Online Reference Library (OnRL)
Our Online Reference Library is a selection of 100s of websites chosen, organised and maintained by library professionals to answer your questions. Resources marked with * can only be accessed within a Lancashire Library.
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The full version of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (Library Edition) is available in this online form. It also includes a world atlas, notable quotations, year in review, timelines, world data and the full-text versions of classic texts under "Gateway to the Classics". Also included is Britannica's multimedia database with thousands of photographs, illustrations, and sound files. Access is possible at any Lancashire Library People's Network PC or from any PC using the barcode from your Lancashire Library card. For a Guided Tour Click Here
This resource from EBSCO is free to Lancashire Library members. Access is possible at any Lancashire Library People's Network PC or from any PC using the barcode from your Lancashire Library card. The resources available are, GreenFILE - well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment; Library, Information Science and Technology Abstract (LISTA) which indexes more than 690 periodicals, plus books, research reports and proceedings and the Teacher Reference Centre.
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for a chance to win either £50 worth of Oxford University Press books or an iPod shuffle. Your library subscribes to all the relevant Oxford Online resources. This means that you can have access to these Premier Choice sites
, FREE of CHARGE, within the library or from home by logging in using your library card.
For nearly ten years, Lancashire has worked with Credo Reference to offer library members free access to some of the best quality information sources on the internet. We are now introducing a whole new way of accessing all this information. Literati is a custom website where digital content from Lancashire’s library service and Credo Reference can be easily searched and cross referenced. Literati provides users with a multitude of resources, from non-fiction eBooks, images, and easily accessible Topic Pages on a large range of subjects. Literati offers the best path for Lancashire library’s members to access information that is both reliable and high in quality. It also gives tips on how to get the best out of your web searching.
With Literati’s multi-channel design you can personalize access through free registration and save or share all your discoveries. From its homepage there is also access to many other Library services.
Literati can be used to get the best facts for everything from serious research to quizzes and crosswords. It will also prove invaluable in homework help for students of all ages. See our quick introductory video
You can access Literati for free from any Lancashire Library People's Network PC or from any computer using your Lancashire Library card number.
This section of Oxford Reference Online provides a general encyclopedia and an A-Z of countries of the world with background information and statistics and demographics. Access is possible at any Lancashire Library People's Network PC or from any PC using the barcode from your Lancashire Library card.
This section of Oxford Reference Online includes world maps and flags. There is also a visual dictionary which is useful for images and diagrams for homework and study. Access is possible at any Lancashire Library People's Network PC or from any PC using the barcode from your Lancashire Library card.
Oxford Reference Online is the online version of all the Oxford University Press "Dictionaries of" and "Companions to" and is fully cross-searchable. The complete Oxford English Dictionary and Dictionary of National Biography are found separately within the OnRL Premier Choices. This is a service that Lancashire Library subscribe to. Access is possible at any Lancashire Library People's Network PC or from any PC using the barcode from your Lancashire Library card.
AcaWiki is like "Wikipedia for academic research" designed to increase the impact of scholars, students, and bloggers by enabling them to share summaries and discuss academic papers online. AcaWiki turns research hidden in academic journals into something more dynamic and accessible.
AccessMyLibrary provides free access to over 30 million articles from top publications available through US and Canadian libraries. A valid email address and local american library are required to register.
This site includes a whole range of tests from the practical to the frivolous. It includes IQ tests, EQ tests, personality tests, relationship tests etc.
This is not a search engine as such but a service that initially provides details on requested subjects from recognized online reference sources. Links to appropriate web sites are also provided. This service is run by a US company, Answers Corporation
arts-humanities.net is a guide to digital humanities & arts and aims to support and advance the use and understanding of digital tools and methods for research and teaching in the arts and humanities. It includes a searchable database of projects and papers.
BARB is responsible for providing estimates of the number of people watching television in the UK. Although there is an enhanced subscription service this site makes some of the statistics and data available without charge.
This web site allows you to make your own calendar, has links to other calendar sites and a calendar converter so that you can convert the Gregorian calendar to the Islamic, Hebrew, Baha'i calendars etc.
A site from the Office for National Statistics which provides information and statistical data from 2001 Census and gives details of the 2011 Census programme.
The service on this site is run by the University of Durham on behalf of the Office for National Statistics. It provides access to statistics from the 2001 census which allows you to abstract information by theme and geographical area.
Information from Lancashire County Council on the 2011 census, highlighting its value and importance. Includes links to the national census website and details of Library census completion events.
CiteULike is a free service to help you to store, organise and share the scholarly papers you are reading. When you see a paper on the web that interests you, you can click one button and have it added to your personal library. CiteULike automatically extracts the citation details.
Free online reference management for researchers. When you bookmark a link online with Connotea it will, wherever possible, recognise the reference and automatically add in the bibliographic information for you. You can collaborate and share with other researchers and explore other users' libraries.
This Home Office site provides links to crime bulletins that summarise the latest British Crime Survey and police recorded crime statistics. It also provides links to Crime Statistics on the internet and to archived Crime research and statistics publications.
