Reference and information online resources

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Dictionaries and Translation



Google Translate

* Oxford English Dictionary Online

* Oxford Dictionary of National Biography



* Britannica Library - Adults

* Britannica Library Junior 

(for Key Stage 1 and 2)

* Britannica Library Student 

(for Key Stage 3 and 4)

* Oxford Reference Encyclopaedia



A to Z of Archived websites from The National Archives


Online research for archive collections of higher education institutions and learned societies within greater London

Access to Research

Access to journals (Library Access only)

BFI Screenonline

Explore the history of British film and television

British Library - EThOs Electronic Thesis online service

Catholic Encyclopedia | List of Popes

IMDb - Movies, TV and Celebrities

National Maritime Museum Research : RMG


Newspaper article archives uses one of the richest collections of primary source material in the world. Contains full text articles from a range of international, national and local newspapers

British Newspaper Archive

The British Newspaper Archive is a partnership between the British Library and findmypast.  They aim to digitise up to 40 million newspaper pages from the British Library's vast collection over the next 10 years.  This includes most newspapers published in the UK since 1800. Including News Articles and Family Notices. Letters to the editor written by the newspaper's reader.  As well as Obituaries and Advertisement.  Find out more on the BNA information sheet).   Access to British Newspaper Archive is in library use only.

Nobelprize Foundation

The British Library - explore the world's knowledge

The National Archives

*The Times digital archive edition (Times Digital Archives and 19th c. British Newspapers)


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