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 30,000 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 268516

   Howe, Timothy 2018. Kings don't lie: truthtelling, historiography and Ptolemy I Soter. In Howe, Timothy (ed.), Ptolemy I Soter: a self-made man, 155-184. Oxford; Philadelphia: Oxbow Books.

OEB 268515

   Gorre, Gilles 2018. Ptolemy son of Lagos and the Egyptian elite. In Howe, Timothy (ed.), Ptolemy I Soter: a self-made man, 128-154. Oxford; Philadelphia: Oxbow Books.

What's new

December 2018: A minor change has been introduced to the OEB interface. The 'Structured search' button is now on the left in all screens (swapped with 'Browse categories'). Structured search is the quickest method to use for the majority of queries, and the new placing highlights its effectiveness.

OEB now includes almost 8000 reviews. Work to introduce a display of relationships between records – reviews, new editions, and similar connections – is ongoing, and the new facility should become available during 2019. Meanwhile, reviews of books and some articles (the latter mostly pre-1947) can be found by adding 'review' to an appropriate search string.

In the last year 8000 records have been added to OEB, for a current total of 141,000. Of these, nearly 7000 were published in 2016-2018. For any recent year OEB now includes more than 3000 records during the three subsequent years.

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