Online Information Databases

Online Information Databases

Online Information Databases

Online Information Databases

Online Information Databases
Online Information Databases
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Logo

The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography lists over 60,000 biographies, 72 million words, 11,000 portraits of significant, influential or notorious figures who shaped British history.

Access Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Oxford English Dictionary Online logo

To access the Oxford English Dictionary you will need your library number only if you are accessing from home. Library numbers are not required when using the resource in our libraries. This dictionary includes meanings and the history of more than 60,000 words. It is a definitive record of the English language.

Access Oxford English Dictionary Online

World Book logo

Three online encyclopaedias are available in World Book Online - Kids (primary age), Student, (secondary age) Advanced (adults) There are thousands of articles, as well as hundreds of maps, videos, and other media for all ages.

World Book Online

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Ancestry logo

Provides access to genealogical resources including censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents. You can normally access Ancestry Library Edition only in our libraries.

Login using your membership number and PIN via the Ancestry information.

Access Ancestry

The British Newspaper Archive logo

Access to millions of pages of British and Irish newspapers from 1703 -2003 including selected local newspapers. Content includes news articles, family notices, obituaries, advertisements and illustrations. Access from libraries only and you need to register for a free account

Access British Newspaper Archive

Access to Research logo

Access to Research offers over ten million academic articles and research on subjects including art, architecture, business, engineering, history, languages, politics, philosophy, mathematics and the sciences. You can only visit Access to Research in our libraries. It is not available to access from home. Find out how to book a Public Access PC in our libraries here: Book a Library Public Access PC

Use Access to Research

Newsbank logo

This database allows you to search and browse current and archived news articles from UK national and Scottish newspapers. You can access Newsbank in two ways:

In a Library? You will be automatically signed in 

Access NewsBank in a library

At Home? Sign in with your Library Membership Number 

Access at home

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