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Oxford English Dictionary now available online!

Alumni Library is proud to announce that the online collection now includes the OED – Oxford English Dictionary Online.  You may ask, “What is the OED Online?”  The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words—past and present—from across the English-speaking world.

OED Online presents the complete OED in its most recent version—including all work to date on the Third Edition. OED Online is updated regularly to provide users with the results of current research and revision.

  • OED Online also includes:
  • The Historical Thesaurus of the OED;
  • The full text of the Second Edition of the OED;
  • Numerous articles on aspects of English, individual words, the history of the OED, and more.

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