These standards were reviewed by the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Standards Committee and approved by the Board of Directors of the ACRL on January 18, 2000, at the Midwinter Meeting of the American Library Association in San Antonio, Texas. These standards were also endorsed by the American Association for Higher Education (October 1999) and the Council of Independent Colleges (February 2004).
600,000 words … 3 million quotations … over 1000 years of English
The OED is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of past and present words from across the English-speaking world. Browse or search this incredibly rich resource.
This online version contains two separate texts: the complete Second Edition and the New Edition in progress.