Reviews of the OED Online

What subscribers say about OED Online:

“An absolutely essential tool, heavily and widely used across the university.”

- Patricia Killiard, Head of Electronic Services and Systems, Cambridge University

“A very popular and well used resource.”

- Russell Burke, Electronic Resources Co-ordinator, King’s College London

“Within two minutes, the OED had introduced me to more than a dozen nuggets of information spanning literature, science, folklore, and geography…like a good teacher, the new OED sets limits…”

- New Yorker, Book Bench blog

“An essential resource.”

- Kate Price, E-Strategy & Resources Manager, University of Surrey

What reviewers say about OED Online:

“…the only reason for a library to not subscribe is not having Internet access”


“A cathedral of words and a great British creation.”

- Robert McCrum, Observer

“The single most indispensable tool of the Internet Age.”

- Michael Shermer, Author

“Quick to access and easy to use… A browser’s paradise.”

- Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, The Times

“An incomparable monument of scholarship, one of the wonders of our age.”


“A much-needed new-media setting for appreciating the richness and history of the English language.”

Wall Street Journal