Answered By: Rebecca Sedam Last Updated: Nov 04, 2016 Views: 26
The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is an excellent source for word history research. You can select it from the A-Z Database List. Other dictionaries typically focus on present day meanings of words. In contrast, the OED is a historical dictionary with information about WHEN words entered the English language. The OED will provide you with information about "obfuscate" both as a verb and as an adjective. The search results will also include a link to a thesaurus.
To identify additional sources, you can do a subject searches in the Oakton Library Catalog for
- English language etymology dictionaries
If you need additional help, stop by the reference desk on either campus or call one of the phone numbers below to speak to a reference librarian.