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Middle English Dictionary
The print version of the Middle English Dictionary (Ref. PE679 .M54) was completed in 2001. Its 15,000 pages offer a comprehensive analysis of lexicon and usage for the period 1100-1500, based on the analysis of a collection of over three million citation slips, the largest collection of this kind available. This electronic version of the MED preserves all the details of the print MED making it searchable in ways impossible within any print dictionary.

OhioLINK Electronic Book Center
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OneLook Dictionaries
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Oxford English Dictionary
Searchable full text of the famous etymological dictionary

Oxford Reference Online
"Oxford Reference Online: The Core Collection brings together 100 well-known and trusted dictionaries and reference books, plus an Encyclopedia, into a single cross-searchable web database for the first time."