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.

To learn more about how the OEB works you can see our sample search page. To find out how to gain access to our site visit our subscription page.

OEB latest releases  : More new releases

OEB 250014

   Capasso, Mario and Paola Davoli 2013. Soknopaiou Nesos Project: rapporto della nona campagna di scavo 2011. Ricerche di egittologia e di antichità copte 6, 69-79.

OEB 250053

   1896-1897. . In Devéria, Théodule, Mémoires et fragments 1 Paris: Ernest Leroux.

What's new

July 2017: OEB is releasing a filter to enable users to download records into personal bibliographies. In the display, references now end with the word 'Export' in the site's standard colour. Clicking on the word creates a text file for each record, with the name being the OEB record number plus .txt; this should be saved on your computer. The file can be imported into EndNote, Zotero, and other bibliographical software that complies with the RIS coding standard. Records may need adjusting to individual preferences. Records that have not yet been processed in OEB will produce less reliable results but can be edited into a workable form.

We welcome comments on this facility, which is still under test; they should be sent to oebeditor@orinst.ox.ac.uk

OEB contains thousands of records of book reviews. These are not a separate type but are entered as journal articles and include details of the book reviewed. They can be found by including 'review' with other terms in the search bar. When the Annual Egyptological Bibliography (AEB) was converted for the web in 2007, reviews were left to be treated later. Similarly, reviews were not part of the import of Aigyptos in 2011-2014. We intend to add reviews from these sources to OEB over the next couple of years and to integrate review information into the display of records for books. Unprocessed Bibliographie Altägypten (BA) records for books include reviews in a field that is not searchable; for processed records this information has often been moved to the searchable abstract field, and separate records for many reviews have been created.

There are now more than 130,350 records in OEB, of which 114,100 have been checked and released by OEB editors.

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