Just as the title states, these books are short, basic introductions that cover a wide variety of subjects, from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, Literary Theory to History, and Archaeology to the Bible. Each volume provides a balanced and complete discussion of the central issues for each subject, including its evolution, development and impact on society.
Take a look for yourself. Go to the library's Online Catalog and click on the Advanced Search tab. Choose the Subject Browse search option and enter your subject in the box. Go to our sample search for Diplomacy to see the result list of 10 titles and look at number 4, Diplomacy:a very short introduction. You can see that this book is from this series by its title and because it's published by Oxford University Press.