Price of OED online (was: Re: meta)

Neal Whitman nwhitman at AMERITECH.NET
Mon Nov 1 14:38:48 UTC 2010

Another middle ground: Get online access from a public library that has a
subscription. Once I discovered that the Columbus (Ohio) Metropolitan
Library had access to the OED, and all I needed to search it was my library
card number, I've been using it all the time. If your public library doesn't
already have access, suggest it!

I'm voting for the library's tax levy tomorrow, in large part because of all
the online resources I'm learning they have. Maybe they'll subscribe to some
historical newspaper databases soon.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Federico Escobar" <federicoescobarcordoba at GMAIL.COM>
Sent: Monday, November 01, 2010 9:22 AM
Subject: Re: meta

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> Paul is right, of course, about the XXL price of the OED's online
> subscription. It's just too much for an independent scholar or a language
> professional who doesn't have the sponsorship of a university. There
> should
> be a special price for unaffiliated suscriptions.
> But, luckily, there's a middle ground, which I heartily recommend, and
> it's
> the CD-ROM version. The latest version is called "Oxford English
> Dictionary=
> ,
> 2nd Edition, Version 4.0," and it's available in Amazon for $214.57
> (discounted from $295.00). That's the one I use, and it works peachily. It
> won't include the meganewest entries drafted last month, but its search
> tools will help you find those words that are burrowed in other entries.
> F.

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