eReference

Free Access to Digital Resources 

Select the resource you need and sign in with your library card number to get started. Most services are also available from outside library premises apart from Find My Past, British Newspaper Archive and Access to Research.

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Biography

American National Biography

Biographies of significant, influential or notorious figures from American history written by prominent scholars

 

Dictionary of National Biography

Over 60,000 biographies, portraits of significant, influential or notorious figures who shaped British history 

 

Business

COBRA


Cobra is web based and stands for Complete Business Resource Advisor.

Packed with information about setting up in business, including: area profiles, fact sheets and signposting to the key sources of help and support in your field. It’s also great for researching which qualifications are required for a particular career.

Family History

Find My Past Free to use in library premises only.

Research your ancestors using census, birth, marriage, death, military and many more useful records.

Historical Newspapers

Times Digital Archive  The Times newspaper from 1755

 

British Newspaper Archive    From library premises only

19th and 20th Century local newspapers from Britain and Ireland

More resources for reference, research and life

Access to Research

Free access to a wide range of academic articles and research. You can view article abstracts from home but the full article is only available from library premises.

Subjects include art, architecture, business, engineering, history, languages, politics, philosophy, mathematics and the sciences


 

Universal Skills

Help with Universal Credit, Find a Job, basic computer skills, online forms and preparing a CV


 

Life in Great Britain

Prepare for the Citizenship Test


 

Oxford Music Online

The authoritative resource for music research with over 51,000 articles covering the diverse history and cultures of music around the globe

 


 

Oxford English Dictionary

The accepted authority on the English language. It is a comprehensive guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words from across the English-speaking world.


 

Oxford Bibliographies

British and Irish Literature , Victorian Literature


 

Very Short Introductions

Discover a new topic or subject with these intelligent and serious introductions written by authors who are experts in their field.

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