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Reference materials


Includes topics such as:

  • business opportunities
  • market forecasts, SWOT and PEST analysis
  • business journals and newswires

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Encyclopedias and general reference collections

Includes general reference collections and encyclopedias to suit various age groups including:

  • Junior, Student and Adult Britannica
  • Oxford Premium Reference Collection
  • Encyclopedia Britannica Library

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Includes the:

  • Oxford English Dictionary Online
  • Oxford Dictionaries: Language Matters

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Biographical, historical and family history

Includes reference materials to help you explore great historical events, trace your family tree or find out about a well-known person including:

  • Your Family Tree monthly magazine
  • The British Newspaper Archive
  • Who's Who and Who Was Who

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Art, literature and music

Includes the:

  • Oxford Art and Music Online
  • Naxos Music Library
  • Discovering Literature: Romantics and Victorians

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Newspapers, magazines and current affairs

Includes a range of:

  • topical reports on current, social issues
  • national newspaper archives
  • journals and magazines

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Help with homework

A range of online sites to help with homework queries. You can also search for homework clubs in the library.

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Specialist resources

Includes resources for:

  • further education courses
  • published books
  • film and music
  • academic research

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