Monday, February 9, 2015

Featuring JCU Library's Oxford English Dictionary

Are you struggling to find authoritative meanings for words? Try using JCU Library's Oxford English Dictionary online.

Oxford English Dictionary is widely acknowledged to be the most authoritative and comprehensive record of the English language in the world, tracing the evolution and use of words. This online resource offers the latest content of the full Oxford English Dictionary, and the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary, providing more depth and breadth than ever before. It also covers British, American, and other varieties of English, and all types of usage from formal to slang.

2 comments:

Jim Rustles said...

Is this a better resource than, say, dictionary.com or Google?

Sharon B said...

Oh, heck yeah. The Oxford English Dictionary is one of the most widely respected dictionaries in the world. If you are looking for a reliable definition to use in your assignment (and you want to look smart) the OED is one of the best sources to use.