Electronic Resource & Database Access

There will be no off-campus access to Library electronic resources and databases this Friday, November 28 from 6-10pm. Library buildings are also closed for the Thanksgiving holiday during that time.

Oxford English Dictionary

Campus access only
Dates: 
Current
Description:

The Oxford English Dictionary is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. It traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books. The online version includes the entire Second Edition, and is continually updated with new words for the New Edition.

The OED covers words from across the English-speaking world, from North America to South Africa, from Australia and New Zealand to the Caribbean. It also offers the best in etymological analysis, listings of variant spellings, and shows pronunciation using the International Phonetic Alphabet. The print version of the Second Edition is available in the Reference area at PE 1625 .O87 1989.

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Print Equivalent: 
Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd Ed. Reference PE1625 .O87 1989
Interface Language: 
English
Materials Language: 
English
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