For licensing reasons, some of our resources are only
accessible from computers in particular libraries.
Britannica Online (BOL)
provides access to three age-specific encyclopaedias. Click on the
most suitable link for your need in the list below.
note: Your borrower number needs to be entered using a capital
Britannica Spotlight series
This focuses on subjects covered by the National Curriculum as
taught in primary schools, with extracts from relevant Britannica
articles together with an activity centre full of pictures to print
out and fun learning activities.
Click on the button below to access them. Check often as
new ones are added all the time.
Gives you access to 580+ top reference books from some of the
world's biggest publishers - everything from art to technology and
much much more.
Need to illustrate your project work? EBSCO
holds a huge bank or images rights-cleared for personal
use. Also a selection of UK and International magazines,
newspapers (including UK local and tabloid papers) and reference
Please note - Following contract renegotiation
between the publishers and EBSCO, The Economist is no longer
available full text; coverage is now limited to
'abstracting and indexing' for this magazine.
This 17 volume encyclopedia - completely revised and
updated 2003 version of the original work published in Germany in
1960 - incorporates recent developments in the animal
world. You can use it online and download
sections to your eReader to read or listen to at your convenience.
Access is through the Gale Virtual Reference
Provides access to the full text of articles from the Daily
Telegraph, Guardian, Independent, Times, Daily Mail, Evening
Standard, Mirror, People and Sun newspapers (including the Sunday
versions where appropriate).
View the guided tour (this may
take a few minutes to load).
Provides articles with
news and views on each topic, key facts, key statistics, lobby
group links, newspaper archives, reference sites, research guides
and assignment/debate suggestions on contemporary social issues
ranging from abortion and substance abuse to homelessness, racism
and waste pollution
'With up-to-date online dictionaries, thesauruses, and language
reference content based on the largest language research programme
in the world, Oxford Dictionaries Pro is an extensive, integrated,
smart-linked English language resource. It offers quick search
access to definitions of words, phrases, and idioms, with expert
guidance on style and usage, grammar, and spelling; plus specialist
guides for legal and technical writing.'
Widely acknowledged as the most authoritative and comprehensive
dictionary of English in the world. It also traces the evolution of
more then 600,000 words over the last 1,500 years through 2.5
million quotations from a wide range of sources.
Fully searchable bilingual dictionaries and unique support
materials for learning and teaching, plus access to Oxford’s
top-of-the-range unabridged bilingual dictionaries in Chinese,
French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Russian.
Provides access to 100+ of Oxford University Press's reference
books: a total of 1.5 million individual entries and 3000+
illustrations, maps and diagram.
Learning resources for school and home for Key tages 1 to 3 and
GCSE level students.
Bizzikid is a
comprehensive website for 7-12 year olds, packed with learning
guides, ideas for projects and fun activities, plus loads of links
to recommended websites for kids.
Find out how much an amount of today's money would have been
worth in a particular decade or how much yesterday's money is worth
Award winning suite of online resources for students and
teachers on various periods of history from medieval times to today
via the Victorians and the world wars. Includes podcasts,
lesson plans linked to downloadable documents and video-assisted
tours of various resources.
A site packed full of homework help resources and
games suitable for primary school age children.