Citing to the Oxford English Dictionary

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In previous blog posts, we've explored the different editions of the Oxford English Dictionary and its evolution from print resource to an online database (see Part 1 and Part 2). For those needing to cite to an OED definition, the OED Online now has a "Cite" feature to help users format the citation.

The "Cite" link is located above the definition entry, next to the links for "Print", "Save", and "Email".

Users can view the citation in MLA7, MLA8, or Chicago Manual styles.

And if a user has access to a citation manager like EndNote or RefWorks, the citation can be formatted for those platforms.

The Oxford English Dictionary is a membership resource available to all Jenkins members.

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