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Online resources by subject

Browse through the many free online resources available to our members.

Published on: 14 December 2020

Last updated: 4 February 2021

Quick reference and encyclopedias

Access to Research

  • description: Free access to 1000s of academic journals
  • more information: IHS from all libraries

Britannica Library Junior, Britannica Library Student, Britannica Library Adult

  • description: comprehensive and interactive e-learning resources from Britannica Library which are engaging, differentiated and age-appropriate
  • more information: 24/7

Civil Service Yearbook

  • description: contact details for all government departments, offices, museums, QUANGOs, libraries, and so on
  • more information: IHS from Westminster Reference Library

Oxford English Dictionary (OED)

  • description: the most extensive dictionary of the English language and its origins
  • more information: 24/7

Oxford Reference 

  • description: over 200 reference books from the Oxford University Press
  • more information: 24/7

Oxford Research Encyclopedias

  • description: a comprehensive collection of in-depth, peer-reviewed summaries on an ever-growing range of topics
  • more information: 24/7

Who Else Writes Like...? A readers' guide to fiction authors

  • description: Who Else Writes Like...? is an established reference web resource and reading promotion tool. It is designed to help anyone who enjoys reading fiction to expand the number of writers they read. You can browse by genre or go straight to an author of interest, check up on characters and series or the latest prize-winning writers, and follow the links to authors' websites for additional information. Log in with your library membership barcode
  • more information: 24/7