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07 October, 2016

OED online access returns to Georgia Tech

Very happy to announce that access to the online version of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) has been reestablished at Georgia Tech. The powers that be at the USG level had decided to cancel the system/state-wide subscription, but our colleagues at the Library, Karen Viars (subject librarian) and Lori Critz (Assistant Dean, Collections) managed to get us access. Thanks!

As many of you know, the OED is the one of the world's best lexicographic resources, and the online version is continually updated to serve as a guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of c. 600,000 words— past and present—from across the wide range of the English-speaking world.

For GT students, faculty, and staff, the OED is accessible through the library's Databases A - Z list (http://libguides.gatech.edu/az.php). The direct URL (persistent) is:  http://prx.library.gatech.edu/login?url=http://www.oed.com/.