Oxford English Dictionary Database Info
This database provides a fully searchable online version of the Oxford English Dictionary. The database provides pronunciations and definitions of words, but also provides information on etymology (the origin/history of words), a chart of noteworthy dates the word is used in publications, and information on alternative spellings.
The database also has a "Lost for Words?" link, which takes users to a random word in the dictionary. The database retains some of the feel of browsing the print dictionary by showing an alphabetical list of entries on the left side of the screen. The list shows words that come both before and after the selected entry.