Basic Information Sources

in the

Lake Superior State University Library

Summer 2005



Burnley, J.D. The History of the English Language: A Sourcebook. New York: Longman, 1992. Ref PE 1075.5 .B87 1992


Barnhart, Clarence L., Steinmetz, Sol And Barnhard, Robert K. The Barnhart Dictionary Of New English Since 1963. Bronxville: Barnhart/Harper & Row, 1973. Ref PE 1630 .B3

Burchfield, R.W., ed. A Supplement To The Oxford English Dictionary. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1972--. Ref PE 1625 .M9 1972

The Century Dictionary : An Encyclopedic Lexicon Of the English Language. 12 vols. New York: The Century Co., 1913.
Ref PE 1625 .M9 1913

Oxford English Dictionary. 13 vols. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1933. Ref PE 1625 .M9 1933

The Random House Dictionary Of the English Language, New York: Random House, 1987. Ref PE 1625 .R3 1987

Webster's New International Dictionary Of The English Language Unabridged, 2nd ed. Springfield, MA: G. & C. Merriam co., 1947. Ref PE 1625 .W3 1934

Webster's Third New International Dictionary Of The English Language Unabridged. Springfield, MA: G. & C. Merriam Co., 1961. Ref PE 1625 .W3 1961


Cassidy, Frederic G. ed. Dictionary Of American Regional English. Cambridge, Mass: Belknap Press Of Harvard University Press, 1985-. Ref PE 2843 .D52 1985

Ehrlich, Eugene, Flexner, Stuart Berg, Carruth, Gorton And Hawkins, Joyce M. Oxford American Dictionary. New York: Oxford University Press, 1980. Ref PE 2835 .O9

Mathews, Mitford M., ed. A Dictionary Of Americanisms On Historical Principles, 2 vols. Chicago: University Of Chicago Press, 1951. Ref PE 2835 .D5


Onions, C.T., Friedrichsen, G.W.S. And Burchfield, R.W., ed. The Oxford Dictionary Of English Etymology. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1966. Ref PE 1580 .O5 1978

Shipley, Joseph T. The Origins Of English Words: A Discursive Dictionary Of Indo-European Roots. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1984. Ref PE 1571 .S46 1984


Mawson, C. O. Sylvester. Dictionary Of Foreign Terms, 2nd ed. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co., 1975. Ref PE 1670 .M3 1975


Middle English Dictionary. Ann Arbor: University Of Michigan Press, 1952--. Ref PE679 .M6


Hall, John R. Clark. A Concise Anglo-Saxon Dictionary, 4th ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1970. Ref PE 279 .H3 1970

Jember, Gregory K., Carrell, John C., Lundquist, Robert P., Olds, Barbara M. And Tripp Jr., Raymond P. English-Old English, Old English-English Dictionary. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1975. Ref PE 279 .J4


Partridge, Eric. A Dictionary Of Slang And Unconventional English: Colloquialismx And Catch-Phrases, Solecisms And Catchreses, Nicknames, Vulgarisms And Such Americanisms As Have Been Naturalized. 8th ed. New York: Macmillan, 1984. Ref PE 3721 .P3 1984

Wentworth, Harold And Flexner, Stuart Berg, ed. Dictionary Of American Slang, 2nd Supplemental ed. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1975. Ref PE 2846 .W4 1975


Mencken, H. L. The American Language: An Inquiry Into The Development Of English In The United States, 4th ed., 3 vols. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1945-1948. Ref PE 2808 .M536 1936


Bright, Elizabeth S. A Word Geography Of California And Nevada. Berkeley: University Of California Press, 1971. Ref PE 3101 .C3 .B7

Kurath, Hans. A Word Geography Of The Eastern United States. Ann Arbor: University Of Michigan Press, 1949. Ref PE 2970 .E2 .K8


Bessinger Jr., J. D. And Smith Jr., Philip H. A Concordance To Beowulf. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1969. Ref PR 1585 .A2 .B4


The Year's Work In English Studies. London: John Murray. Volume 62-73, 78-79. Ref PE 58 .E6


Arts and Humanities Search

Humanities Index. New York: H.W. Wilson, 1975--. FirstSearch & Index Shelves

MLA International Bibliography Of Books And Articles On The Modern Languages And Literatures. New York: Modern Language Association Of America.
1922-1931 "American Bibliography"
Publications Of The Modern Language Association (March Issue)
1932-1947 "American Bibliography"
Publications Of The Modern Language Association (Supplement)
Publications Of The Modern Language Association (May Issue)
Ref PB 1 .M64


Baugh, Albert Croll. A History of the English Language. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2002. PE 1075 .B3 2002

Berg, Donna Lee. A Guide to the Oxford English Dictionary. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993. Ref PE 1617 .O94 B47 1993

Bryson, Bill. The Mother Tongue: English and How it Got That Way. New York: Avon Books, 1990. PE 1072 .B76 1991

Crystal, David. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995. versize PE 1072 .C68 1995O

Morton, Herbert Charles. The Story of Webster's Third: Philip Gove's Controversial Dictionary and it's Critics. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995. PE 1617 .W4 M67 1995

Robinson, Orrin W. Old English and its Closest Relatives: A Survey of the Earliest Germanic Languages. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1992. PE 124 .R63 1992