Oxford English Dictionary (OED)
This resource is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words—past and present—from across the English-speaking world, tracing how they have changed over time. (picture)

Scholarly Journal Articles (databases)
  • MLA International Bibliography: Index to books and articles on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics. For best results, limit results to English language and journal articles (publication type).
  • Religion & Philosophy Collection: Index and abstracts covering such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philsophy and the history of philosophy.
  • Academic Search Complete - Index, abstracts, and full text for many scholarly publications covering all academic areas of study.

Find books, ebooks, and evideos in our library's collection by searching the Library Catalog
  • keep searches simple - one or two keywords or a short phrase
  • browse by subject heading to find additional sources
  • click the OhioLINK button for more sources (request usually filled in 2-3 business days)

Selected resources by topic:

William Caxton and the printing press

The language of the King James Bible

Animal communication

Texting and students' writing skills

Sexist language & gender bias in the use of language

Finding images

  • Artstor - A digital library of more than one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences. Create an account to download and save high-quality digital image files.
  • Flickr - search by keyword, then use drop-down menu (top left side) to change "any license" to "all creative commons" (what is Creative Commons?)
  • Pixabay - free online image database; create an account to download and save image files

MLA Style & Citation

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