Daft Logic have created a distance calculator using Google Maps.You can use the Distance Calculator to find out the distance between two or more points anywhere on the earth. Click once on the map to place the first marker and then click again to position the second marker. The distance between the points will then be displayed. You can also build up a series of locations to find a total distance.
from Free Maps Tools, you can use this map to plot the straight distance and shortest travel distance between two UK addresses using their postcodes.
Following the creation of two new Departments on 28 June 2007, this site contains details of the Research and Statistics publications produced by the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) from 1998 to 28 June 2007 and will contain publications produced by both the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) and the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) from 29 June 2007 until further notice.
An online service provided by Public Libraries in the UK and US. The service is available to answer reference enquiries 24 hours a day throughout the year. Users can access a librarian via a live chat link or e mail.
The web site of the statistical service of the European Union which includes access to a great deal of free statistical data and some free publications.
This search engine from Google is designed to help you find appropriate scholarly research, articles from academic publications and books. There will be access to the full-text of journal articles that are published on open access. Other journal references may include an abstract or just a citation.
Website of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), the home of world time since 1884.
This web sites lists the longest, tallest, fastest, largest etc. It covers all kinds of areas and subjects from the intriguing to the truly bizarre.
Lancashire Library and Information Service students' guide to getting started with online research. How to search better, find the best and avoid the worst of the web and use specialist online resources. This is a Jog the Web interactive presentation, where you can try out the websites featured without leaving the presentation.
Through these web pages you can find details and full-text copies of publications from the Research Development and Statistics Directorate (RDS) of the Home Office. This includes an archive of the Home Office Research Studies publications going back to 1969
Infomine is a virtual library of Internet resources relevant to students and researchers staff at college or university level. It contains useful Internet resources such as databases, electronic journals, electronic books, bulletin boards, mailing lists, online library card catalogs, articles, directories of researchers, and many other types of information which cannot be found using a search engine (e.g. google).
Information Research, is an open access, international, peer-reviewed, scholarly journal, dedicated to making accessible the results of research across a wide range of information-related disciplines.
IPL2 is a merger of the resources from the Internet Public Library (IPL) and the Librarians' Internet Index (LII) websites. It is a vast collection of links to online information organised into subject collections. It also features a convenient service called Ask an IPL Librarian in which the IPL's dedicated online volunteer staff answers reference questions for visitors of the IPL.
The invisible web is the hidden area of the Internet that is not searched automatically by search engines. This page gives you an introduction on how to find and use it.
This site is a directory of searchable databases, organized by subject which cannot be searched using a search engine (e.g. google).
This is the UK's home of official statistics, reflecting Britain's economy, population and society at national and local level. Summaries and detailed data releases are published here free of charge. "Neighbourhood Statistics" can also be accessed.
A site from the Office of National Statistics which provides statistical data and analysis on the labour market.
A site maintained by the Office of National Statistics which allows you to print or download statistics for local areas on a wide range of subjects including population, crime, health and housing.
The official web site from the Nobel Foundation is the place where the names of the prize recipients are first announced. There are also details of previous recipients of the prizes.
This site enables you to easily convert a very large range of you units of length, speed, volume etc into other units for the same subjects.
Submit a research question online. Radical Reference is a collective of volunteer library workers who believe in social justice and equality. We support activist communities, progressive organizations, and independent journalists by providing professional research support, education and access to information. We work in a collaborative virtual setting and are dedicated to information activism to foster a more egalitarian society.
Currently in public beta, RefSeek is a web search engine for students and researchers that aims to make academic information easily accessible to everyone. RefSeek searches more than one billion documents, including web pages, books, encyclopedias, journals, and newspapers. RefSeek's unique approach offers students comprehensive subject coverage without the information overload of a general search engine—increasing the visibility of academic information and compelling ideas that are often lost in a muddle of sponsored links and commercial results.
2008/9 Wikipedia Selection for schools is a free, hand-checked, non-commercial selection from Wikipedia, targeted around the UK National Curriculum and useful for much of the English speaking world. It has about 5500 articles (as much as can be fitted on a DVD with good size images) and is about the size of a twenty volume encyclopaedia (34,000 images and 20 million words). The content can be viewed online via a subject or word search and the entire selection (3.5GB) can be downloaded.
Simple English Wikipedia is a selection of subjects and articles from Wikipedia which have been written using simple English words and grammar. Writing in Simple English means that simple words are used, it does not mean that the information is simplified. This site is particularly useful for children, adults who are learning English and people who wish to avoid confusing jargon.
The United Nations Statistical Division (UNSD) has pooled together data from numerous databases into one database for its 192 member states. All 33 databases that serve the site are fully searchable.
Yahoo Answers is essentially a question and answer service. Questions on any subject can be posted for answer by any other members of the online community. Previous questions and answers can also be searched. As with Wikipedia, although this could be seen as a very democratic process questions might be raised about the credibility and authority of the answers.