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 Adult College at Lancaster provides opportunities for all adults to engage in high quality learning. Includes information on courses held in Lancashire Libraries.
Welcome to Lancashire County Council’s on-line application form. Before you apply for a vacancy please make sure that you have registered to gain access to the system and completed my 'My Personal Profile'. Once you have completed your personal profile including details of your education, employment history and personal details this may be saved and used for all applications for LCC vacancies.
Comprehensive help and advice on all aspects of getting back into employment or applying for the first time. Includes sections on planning your job hunting, where to look for jobs, writing a CV, letters and application forms, applying for a job online, going through recruitment agencies, making the most of your skills, and preparing for an interview.
This site replaces jobcentreplus. Help and advice on job hunting, making a benefit claim and recruiting staff. Search a database of jobs from all over the UK.
Information and support for parents on all stages of child development from pregnancy and finding childcare, to advice on choosing a school and helping with your child's learning. There is also information about looking after children if your relationship ends, special educational needs, and adoption, fostering and children in care.
Lancashire Libraries and Adult Learning are delivering information, advice and guidance for people looking for jobs, people needing to get IT skills to search and apply for jobs, people needing information to change careers or set-up in business.
The website for information on Lancashire County Council's new pre-apprentice scheme, aimed at helping young people aged 16-18 find useful training and work experience to enhance their employment prospects.
This free course from Go ON will teach you how to find and apply for jobs online. It should take about 45 minutes to complete but you can take as long as you like.
This free course from Go ON will teach you about the online help available when looking for work. You will learn how to find information about the financial support that could be available to you when you start working.
Lancashire Adult Learning is Lancashire County Council’s adult learning service and Lancashire College is the main administration centre for South and East Lancashire. Lancashire Adult Learning in South and East area aims to provide opportunities for all adults to engage in high quality learning in venues across Pendle, Burnley Hyndburn, Rossendale, Ribble Valley, Chorley, South Ribble and West Lancashire. Lancashire Adult Learning provides a range of learning opportunities, including learning for targeted groups in their local community, weekly courses, short learning breaks, business training and flexible learning via learndirect. If you are looking for a customised learning programme, Lancashire College has substantial experience of delivering personalised training schemes. Lancashire College is also a successful conferencing venue, with excellent facilities, catering and residential accommodation.
The Young People's Service offer a wide range of information, services and support to help you make informed positive decisions about education, future careers and lifestyle choices, including a section dedicated to work and training. You can access Information, Advice and Guidance that is accurate, impartial and up to date on this site or, if you prefer, by speaking to someone in person.
The National Careers Service (formerly Next Step) provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential, helpful and impartial advice, supported by qualified careers advisers. You can access our service online through this website and through our telephone helpline. Adults with the greatest need will have access to community-based face-to-face advice. This website is full of advice and ideas, including a handy CV Builder
the Lancashire County Council Admissions website. From this website you can find out more information about applying for a Primary or Secondary School Place. You will find links to the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF), The Office for Standards in Education (OfSTED) and Lancashire Schools websites.
Find details of a Work Club in a library near you. Work Club is for anyone who is looking for employment or a change in career. You can get help with: producing CVs and covering letters; completing application forms (paper based and online); interview skills, searching for jobs online; finding information on courses to develop your employment skills and gain qualifications.
A National Grid for Learning (NGFL) approved site. Please note that the payment of a subscription is required to use this site.
The 21st Century Citizen site provides a stimulating and contemporary collection of online resources to support the Citizenship curriculum. The site's partners include the British Library (BL) and the National Archives.
AcademicInfo is an online education resource center with extensive subject guides, video courses and distance learning information. Our mission is to provide free, independent and accurate information and resources for prospective and current students (and other researchers).
The Advisory Centre for Education (ACE) is an independent advice centre for parents, offering information about state education in England and Wales for 5-16 year olds. The site also includes free advice booklets.
This is a website for jobseekers, employers and agencies in the field of social care.You can search for vacancies by client group, location and job category.
The web site of the Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA) Some of AQA's publications such as specifications and past question papers and mark schemes are published on the AQA Website in PDF format (use the "publications" link)
The Association for Project Safety has been established to provide all those working as Planning Supervisors under the terms of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 1994 with an advisory and representative body to assist development of this field and activity. A directory of members and register of practices are available on the site.
This site covers revision for coursework, exams and tests from Keystage 2 to A/S levels. It is organised by subject and also gives general advice on studying and revision planning.
A much praised site with details on educational topics for the age groups from pre-school to 16+. It has resources for students, teachers and parents some of which are linked to the DfES Key Stages. Revision Guide for KS2 and KS3 tests and GCSE, Standard Grade, AS Level and Higher exams, including the Bitesize revision section.
On Bookboon you can download free online textbooks. All our books are available in PDF and you can download them directly without registration. The textbooks are legal and written exclusively for Bookboon by academics from different European universities. The books are financed by a few in-book ads.
Brainify is US search engine designed for students to help them find the best academic websites (searches can be saved as RSS). It is also possible to ask questions and connect with other students.
This site provides over 8300 links to the web sites of Higher Educational Institutions in 194 countries worldwide.
