Q. Can you tell me about the Oxford English Dictionary found on the Alabama Virtual Library?
For more than a century, the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) has been one of the most accepted authorities on the English language. The OED is a 20 vloume set in print now available in this online version. There are over 600,000 words contained in the work with more than three million quotations included to illustrate when and how a word has been used in the past. Also included is a pronunciation guide. The online OED is updated every three months to reflect recent changes in word usage. With the OED online, patrons now have easy access to this remarkable resource.