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    Happy Birthday OED, Happy Birthday To You!

    Sandra Chauvin – Circulation Librarian Ohrstrom Library celebrates The Oxford English dictionary’s 80th birthday with a small book display in the Baker Reading Room.  Included in the display are The New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary and two of Simon Winchester’s books about the OED.  The complete unabridged 2nd edition of the OED can be found in the Reference Room at Ref. 423 Ox2.  Take a moment to browse these amazing resources. The idea of the dictionary was conceived in 1857, but the finished first edition was not published until 1928.  In 2000, Oxford University Press started its first online edition.  Since then, the uses for the OED have expanded and…

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    OED RSS: Word of the Day Feed

    Lisa Laughy – Archives Assistant Oxford English Dictionary Online is a subscription service available to students, faculty and staff through the Ohstrom Library website.  You can use this service to check meanings of words, find the first recorded use of a word, or for inspiration in solving word puzzles, among other things.  One of the services they now offer is the Word of the Day RSS feed.  Now that you have read the earlier post introducing feed readers, you are ready to add OED to your daily feed. The Word of the Day feed address is: http://www.oed.com/rss.xml Cut and paste the address into your feed reader, or click on the…