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 20,000 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 247279

   Smith, Stuart Tyson 1990. Administration at the Egyptian Middle Kingdom frontier: sealings from Uronarti and Askut. In Palaima, Thomas G. (ed.), Aegean seals, sealings and administration: proceedings of the NEH-Dickson Conference of the Program in Aegean Scripts and Prehistory of the Department of Classics, University of Texas at Austin, January 11-13, 1989, 197-219. Liège: Université de Liège, Histoire de l'art et archéologie de la Grèce antique.

OEB 247278

   Palaima, Thomas G. (ed.) 1990. Aegean seals, sealings and administration: proceedings of the NEH-Dickson Conference of the Program in Aegean Scripts and Prehistory of the Department of Classics, University of Texas at Austin, January 11-13, 1989. Aegaeum 5. Liège: Université de Liège, Histoire de l'art et archéologie de la Grèce antique.

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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