This guide is to help students learn about the Oxford English Dictionary. Here you will find:
1. Searching OED: a basic guide in how to conduct searches in the Oxford English Dictionary Online.
2. Reading OED Entry: once you've found the entry you're looking for, how to interpret what you're seeing.
3. Tips on Advanced Searching: constructing more complex queries and searching within entries.
To access the OED you will need to authenticate through the UIUC's Duo Factor Authentication system. The preferred browser is Chrome. However, if you have trouble accessing the resource, try a different browser or let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.