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Online reference and information 

East Riding of Yorkshire library members can enjoy the benefits of free access to up to date and reliable information from some of the world's most trusted resources.

All resources can be accessed without limits on the library computers. You can also access nearly all of these resources from home and on your mobile devices. In some instances you may need your library card number for full access unless you are using a computer in the library.

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Access to researchAccess to researchAcademic articles and research.  Search online from anywhere then visit your library to access the full text from a library computer.  You will be able to print one copy only.  Access...
Ancestry library edition logoAncestry library editionHistorical census information. Trace your family tree, house history and much more. Ancestry library edition (external website) "Ancestry" is only available from within...
Brewers Dictionary of Modern Phrase & FableBrewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & FableWith thousands of contemporary words and phrases and a wide selection of entries on the cultural preoccupations of our times, Brewer’s Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable is an invaluable...
Brewers Famous QuotationsBrewer's Famous QuotationsIf you've ever wondered where the immortal phrase "A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do" originated, tried to establish who first said that "truth is stranger than fiction,"...
British Newspaper Archive logoBritish Newspaper ArchiveThis rich and hugely exciting on-line resource, packed with the nation’s published memory and historical detail over the last 300 years, is now free to access at the East Riding Archives,...
eAudiobookseAudiobooksBrowse over 1800 free eAudiobooks and listen to them on your compatible Android, Apple and Amazon Fire device. For full instructions on how listen to eAudiobooks and the full range of titles see our...
eBookseBooksUsing your Library Card and PIN, Log In to a secure eBook service, browse over 2,000 eBooks and select up to 6 to download at any one time to read on your compatible Android or Apple device. For full...
eMagazineseMagazinesBrowse over 50 free eMagazines and back issues including titles such as Your Family History, National Geographic, New Scientist, Top Gear, Cycling Plus, Woman, Computer Active and Hello! Read them on...
Britannica Library JuniorEncyclopedia Britannica JuniorFor 5 - 11 year olds.  The Britannica Junior website is part of Encyclopaedia Britannica Library Edition, which offers content at three different levels. Britannica Junior is designed for...
Britannica Library AdultEncyclopedia Britannica Online Library EditionThe Encyclopaedia Britannica Library Edition website brings together the world-renowned content of the encyclopedia, with the speed and convenience of the Internet. To gain access to the site...
Britannica Library StudentEncyclopedia Britannica student library editionFor students aged 12-18 the Britannica Student website is part of Encyclopaedia Britannica Online Library Edition, which offers content at three different levels. Britannica Student is designed...
Find my past logoFind My Past Yorkshire collectionAccess the Yorkshire collection of historic parish registers and much more. Trace your Yorkshire Family Tree. Find My Past (external website)
Oxford Encyclopedia of British LiteratureOxford Encyclopedia of British LiteratureThe Encyclopedia provides comprehensive coverage of literature from the Abbey Theatre to Israel Zangwill, covering the entire history of literature in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland...
Who else writes like? logoWho Else Writes Like...?Suggests alternative authors. It is designed to answer the perennial question "I've read all the books by my favourite authors, who shall I read next?" ...
Who next?Who next?When children ask: “Who can I read next?” or “Who writes like my favourite author?”, the answers are here in Who Next…?  Writers of children’s fiction are...
Last Updated: Tuesday, 17 April 2018