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Higher Education

Student Resources

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OED Tutorials

Author: Laurel J. Brinton and Leslie K. Arnovick

OED tutorial - Part A

OED tutorial - Part B

OED tutorial - Part C

All screenshots throughout the tutorial are from The Oxford English Dictionary, Second Edition (Online at http://dictionary.oed.com/entrance.dtl), edited by John Simpson (1989). Reprinted by permission of Oxford University Press - http://www.oup.com.

Web Links

Author: Laurel J. Brinton and Leslie K. Arnovick

Websites for Further Investigation

Self-testing Exercises




Reading Files

Additional Reading

Sound Files

Author: Laurel J. Brinton and Leslie K. Arnovick

Reading 1: The Wanderer

Reading 2: From the Alliterative Morte Arthure

Reading 3: From Troilus and Criseyde

Reading 4: Sonnet 18

Reading 5: Sonnet 29

Reading 6: From King Richard II

Reading 7: From King Henry V

Reading 8: Song, 'Go and catch a falling star'

Reading 9: Holy Sonnet 6 ('Death, be not proud')

Reading 10: A Hymn to God the Father

Reading 11: On My First Son

Reading 12: Epitaph on Elizabeth

Reading 13: From The Silent Woman