Wednesday, January 26, 2005

The Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary is an indispensable resource for scholars of English. The online version of the full twenty-volume set, with half a million words and 2.4 million suppoting quotations, is on the SFU Library homepage: click the title of this post for a hotlink there.
Some background to the OED, and its value for studying fiction will be introduced in lecture.
To take a virtual tour of the bound volumes, and read some plaudits, click here:

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