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Slides from the first Library mini-lecture for the GCPS 1005 Public Speaking course

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  • Oxford English Dictionary is the. It is a guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. It traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books. The OED covers words from across the English-speaking world, from North America to South Africa, from Australia and New Zealand to the Caribbean. It also offers the best in etymological analysis, listings of variant spellings, and shows pronunciation using the International Phonetic Alphabet. The online OED corresponds to the Second Edition (20 volumes in print). Updated

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  • developmental material for speeches Prepared for GCPS 1005, Fall 2013 FINDING DEFINITIONS
  • Finding Quotations Finding Images Citing Your Sources (APA style) Finding Definitions GCPS 1005 PUBLIC SPEAKING definitions 2 Finding Statistics definition an explanation of the meaning of a word
  • Finding Quotations Finding Images Citing Your Sources (APA style) Finding Definitions GCPS 1005 PUBLIC SPEAKING definitions 3 Finding Statistics Your speech is made of words to project your ideas Left: http://www.flickr.com/photos/53789985@N06/4974610603/in/photolist-8zAbqk-8zDkuS-8zDkRU Right: http://dutchparisblog.com/?p=23 View slide
  • Finding Quotations Finding Images Citing Your Sources (APA style) Finding Definitions GCPS 1005 PUBLIC SPEAKING definitions 4 Finding Statistics To accept your ideas, your audience needs to understand your words Left : http://www.flickr.com/photos/53789985@N06/4974610603/in/photolist-8zAbqk-8zDkuS-8zDkRU Right : http://dutchparisblog.com/?p=23 View slide
  • Finding Quotations Finding Images Citing Your Sources (APA style) Finding Definitions GCPS 1005 PUBLIC SPEAKING definitions 5 Finding Statistics classification + differentiation definition Image, right: http://www.hsn.com/products/thermos-sipp-16-oz-stainless-steel-travel-mug/6588445; Others: various
  • Finding Quotations Finding Images Citing Your Sources (APA style) Finding Definitions GCPS 1005 PUBLIC SPEAKING definitions 6 Finding Statistics definition by example Define by… Image, larget: http://www.hsn.com/products/thermos-sipp-16-oz-stainless-steel-travel-mug/6588445; Others: various
  • Finding Quotations Finding Images Citing Your Sources (APA style) Finding Definitions GCPS 1005 PUBLIC SPEAKING definitions 7 Finding Statistics comparison + contrast definition Image, left: http://www.positiveratio.com/shop/coffee-mug/
  • Finding Quotations Finding Images Citing Your Sources (APA style) Finding Definitions GCPS 1005 PUBLIC SPEAKING definitions 8 Finding Statistics other methods definition by etymology synonyms and antonyms negation
  • Finding Quotations Finding Images Citing Your Sources (APA style) Finding Definitions GCPS 1005 PUBLIC SPEAKING definitions 9 Finding Statistics where to find definitions
  • Finding Quotations Finding Images Citing Your Sources (APA style) Finding Definitions GCPS 1005 PUBLIC SPEAKING definitions 10 Finding Statistics• a reference work • contains brief explanatory notes for words or terms • arranged alphabetically DICTIONARYa dictionary is Image: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/customer-media/product-gallery/0550102418/ref=cm_ciu_pdp_images_0?ie=UTF8&index=0
  • Finding Quotations Finding Images Citing Your Sources (APA style) Finding Definitions GCPS 1005 PUBLIC SPEAKING definitions 11 Finding Statistics online or in print Top image: http://www.dukeofdefinition.com/vocab12.htm
  • Finding Quotations Finding Images Citing Your Sources (APA style) Finding Definitions GCPS 1005 PUBLIC SPEAKING definitions 12 Finding Statistics types of dictionary Language dictionaries Subject dictionaries
  • Finding Quotations Finding Images Citing Your Sources (APA style) Finding Definitions GCPS 1005 PUBLIC SPEAKING definitions 13 Finding Statistics Language dictionary • Lists words of a language • Alphabetical order • Orthography • Syllabification • Pronunciation • Etymology • Definition • Standard usage • (Synonyms) • (Antonyms)
