8. Information, facts and figures
Credo Reference (external link)
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
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.
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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