New Oxford English Dictionary platform to launch 18 July 

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as an authority on the English language and is a flagship product of OUP. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words - past and present - from across the English-speaking world. 

Oxford University Press is pleased to announce that the OED is moving to a new platform on 18 July. The purpose of this transition is to provide a significantly enhanced customer experience on the site. The new platform places OED data at the heart of the academic research journey, meeting and anticipating the needs and expectations of contemporary users. 

Benefits include:

Improved site functionality, including clearer navigation

A clear, new tabular layout, making information easier to understand

Enhanced accessibility
compliant with industry standards (WCAG)

Familiar look and feel to the Oxford Academic platform, giving a better experience as users move between sites

Librarians, sign up for OED new platform launch updates

Sign up today to receive email updates about:

• Webinar and demo events

• Access to onboarding and training materials

• End-user materials

You can now review our migration checklist and Frequently Asked Questions document. This document provides a checklist of actions institutional customers will need to take to ensure a smooth transition to the new platform, as well as answers to some frequently asked questions:

By registering to receive OED new platform launch updates, you agree to receive email marketing from OUP.

Our Privacy Policy sets out how Oxford University Press handles your personal information, and your rights to object to your personal information being used for marketing to you or being processed as part of our business activities.

What is the OED?

The OED is more than a look-up dictionary, it is a complete history of the English language that cannot be found elsewhere. The data found within the OED is detailed and rich in content and is an essential resource for academics and students alike studying across a range of disciplines.

Connect with us:

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

Copyright © Oxford University Press 2023

We use cookies to enhance your experience on our website. This website uses cookies that provide targeted advertising and which track your use of this website. By clicking ‘Continue’ or by continuing to use our website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time.