Saturday, February 23, 2013

Free access to the OED for the NYU community

Copyright © Françoise Herrmann
If you are registered at NYU, take advantage of this gift from the NYU libraries: free access to the Oxford English Dictionary. Once your ties are severed from your alma mater, access will cost you $295/year, or $29.50/month.
For access:
Login to Bobcat> Databases A-Z> Scroll to the below listed entry for the OED, and click on the blue hyperlinked text:
The Oxford English Dictionary is the accepted authority on the evolution ofthe English language over the last millennium. It is an unsurpassed guide tothe meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, bothpresent and past. It traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotationsfrom a wide range of international English language sources, from classicliterature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books.
Enter your term in the search field at the top of the OED Splash page:

Happy browsing and searching! This is a fabulous and immense resource, made searchable courtesy of the www and information technology! :-)  

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