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Comparative Literature

A resource guide for the study of Comparative Literature.

Dictionaries and Thesauri

Aside from the Oxford English Dictionary (or OED), we have a number of other dictionaries available to you in both print and digital formats. Here is a sampling of some of the many dictionaries you will find at Bobst:

The Oxford English Dictionary

Oxford English Dictionary volumes on a shelf.

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is the most comprehensive dictionary of the English language. The NYU Libraries offer access both online and in print:

Reference works for comparative literature

Etymology: researching word history

You can find reference books on word histories in English starting at the PE 1580 call number range in the Reference Center on the first floor of Bobst Library. The following are digital texts focused on etymology: