Oxford English Dictionary Online

The libraries of the Conservatoire for Dance & Drama (CDD) have arranged a free trial of the Oxford English Dictionary Online for all students and staff. The trial is now live and will run until Friday 01 April 2016.

The trial provides access to the most authoritative and comprehensive record of the English language in the world, tracing the evolution and use of words. The Oxford English Dictionary Online gives you not only the latest content of the full Oxford English Dictionary, but also the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary, providing more depth and breadth.

On Site Access Information:

To begin using the Oxford English Dictionary Online, visit www.oed.com.

Users accessing the site via networked computers at the 8 schools & the CDD central office will be automatically authenticated via IP address… providing full access to the resource without the need for passwords or usernames.

Off Site Access Information

 You can access the resource off-site from any internet ready computer/tablet/phone, using an OpenAthens username and password (available to anyone who has an OpenAthens account):

Go to  www.oed.com/loginpage click on the “Athens/access Management Federation Login” link, located below the log in boxes.  Select Conservatoire for Dance & Drama from the drop down list & you’ll be taken to an OpenAthens log on screen and will need to enter your OpenAthens credentials (username & password).

Instructions on setting up an OpenAthens account can be found in the NSCD Library Guide. If you are a member of staff and need an OpenAthens account please email the Librarian to request an account.

Any feedback on the resource would be very helpful, so please email your thoughts to the Librarian with the subject line: OED feedback.

Getting started with the Oxford English Dictionary