Welcome to the Online Egyptological Bibliography (OEB).

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 25,000 further items. Coverage is from 1822 to the present. Enhancements are announced as they are introduced. For What’s new see below.

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OEB 259137

   Anonymous 2018. Professor Dr. Wolfhart Westendorf, 18.09.1924-23.02.2018. Göttinger Miszellen 254, 5.

OEB 259135

   Hamy, E.T. and A. Gayet 1907. Conférences faites au Musée Guimet. Edited by R. Cagnat, Salomon Reinach, E. Senart, and Sylvain Lévi. Annales du Musée Guimet 25. Paris: Ernest Leroux.

What's new

July 2018: Two developments in OEB editing have been introduced in the last few months. First, the display of records that have been checked but not seen by OEB editors is now followed by an explanatory note. At present these records number a little over 500 (about 0.4% of the records currently online); as we work over material in rare publications more will receive the note. If users have access to any of these items, we would be grateful for copies (e.g. pdfs), which can be sent to oebeditor@orinst.ox.ac.uk. Sight of such items will result in a reduction of their number and an increase in the accuracy of OEB. At the same time, it is now possible to process some material that we are unlikely to be able to see ourselves.

Second, a new record type has been introduced for important articles in collections, such as handbooks, that are only published online. This enables OEB to cover additional categories of publications. The salient group that is is now added is the UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology (UEE).

In July 2018 OEB has more than 137000 records online, an increase of 4000 in the last six months.

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