Oxford English Dictionary gets a Makeover

Calling all language lovers! In December, the online Oxford English Dictionary got a new look. The OED online was updated with a new interface and several new features that make it more browsable.

The new OED home page

The most substantive of these features is the Historical Thesaurus, which groups words into a complex hierarchy of categories and allows users to explore synonyms for a given word through different times in history. Another new feature provides timelines that chart how many words were added to the English language and when. You can examine a timeline for words in a particular subject area or from different languages of origin. Users of the new OED can also search by subject, region, usage, origin, or by the sources from which OED takes its quotations. Please contact the library at x4635 or library@delhi.edu if you have any questions about using this resource.

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Orientation and Spring 2011 Hours

Winter break has flown by, and it’s time to come back to class! Resnick Library will be open during Orientation Weekend:
Saturday, January 22, 11am- 3 pm
Sunday, January 23, 12n- 4pm
Starting Monday, January 24, the library will begin its regular hours for the Spring 2011 semester, which are:
Weeks 1-5 (Jan 24-Feb 25)
Mon-Thu 7:30am- 10pm
Fri 7:30am- 5pm
Sat 12n- 5pm
Sun 2pm- 10pm
Weeks 6-14 (Mar 7- May 14)
Mon-Thu 7:30am- midnight
Fri 7:30am- 5pm
Sat 12n- 5pm
Sun 2pm- midnight
Friday, May 6 & 13, the library will be open from 7:30am- 8pm. During mid-winter break (Feb 26- March 5) and spring break (April 9-16), the library will be closed. Special hours for finals week will be posted.
Have a great semester!