I'm wondering about the origins of a particular word and, while my first thought was to ask the ELU community, I decided I should do the work myself.
Where should I start looking? I'd love to see some suggestions.
Particularly for computing terms:
Therefore it's important to double check the date: scroll up to confirm the real date for "full view" books, and for preview/"snippet view" verify with another source (such as the Internet Archive, Project Gutenberg or the HathiTrust Digital Library).