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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about using this resource.