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Welcome to the Help for OED Online. This user's guide contains all you need to know about using the OED, including the Historical Thesaurus of the OED (HTOED).

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Using the Help

You can access this Guide at any time by clicking the Help link at the top of the page or just below the Quick search box. It will open at the part of the Guide most relevant to your current location on the site.