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Electronic Resources

oxford reference on-line

Oxford's collection of reference books covers the entire subject spectrum. Over two hundred titles are available. As well as standard works of reference in the arts, humanities and sciences, many general interest titles are also included: dictionaries, including bi-lingual and visual, encyclopaedias, books of quotations, companions to food and drink, names and places.

Grove Music Online

The most authoritative music reference source. The full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Opera and Jazz. Features regular updates, audio musical examples and contains The Encyclopaedia of Popular Music.

Grove Art Online

Oxford Art Online allows users to access and search for the content of Grove Art Online and the Oxford art reference collection. It features the latest in on-line technology and an extensive image library.

Who's Who

Who's Who is the essential directory of the notable and influential, in the UK and worldwide, This also includes Who Was Who, an archive of over 100,000 entries from Who's Who dating back to 1898.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Oxford English Dictionary

The definitive English language reference dictionary.

An illustrated collection of 50,000 specially written biographies, which has been compiled over 12 years by 10,000 experts, who have produced a 60 volume, 60 million word reference work. and a website of over 100,000 pages.

19th Century British Newspapers

Search for and find 19th Century British newspapers. Find people, property, legal notices, and advertisements. Print, email, download, and save articles and page images. Explore bonus content: biographies, publication histories, timelines and more. Millions of articles from 49 London, national and regional newspapers from1800 – 1900.

Britannica Library Edition

Encyclopaedia Britannica (18+ readership) - The full version of the encyclopaedia, with enhanced on-line features.

Britannica Junior Edition

Britannica Junior (age 5 to 11 readership) - A special version of the famous encyclopaedia for the young. Not too text heavy and perfect for Homework!

Britannica Student Edition

Britannica Student (age 12 to 18 readership) - A simplified version of Britannica at a reading level appropriate for the developing student. Great for assignments!

COBRA Business Information

Thinking of starting a business? The Cobra database has hundreds of small business ideas and business opportunity profiles, practical how-to guides, reports, check-lists and fact sheets. Cobra is the Complete Business Reference Adviser.

Theory Test Pro

Theory Test Pro is a highly realistic on-line simulation of the UK's driving theory test. It contains the entire official test question bank licensed from the Driving Standards Agency. Unlimited access to all the official questions from the DSA. Includes an on-line version of Highway Code. Simply sign up to create a free account courtesy of North East Lincolnshire Libraries.

Life in Great Britain

A resource preparing candidates for the Life in the UK or British citizenship test.

Byki Language Tool

The Byki learning method takes users through a series of simple steps to memorize words and phrases in a new language, including their meanings and proper pronunciation. Available for learning over 80 languages, This can be accessed from inside or outside of the library.

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