OEB is a collaboration of the University of Oxford and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich. Enhancements are announced as they are introduced. For What’s new see below.
December 2020. On 29 November 2020 there was a ceremony for Willem Hovestreydt, the final editor of the Annual Egyptological Bibliography (AEB), which was the forerunner of OEB. Willem was presented with a Festschrift, Akhet neheh: studies in honour of Willem Hovestreydt on occasion of his 75th birthday. The book and the articles it contains are now included in OEB, whose staff are delighted to join in this celebration.
November 2020: A new feature linking records to one another, termed 'Relationships', was released in OEB at the beginning of November 2020. The most frequent relationship is between a review, which is an individual record in OEB, and the item reviewed. Relationships can be viewed by clicking on the triangle at the beginning of the title display. Clicking on the OEB number of the relationship leads to the related record; one book can link to many review records. Relationships such as translations, reprints, earlier or later editions, and comments are treated in the same way. Because linking information has been made available to users through the abstract field of records for some years, there is unavoidable redundancy in the display. Around 15,000 records are linked by relationships, and more links are entered continuously.
We are extremely grateful to Diane Bergman, who has entered thousands of reviews from AEB and other sources into the OEB system and continues to work at this very large task.
During the Covid crisis OEB continues to enter new records, with a slight reduction in the pace of addition in comparison with 2019. More than 153,250 database records are online, over 1000 of them first published in 2020. More than 95% of records inherited from AEB and Bibliographie Altägypten have now been verified and updated.