Digital library

8. Information, facts and figures

Credo Reference (external link)

NewsBank (external link)

  • UK and world newspaper articles published in the last 5 to 25 years sorted by topic
  • All the major world and national daily papers are included as well as many local and regional ones.

Oxford Dictionaries (external link)

  • Online dictionaries, thesauruses, and language reference content
  • Definitions of words, phrases, and idioms, with expert guidance on style and usage, grammar, and spelling
  • Specialist guides for legal and technical writing, job applications and letters.
  • Word translation and usage, to and from a number of foreign languages.

Oxford English Dictionary (external link)

  • The "OED", Oxford English Dictionary is a historical dictionary and includes the history of individual words as well as present-day meanings.

World Book Online Advanced Edition (external link)

  • A vast multi-media encyclopaedia integrated in a single search
  • Useful for general research and secondary-level and college students

World Book Student (external link)

  • All the articles from the print versions of the World Book Encyclopaedia plus extra articles, multi-media and learning resources
  • Useful for both students and the general researcher

Access to Research* (external link)

  • Free, walk-in access to a wide range of academic articles and research in public libraries across the UK
  • Subjects include art, architecture, business, engineering, history, languages, politics, philosophy, mathematics and the sciences.
  • All content provided is digital and can be accessed from our People's Network PC.

*The Access to Research initiative is only available within our libraries

Public Information Online (external link)

  • UK and Great Britain Parliamentary publications in PDF format including parliamentary material such as House of Commons and the Lords papers, bills and amendments and Daily Hansard from the 2006/07 Session onwards

Which? Online (external link)

  • Consumer product reports and advice guides. Please check availability with your local library.

Recommended websites (external link)

  • Our Good Web Guide is a selection of hundreds of the best websites chosen and checked by library professionals to answer your questions and provide reliable information on a wide range of subjects.
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