“Dictionaries & Words”LIS 5603, Intro to Information ServicesDr. Lorri Mon,College of Communication & Information
Google word definition search using             define:
Secret Librarian Trick: Look for “ReferenceTools,” “Reference Shelf,” “Reference Desk”         http://www.lib.fsu.edu
Oxford English Dictionaryhttps://login.proxy.lib.fsu.edu/login?url=http://www.lib.fsu.edu/get/oed
Oxford English DictionaryCompleted during 1880’s-1920’s.414,000 entries and 1.8 million quotationsFeatures: etymology/word...
Questions for Dictionaries/Word Sources• what is a “cracker barrel”?• what‘s the origin of the word “hooch”?• who first us...
DAREDictionary of American Regional English:multi-volumes in print (most academiclibraries will have it); 100 entries are ...
Creating the DARE Dictionary:   Chuck Wagon Etiquettehttp://dare.wisc.edu/?q=node/206
Questions for Dictionaries/Word Sources• what is a “cracker barrel”?• what‘s the origin of the word “hooch”?• who first us...
Facts on File Visual Dictionary
Reader’s Digest Illustrated Reverse
Reader’s Digest Illustrated Reverse
Dictionary of Symbols
Grove’s Dictionary of Music                Now “Grove Music Online”http://proxy.lib.fsu.edu/login?url=http://www.grovemusi...
Grove’s Dictionary of Arthttp://proxy.lib.fsu.edu/login?url=http://www.lib.fsu.edu/get/grove-art
Stedman’s Medical Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy
Finding Dictionaries for Research Guides   Searching in FSU catalog for “dictionary”   and your topic http://fsu.catalog.f...
Questions for Dictionaries/Word Sources Where can I find: • quotes about war? • another word for “fussy”? • all Shakespear...
Roget’s Thesaurus
Bartlett’s QuotationsA quotation entry -       From the Index under                          “stick” -
ConcordancesShakespeare Concordance, BibleConcordance, etc. -   Shakespeare Rhymezone   http://www.rhymezone.com/shakespea...
Evaluating Dictionaries    Size and Coverage              Features and Content• Unabridged – largest,        • Spelling va...
Resources on Words• Dictionaries – meanings, pronunciation,  etymology, illustrations• Thesauri – synonyms, antonyms and r...
Examples of Word SourcesVisual Dictionaries          Subject Dictionaries• Facts on File Visual       • Stedman’s Medical ...
Next Due Dates• Mon, Oct 8: Question Set (email to  instructor)  Answering each question with 3 different  sources: web, i...
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  1. 1. “Dictionaries & Words”LIS 5603, Intro to Information ServicesDr. Lorri Mon,College of Communication & Information
  2. 2. Google word definition search using define:
  3. 3. Secret Librarian Trick: Look for “ReferenceTools,” “Reference Shelf,” “Reference Desk” http://www.lib.fsu.edu
  4. 4. Oxford English Dictionaryhttps://login.proxy.lib.fsu.edu/login?url=http://www.lib.fsu.edu/get/oed
  5. 5. Oxford English DictionaryCompleted during 1880’s-1920’s.414,000 entries and 1.8 million quotationsFeatures: etymology/word origins, quotes of early usesof words in the literature. Example: brouhaha : [a. F. brouhaha (15th c. in Littré).] A commotion, a to-do, a ‘sensation’; hubbub, uproar.1890 O. W. HOLMES Over Teacups v. 94, I enjoy thebrouhaha..of all this quarrelsome menagerie of noise-making machines.Gaps: proper names, specialized scientific words –primarily has a literary focus. http://www.lib.fsu.edu/get/oed
  6. 6. Questions for Dictionaries/Word Sources• what is a “cracker barrel”?• what‘s the origin of the word “hooch”?• who first used the word “Sequoia” for trees?• what does a “pince-nez” look like?
  7. 7. DAREDictionary of American Regional English:multi-volumes in print (most academiclibraries will have it); 100 entries are nowavailable online as an example of thecontent: http://dare.wisc.edu/?q=node/163
  8. 8. Creating the DARE Dictionary: Chuck Wagon Etiquettehttp://dare.wisc.edu/?q=node/206
  9. 9. Questions for Dictionaries/Word Sources• what is a “cracker barrel”?• what‘s the origin of the word “hooch”?• who first used the word “Sequoia” for trees?• what does a “pince nez” look like?
  10. 10. Facts on File Visual Dictionary
  11. 11. Reader’s Digest Illustrated Reverse
  12. 12. Reader’s Digest Illustrated Reverse
  13. 13. Dictionary of Symbols
  14. 14. Grove’s Dictionary of Music Now “Grove Music Online”http://proxy.lib.fsu.edu/login?url=http://www.grovemusic.com/index.html
  15. 15. Grove’s Dictionary of Arthttp://proxy.lib.fsu.edu/login?url=http://www.lib.fsu.edu/get/grove-art
  16. 16. Stedman’s Medical Dictionary
  17. 17. Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy
  18. 18. Finding Dictionaries for Research Guides Searching in FSU catalog for “dictionary” and your topic http://fsu.catalog.fcla.edu/fs.jsp? ADV=S&S=0381349380623286&fl=boOCLC Worldcat First Searchhttps://proxy.lib.fsu.edu/login?url=http://www.lib.fsu.edu/get/wcfsUBorrowhttp://union.catalog.fcla.edu/ux.jsp NetLibraryhttps://login.proxy.lib.fsu.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx? profile=ehost&defaultdb=nlebk
  19. 19. Questions for Dictionaries/Word Sources Where can I find: • quotes about war? • another word for “fussy”? • all Shakespeare quotes using the word ‘cheese’?
  20. 20. Roget’s Thesaurus
  21. 21. Bartlett’s QuotationsA quotation entry - From the Index under “stick” -
  22. 22. ConcordancesShakespeare Concordance, BibleConcordance, etc. - Shakespeare Rhymezone http://www.rhymezone.com/shakespeare/
  23. 23. Evaluating Dictionaries Size and Coverage Features and Content• Unabridged – largest, • Spelling variants over 250,000 words, • Pronunciations attempt at completeness • Word origins (etymology)• Semi-abridged • Examples of usage (collegiate) – btw 130,000 and 250,000 words, desk- • Part of speech (adj, noun) sized; colleges • Run ons (handled• Abridged (pocket) – separately or not? 55,000 to 130,000 words, Master, masterful, -ly) often scaled down from a • Phrases as well as words larger work; used in home (“kicked the bucket”) or office • Synonyms and antonyms • Illustrations
  24. 24. Resources on Words• Dictionaries – meanings, pronunciation, etymology, illustrations• Thesauri – synonyms, antonyms and related words• Quotations – famous sayings in history & literature• Style Manuals – grammar and usage• Concordances – where to find words in a text
  25. 25. Examples of Word SourcesVisual Dictionaries Subject Dictionaries• Facts on File Visual • Stedman’s Medical Dictionary Dictionary• Dictionary of Symbols • Grove’s Dictionary of Music• Reader’s Digest • Grove’s Dictionary of Art Illustrated Reverse Words, Quotes, StyleSpecial Purposes • Roget’s Thesaurus• Acronyms, Initialisms & • Turabian Manual of Style Abbreviations Dictionary • Bartlett’s Quotations
  26. 26. Next Due Dates• Mon, Oct 8: Question Set (email to instructor) Answering each question with 3 different sources: web, index, books/bibliographic• Mon, Oct 15: IPL2 Question #1 (first “real user” question

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