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Access to Research
Ancestry - Library Edition
Borrowbox
Britannica Library
Find My Past
Libby
Life in the UK - The British way of life
Mintel
Oxford Dictionaries
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Theory Test Pro

Resources by Category

Arts and Music
Search Oxford Art Online to access the content of Grove Art Online and other reference resources. Oxford Art Online includes over 200,000 articles that span ancient to contemporary art and architecture, as well as over 19,000 images of works of art, structures, plans, and artist signatures.
The gateway to Grove Music Online, Oxford Music Online provides biographical information on classical and modern musicians from Amadeus Mozart to Aphex Twin. There are also articles on composers, conductors, instruments and notation.
Business Support
British Standards Online is the simple tool that gives you instant access to a range of ISO, EN and BS standards.
COBRA (Complete Business Reference Adviser) is an encyclopaedia of practical information for starting, running and managing a small business.
D & B Hoovers is a huge database compiling detailed Company profiles for more than 330 million companies worldwide.
EMIS specialises in providing detailed company, industry and news analysis on emerging markets around the world.
Frost and Sullivan provide in depth industry and strategy reports.
GrantFinder is a searchable database that allows you to find UK funding opportunities.
IBISWorld is a comprehensive Industry and market research database, compiling detailed country specific reports designed to help businesses make better decisions.
Spanning 33 million companies based in 70 different Countries, Kompass describes itself as the ultimate business directory.
Local Data Online provides local information on towns, cities and high streets across the UK, with a special emphasis on retail and leisure.
Mintel is an internationally recognised specialist in market intelligence.
Passport is a market research database that provides research and analysis on industries, economies, countries and consumers.
Homework Help
Easy-to-use information rich in pictures, videos and animations from a trusted source - with versions of the encyclopedia tailored for children aged 5 to 11, students aged 12 to 18 and for adults.
Search Oxford Art Online to access the content of Grove Art Online and other reference resources. Oxford Art Online includes over 200,000 articles that span ancient to contemporary art and architecture, as well as over 19,000 images of works of art, structures, plans, and artist signatures.
The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography contains the biographies of deceased people who helped shape British history. The biographies include links to related content on other websites such as the BBC, British Library, and National Portrait Gallery.
The gateway to Grove Music Online, Oxford Music Online provides biographical information on classical and modern musicians from Amadeus Mozart to Aphex Twin. There are also articles on composers, conductors, instruments and notation.
Journals, Newspapers and Magazines
Access to Research provides free access to over 30 million academic papers and journal articles.
If you are interested in family history or general historical research you will find this database useful.
Explore Libby to access eMagazines - it has the latest issues of your favourite magazines for all ages and interests. Access digital copies of thousands of daily newspapers brought to you by Pressreader on Libby.
Search through the digitised edition of The Times from 1785 onwards.
Library Open Data
LibrariesHacked API for providing open UK library data.
LibrariesHacked Library data blog, promoting open data and hacks in libraries.
Contains openly-licensed data and content from Newcastle Libraries and Tyne and Wear Museums.
Local History
Ancestry offers access to search and view thousands of family history records.
If you are interested in family history or general historical research you will find this database useful.
Find My Past is a family history website, with an ever-growing collection of records that can help you find ancestors and long-lost family members.
Search through the digitised edition of The Times from 1785 onwards.
Reference and Research
Access to Research provides free access to over 30 million academic papers and journal articles.
Ancestry offers access to search and view thousands of family history records.
Easy-to-use information rich in pictures, videos and animations from a trusted source - with versions of the encyclopedia tailored for children aged 5 to 11, students aged 12 to 18 and for adults.
British Standards Online is the simple tool that gives you instant access to a range of ISO, EN and BS standards.
COBRA (Complete Business Reference Adviser) is an encyclopaedia of practical information for starting, running and managing a small business.
D & B Hoovers is a huge database compiling detailed Company profiles for more than 330 million companies worldwide.
EMIS specialises in providing detailed company, industry and news analysis on emerging markets around the world.
Find a Job Support is a suite of three guides designed to help anyone seeking new employment.
Find My Past is a family history website, with an ever-growing collection of records that can help you find ancestors and long-lost family members.
Frost and Sullivan provide in depth industry and strategy reports.
GrantFinder is a searchable database that allows you to find UK funding opportunities.
IBISWorld is a comprehensive Industry and market research database, compiling detailed country specific reports designed to help businesses make better decisions.
Spanning 33 million companies based in 70 different Countries, Kompass describes itself as the ultimate business directory.
Life in the UK - The British way of life contains information that may be useful for people newly arrived in the UK.
Local Data Online provides local information on towns, cities and high streets across the UK, with a special emphasis on retail and leisure.
Mintel is an internationally recognised specialist in market intelligence.
Search Oxford Art Online to access the content of Grove Art Online and other reference resources. Oxford Art Online includes over 200,000 articles that span ancient to contemporary art and architecture, as well as over 19,000 images of works of art, structures, plans, and artist signatures.
Oxford Dictionaries is your destination whenever you need language guidance.
The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography contains the biographies of deceased people who helped shape British history. The biographies include links to related content on other websites such as the BBC, British Library, and National Portrait Gallery.
The gateway to Grove Music Online, Oxford Music Online provides biographical information on classical and modern musicians from Amadeus Mozart to Aphex Twin. There are also articles on composers, conductors, instruments and notation.
Oxford Reference is the premier online reference product, spanning 25 different subject areas, bringing together 2 million digitized entries across Oxford University Press’s Dictionaries, Companions and Encyclopedias.
Passport is a market research database that provides research and analysis on industries, economies, countries and consumers.
Theory Test Pro is a highly realistic online simulation of the UK's driving theory tests for all vehicle categories.
Online, searchable version of Which? Magazine.
eBooks and Audiobooks
Explore BorrowBox to access thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks - from newly released titles to the classics.
Explore Libby to access eMagazines - it has the latest issues of your favourite magazines for all ages and interests. Access digital copies of thousands of daily newspapers brought to you by Pressreader on Libby.