☰ Menu

Oxford English Dictionary (OED)

Return to Licenses

Connect to the Database

License Begins: 
July 1, 2017
License Ends: 
June 30, 2018
Description: 

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world. As a historical dictionary, the OED is very different from those of current English, in which the focus is on present-day meanings. You'll still find these in the OED, but you'll also find the history of individual words, and of the language—traced through 3 million quotations, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to films scripts and cookery books. The OED started life more than 150 years ago. Today, the dictionary is in the process of its first major revision. Updates revise and extend the OED at regular intervals, each time subtly adjusting our image of the English language.

Simultaneous Users: 

unlimited

Usage Stats: 
Content Types: 
FullText
Counter-Compliant: 
Yes
Multi-Consortial Note: 

Consortia Canada license

Notes on Subscribers: 

This is a Consortia Canada license. Please contact COPPUL regarding all subscription-related issues.

17-18 CMU joins.   Subscription Entitlements