  • Finding Quotations Finding Images Citing Your Sources (APA style) Finding Definitions GCPS 1005 PUBLIC SPEAKING definitions 14 Finding Statistics Subject dictionary • contains brief explanatory notes for terms and topics • related to a specific subject • arranged alphabetically • increasingly online • sometimes, encyclopedias call themselves dictionaries
  • Finding Quotations Finding Images Citing Your Sources (APA style) Finding Definitions GCPS 1005 PUBLIC SPEAKING definitions 15 Finding Statistics • book or numbered set of books • contain authoritative summary information on a variety of topics • in the form of short essays • arranged alphabetically by headword or classification ENCYCLOPEDIASan encyclopedia is Image: http://www.worldbook.com/all/item/1376-world-book-encyclopedia-books
  • Finding Quotations Finding Images Citing Your Sources (APA style) Finding Definitions GCPS 1005 PUBLIC SPEAKING definitions 16 Finding Statistics general specialised
  • Finding Quotations Finding Images Citing Your Sources (APA style) Finding Definitions GCPS 1005 PUBLIC SPEAKING definitions 17 Finding Statistics A key feature of encyclopedias • may have list of references for further reading
  • Finding Quotations Finding Images Citing Your Sources (APA style) Finding Definitions GCPS 1005 PUBLIC SPEAKING definitions 18 Finding Statistics search tools for finding definitions
  • Finding Quotations Finding Images Citing Your Sources (APA style) Finding Statistics Finding Definitions GCPS 1005 PUBLIC SPEAKING definitions 19 Google search operator define:
  • Finding Quotations Finding Images Citing Your Sources (APA style) Finding Statistics Finding Definitions GCPS 1005 PUBLIC SPEAKING definitions 20 • metadictionary of 900 online dictionaries • indexes English words and phrases
  • Finding Quotations Finding Images Citing Your Sources (APA style) Finding Statistics Finding Definitions GCPS 1005 PUBLIC SPEAKING definitions 21 Simultaneously search these excellent dictionaries: • Australian Oxford Dictionary • Canadian Oxford Dictionary • New Oxford American Dictionary • The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary • Oxford Dictionary of English • Oxford Paperback Thesaurus • Pocket Oxford American Thesaurus Oxford Reference – Dictionaries
  • Finding Quotations Finding Images Citing Your Sources (APA style) Finding Statistics Finding Definitions GCPS 1005 PUBLIC SPEAKING definitions 22 Oxford Reference – The OED • Oxford English Dictionary • Created in 1857 in Britain • Best etymological analysis of English language • Authority on evolution of the English language
  • Finding Quotations Finding Images Citing Your Sources (APA style) Finding Definitions GCPS 1005 PUBLIC SPEAKING definitions 23 Finding Statistics library.hkbu.edu.hk Locate a dictionary
  • Finding Quotations Finding Images Citing Your Sources (APA style) Finding Definitions GCPS 1005 PUBLIC SPEAKING definitions 24 Finding Statistics Locate an encyclopedia
  • Finding Quotations Finding Images Citing Your Sources (APA style) Finding Definitions GCPS 1005 PUBLIC SPEAKING definitions 25 Finding Statistics
  • Finding Quotations Finding Images Citing Your Sources (APA style) Finding Definitions GCPS 1005 PUBLIC SPEAKING definitions 26 Finding Statistics Links to all of the materials covered (and a few more!) are available on the course guide: http://hkbu.libguides.com/GCPS1005 Click on the “Definitions” tab resources
  • Finding Quotations Finding Images Citing Your Sources (APA style) Finding Definitions GCPS 1005 PUBLIC SPEAKING definitions 27 Finding Statistics image credits Additional image credits Slide 4: Illegible Dutch Handwriting [Artifact]. (2009). Retrieved from http://dutchparisblog.com/?p=23 Slide 4: START Gallery. (2010). Community members and WFU students and faculty listen intently during Rives' artist talk [Photograph]. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/53789985@N06/4974610603/in/photolist-8zAbqk-8zDkuS-8zDkRU