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 50,000 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 search tips see the User information tab. For What’s new see below.

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OEB latest releases  : More new releases

OEB 313634

   Wimmer, Stefan Jakob, Lyndelle Webster, Katharina Streit, and Felix Höflmayer 2023. A new hieratic ostracon from Lachish. Zeitschrift für ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde 150 (1), 146-156.

OEB 313633

   Vernus, Pascal 2023. The diachronic variations of a formulaic expression for denying and shifting the responsibility and the magical processes of thought it involves - "c'est pas moi … c'est l'autre". Zeitschrift für ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde 150 (1), 130-145.

What's new

January 2023: Since March 2022 the large majority of records for Cyrillic titles inherited from AEB have been processed into the new format described in the previous news item. Of the three main database sources for OEB, Bibliographie Altägypten did not include items in non-Latin scripts. Plans are being developed to address this gap for Cyrillic, and thus to add numerous older titles. OEB editors are always pleased to learn of material that is not in the database, and this applies to material in any script for which a Unicode representation is available.

The checking and conversion of AEB and Bibliographie Altägypten records to the database format and style of OEB has taken a number of years so far. Of the more than 168,000 records now live on the website, about 3.5% have not yet been processed, two thirds of them from Bibliographie Altägypten. Editors would be very grateful to users who may identify sources for particularly obscure items (for AEB these are ones with author names in capital letters). Those that are readily accessible will be dealt with as time allows.

The number of newly published items that are processed within their year of publication, or indeed before the year to which they are dated, has risen significantly. On 19 December 2022, there were 1849 live records from 2022 and 2023.

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