Very Short Introductions


Do you know about Very Short Introductions Online from Oxford University Press?  These are succinct overviews of subjects written by experts in their fields, 637 of them, ranging from Abolitionism:  A Very Short Introduction, to Zionism: A Very Short Introduction.  Entries in the V's including Vikings, Viruses and Voltaire.  They serve as a useful bridge between a brief reference entry on a subject and higher academic works.  Use them to decide if you want to pursue a research topic, and if so, in which direction. 

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image of quote stating "every atom in our bodies was once part of a star" from Stars: A Very Short Introduction

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