This website from BT useful links to free websites for learning at the primary and secondary levels.
The Charity Job web site is an initiative of Job Ladder UK. It enables employers in the sector to advertise and job seekers can view job details and apply online. Some of the jobs will enable you to apply online and you can also register your CV to make it available to a number of specialist recruitment agencies.
The web site of The Chief and Assistant Chief Fire Officers' Association (CACFOA) which also contains links to the web sites of the regional fire services in the UK.
This interactive, online learning site for key stage 2 has been created by the actual University of Manchester, and covers a wide range of science and technology topics.
Can you multiply against the clock? This game uses the multiplication tables up to x12 or can feature mixed tables to make it tougher.
A website from the Health and Safety Executive dedicated to the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health. The "Chemicals" section under "Free Leaflets" provides information on various substances and Chemical Hazard Alert Notices (CHANs). There is also information on Workplace Exposure Limits for specific chemicals.
A website covering English, Maths and Science at Key Stage 1 and 2. Includes interactive stories for ages 4-11.
The British Association for Early Childhood Education (Early Education), founded in 1923, is the leading national voluntary organisation for early years practitioners and parents with members and branches in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. The site includes useful resources.
The Department for Education and Skills (DFES) database of all educational establishments in England and Wales. Search by name, location or type. Find a single school or all the schools in a location.
The Educator's Reference Desk, an academic US site, is the Gateway to Educational Materials. it includes 2,000+ lesson plans, 3,000+ links to online education information, and 200+ question archive responses.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal´s main purpose is to consider appeals from decisions made by Employment Tribunals. An appeal must be on a point of law, i.e. it must identify flaws in the legal reasoning of the original decision. This site gives advice on appeals and has a searchable archive of past judgements
Lancashire Libraries and Adult Learning are delivering information, advice and guidance for people looking for jobs, people needing to get IT skills to search and apply for jobs, people needing information to change careers, or set-up in business. This link will take you to the sites on the Online Reference Library to help you with your search.
Useful revision notes on English for GCSE students.
Environment Jobs advertises jobs, courses and events in the environmental sector, and includes job profiles and personal experiences. Employment areas include Conservation, Environmental Campaigning, Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Recycling, Ecology, Education, Food, Farming and Organics, Sustainable Transport. Registered Charities may advertise vacancies for free.
A site primarily aimed at students aged between 11 and 18 containing interactive listening, reading and writing exercises.
The Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM) provides quick and easy access to over 40,000 educational resources found on various federal, state, university, non-profit and commercial Internet sites.
The site with everything for studying for your GCSEs in Maths. English, French, ICT and Physics.
A web site that contains details of job opportunities throughout the world along with details about visa applications, local customs etc.
A site that provides information on the Health and Safety Commission (HSC) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) who are responsible for the regulation of almost all the risks to health and safety arising from work activity in Britain.
A web site produced by the University of Wolverhampton that provides links to the web sites of other higher and further education institutions, details of their departments, prospectuses etc
Homework help at your fingertips! Home work elephant provides subject and essay assistance for all Key Stages. A good site that provides links to internet resources of use across the National Curriculum. There is also access to resources for teachers and schools.
Useful revision notes on ICT for GCSE students.
Indeed is a search engine for jobs which provides free access to millions of employment opportunities from thousands of websites. It includes the job listings from major job boards, newspapers, associations and company career pages. The Indeed website was set up by an American Company, Indeed Inc., in 2004.
The ISI is the inspection arm of the Independent Schools Council and is an approved body for the inspecting of independent schools. Inspection reports on individual schools and colleges can be viewed from this site.
Internet for Computer Science and Informatics is a free online tutorial to help university students develop their Internet research skills. This tutorial is valuable for anyone using the internet for any form of research, study or homework.
This site is a long-established service for job hunters and recruiters. There is an advanced search option for more specific searches and a career advice section.
Kidsclick is a web search and directory for children created by US school librarians. The sites featured are chosen by librarians for their safety, reliability and usefulness for children KS 1-3 and each site is age rated.
Training and Support from the Lancashire Learning Excellence Early Years Team.
A directory listing of school websites compiled by the Lancashire Grid for Learning (LGfL).
Learndirect is a national learning network with access to hundreds of online courses, including home and office ICT, business and management, languages and skills for life. Click here
to find your nearest centre.
This is a searchable library of video clips from the BBC, suitable for use in teaching Key Stage subjects at both Primary and Secondary level. The video can be embedded in websites, moodles, etc.
Searching for a career path? Stressing about what course to study? Whatever you're doing with your life, you've come to the right place. Lifetracks is all about you and your next step, whatever it might be.
Useful revision notes on Music for GCSE students.
This site has the programmes of study for every subject, non-statutory guidelines, attainment targets, notes and links to online teaching resources.
The National Education Network Gallery contains a large number of Images, Sound files and Videos which may be downloaded for free for educational use.
NHSJobnet.com has the largest selection of NHS Jobs on the net with Careers in Nursing, Ancillary, Administration and Clerical, Medical Positions, Professional Positions, Therapist and IT and Computer Operators
The web site of the Office for Standards in Education which gives access to all the most recent Ofsted Reports on schools, colleges, day-care providers, child minders etc.
