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About Encyclopædia Britannica Online

 

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online delivers fast and easy access to high-quality, comprehensive information. The rich combination of the insightful Encyclopædia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools provides the variety of reliable sources that students need to consult when conducting thorough research—all from one resource.

 

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online allows you to search 98,000 articles, including:

  • More than 7,800 articles from Britannica Books of the Year, Merriam-Webster Collegiate® Dictionary and Thesaurus with more than 200,000 entries, plus functionality that allows you to simply click on a word for instant vocabulary assistance.
  • Extensive World Atlas linking users to maps, flags, statistics and more of over 215 countries.
  • Links to over 200,000 related Web sites, selected for content by Britannica editors.
  • Over 23,000 illustrations, maps, and graphics.
  • Sounds, animations, and video clips covering topics ranging from the rainforests to politics

 

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Oxford English Dictionrary

 

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is the most authoritative and comprehensive record of the English language in the world, tracing the evolution and use of words over the past 1,000 years. As a historical dictionary, the OED is very different from those of current English, in which the focus is on present-day meanings. You will still find these in the OED, but you will also find the history of individual words, and of the language, traced through more than 3 million quotations.

 

THE RESOURCE

  • The only English dictionary that aims to trace the first recorded use of every sense of every word, to show when it entered the language
  • OED Timelines help users discover when words entered the English language by subject, region, or origin
  • Each entry shows sense development, quotation evidence, and links to related entries – unlocking the history of every word
  • Quarterly updates include hundreds of new and revised meanings
  • In-entry links have been added to pertinent quotations so Oxford Scholarly Editions Online subscribers can directly see the context in which it is used.

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