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ENGED 305 - Professor Borcz (Spring 2020) : Databases and Websites

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OneSearch Los Rios Libraries

Find books, articles, ebooks and more

OneSearch is really what it's name implies, one place to search for many different kinds of sources, including; books, eBooks, academic articles, news articles, videos, and more!


Search Tips:

  • 2-5 keywords often works well
  • Take advantage of the filters inside of OneSearch
  • Try different keywords - think synonyms!
    • Example: dog, puppy, hound, canine, etc.  

OneSearch in One Minute

Recommended Websites

Corpus of Contemporary American English

From the website: "The Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA) is the largest freely-available corpus of English, and the only large and balanced corpus of American English.

Corpus of Historical American English

From the website: "The Corpus of Historical American English (COHA) is the largest structured corpus of historical English.

Etymology Dictionary from

From the website: "Word origins not only shed light on their current meaning, but offer clues to their usage. uses the comprehensive and authoritative etymologies from the Online Etymology Dictionary. This resource synthesizes some of most authentic documents of word history available, offering succinct and incisive information."

Online Etymology Dictionary

The Phrase Finder

Find origin and first usage of selected English proverbs, phrases coined by Shakespeare, American phrases, and nautical and biblical phrases. Good website for getting ideas.

A blog about word and phrase origins with detailed, well-cited articles. Maintained by Dave Wilton, a doctoral candidate at the University of Toronto. Check out "The Big List" to see a list of all words & phrases, or use the search box.