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 film scripts and cookery books.
This guide was created to assist students taking ENGL 200, Survey of English Literature I, but all are welcome to use it. This guide will help you find books, articles, and other resources related to your research.
From the Siena College Catalog:
The dictionaries listed in this research guide include the most important dictionaries of the English language and are just a selection from those available from the Standish Library.
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