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Online Subscriptions

Library online resources survey

Nottinghamshire County Council subscribe to a number of online services which you can access for free from computers in Nottinghamshire Libraries.

You can also access most of these services from home, but may require your library membership details.

If you have any problems accessing the online services please contact Ask Libraries.

Business and Companies

NameSummary
KompassFind company information, potential suppliers, competitors or employers worldwide.

Citizens and consumers

NameSummary
Driving theory testGet ready and practice for your test.
Life in Great BritainPrepare and practice for the citizenship test.
The British Way Of LifeHelp for all asylum seekers, refugees and migrants in getting used to British life as quickly as possible.
Universal Skills PackageUniversal Skills is the online resource for people who need help with digital literacy.
WHICH?Consumer magazine with best buys and advice.

Biography

NameSummary
Oxford Dictionary of National BiographyFind out about anyone who was anyone in British history.
Who's Who and Who was WhoThe definitive directory of everyone who’s anyone in Britain, and beyond, today.

Reference

NameSummary
Access to ResearchRead academic articles and journals. Access from library premises only.
Encyclopedia Britannica general (Age Group 14 and Up) Reliable factual information on almost everything with maps, statistics, video clips and timelines for research or general interest. There are separate versions for children and students.
Encyclopedia Britannica junior (5 - 10)Reliable factual information on almost everything with maps, statistics, video clips and timelines for research or general interest. There are separate versions for children and students.
Encyclopedia Britannica student (10 - 14)Reliable factual information on almost everything with maps, statistics, video clips and timelines for research or general interest. There are separate versions for children and students.
Oxford Art OnlineWho painted that? Search images, biographies and techniques for research, homework or general interest.
Oxford DictionariesEasy to search word definitions, spelling, grammar, thesaurus, and other languages, Includes quizzes, challenges and blogs.
Oxford English DictionaryThe first known use of every sense of every word in our language.
Oxford Music OnlineInstruments, performers, composers, styles and techniques with sound links for musical examples.
Very Short IntroductionsGet to grips with something new really fast with these concise introductions to hundreds of subjects written by the experts.

Encyclopedia Britannica

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Oxford University Press

Reading

NameSummary
SequelsonlineFind the next title in your favourite series.

History

NameSummary
AncestrySearch this wide collection of historical records, including the Census, Birth Marriage and Death, military service and immigration.
John Johnson collection of printed ephemeraFascinating historical pamphlets, posters and printed items.
The British Newspaper ArchiveAccess from library premises only - millions of pages of historical newspapers available online. You can now search hundreds of millions of stories by keyword, name, location, date or title.
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