This guide from the publishers of Encyclopaedia Britannica is designed to keep your family safe when conducting online research and to make sure they are getting the best out of research tools and websites available online. It provides helpful information on accessing reliable, accurate and safe information, using the right tools and the right approach.
Open Culture provides links to free cultural and educational resources on the World Wide Web. Audio Books, Podcasts, Language lessons and online courses are available in a wide variety of subjects.Note: You may need to install i-Tunes on your PC or Mac to access some of the content.
The OpenLearn website gives free access to Open University course materials. This is the LearningSpace, where you'll find hundreds of free study units, each with a discussion forum. Topics include Arts and History, Business, Education, Health and Lifestyle, IT and Technology, Maths , Modern Languages, Science, Society and Study Skills.
This site provides a database of job opportunities in the public sector
Useful revision notes on Physical Education for GCSE students.
Bonjour! This interactive site helps you to start to speak and read in French.
Search for job vacancies
, find which jobs would suit you and view detailed descriptions of salaries, qualifications etc. For advice on CVs, applications and interviews click here.
Push is a "ruthlessly" independent guide to UK universities, student life, gap years, open days, student finance and all things studentish.
Retooled is a place to find and share experiences of the rollercoaster of redundancy. This site was begun by a group of employees who were all made redundant when our company MG Rover closed. We hope by sharing our experiences, Retooled will be valuable to anyone who is going through redundancy.
Find information about schools, childcare and nurseries. Read the School Profile which replaces the Governors' Annual Report. The profiles provide information about performance and its broader achievements, both in and beyond the classroom. The School Profile is intended to give parents the information they need to understand the school's performance, strengths and areas for improvement.
This site contains the details from the DfES schools' performance tables. It is searchable by school/college name, LEA and postcode.
Teachable has a range of top quality teaching resources contributed by teachers. Powerpoint, worksheets, lesson plans and more can be downloaded in one click.
S-cool is a UK revision website. Providing A-level and GCSE revision material totally FREE.
This site provides lots of links to information about PE and sports and fitness.
This site provides services and information for those in England who are interested in financial support for students in Higher Education. There are links for new students, contunuing students, parents or partners of students and repayment information.
If you receive adult social care support from Lancashire County Council our Employment Support Services work with people with a physical or learning disability, people with a sensory impairment and people with mental health problems who are unemployed, to help them find and keep a job. This involves working with you on an individual basis to identify your interests and to help you obtain the skills and experience you need to get a job. We continue to support people in the work place through one-to-one job coaching. If you are still at school, you can get advice about finding a job from your school. You can also get advice and practical help with finding a job or gaining new skills for work from a disability employment adviser at your local Jobcentre Plus office.
Top Quality Teaching Resources, by Teachers. Teachable.net delivers first-class resources to teachers on the front line who need extra material and don’t want to go searching ‘the web’ to find it. Whether it is a polished Powerpoint presentation or a worksheet and activity for a cover lesson, we hope you can find it on this site.
Through engaging videos, practical resources and an active online community, Teachers TV supports the professional development of anyone working in school, enabling them to widen their skills, develop their practice, and connect with others in the field.
Over 80,000 free quality teaching resources including primary resources, secondary resources, special needs resources, classroom resources, school resources, and revision resources. All have been reviewed and uploaded by members of the teaching profession.
A web site listing job vacancies. The positions are predominantly in the UK. Users can apply for jobs online at this site which also gives general advice for job seekers and allows you to store your CV for future use.
This site gives advice on work and employment issues and provides contact details for unions and regional TUC offices in the UK.
TrainingZONE is an information service for professionals engaged in staff and organisational learning and development. It also includes directories of trainers, venues etc.
The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) processes applications for full-time undergraduate courses at UK universities and colleges. This site allows you to apply online and provides information and advice for all applicants, including course and institution information, entry profiles, student finance, deadline dates and details of the UCAS Tariff (points system).
This site hosts a large number of links and lots of information to assist both recruiters and job seekers, and clearly identifies which is free, independent or sponsored and charged for information.
unders5s provides lots of information, activities and resources supporting Early Years Education for Teachers and Parents.
This site features activities which help with number recognition and formation, writing and counting numbers 1 to 10.
This site hosts short videos about individual UK universities (not all are yet represented). Covering such topics as accommodation, studying and the cost of living, they're design to help choose which University is right for you.
This page from Direct Gov provides links to details of University Open Days and events nationwide. You can also order University Prospectuses online free of charge.
This site is produced by the Resource Discovery Network. Although it is aimed at people in higher and further education its services are free to anyone who wants to use it. Essentially the site offers online tutorials which aim to develop Internet skills in a whole range of subject areas.
Whatever your reason for becoming a volunteer there are huge benefits not only for those you help but also for you. Becoming a volunteer will give you relevant experiences to help you get your foot on the employment ladder. Employers favour people who have become involved as volunteers. Volunteers shows commitment and employability skills. Click the link to see a list of sites offering volunteer oppurtunities.
A TUC site which gives advice on rights at work, health and safety issues, tax, pensions etc