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Oxford English Dictionary Online only for Museums (MLAG member libraries) 2012-2013

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The Oxford English Dictionary is an authoritative and comprehensive dictionary of English. It also traces the evolution of more than 600,000 words over the last 1,500 years through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of sources: from classic literature and periodicals to film scripts and pop songs.

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Subject Areas

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Health and Life Sciences
  • Science, Engineering and Technology
  • Social Sciences

Academic Levels

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
  • Research
  • Professional / CPD courses

Resource Types

  • research materials
  • reference works
  • museum agreement

Further information

This resource is updated irregularly.

1150-present.