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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...
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,...
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)
Newsstand website logoNewsstandNational and local newspapers - the Newsstand website is an up to date database allowing you to access local and national news by theme, also with an obituary search function. To gain access to...
Oxford Dictionaries Premium logoOxford Dictionaries PremiumOxford Dictionaries Premium is your destination whenever you need language guidance: every time you need to know the meaning or pronunciation of a word, how to translate it into another language, or...
Dictionary of National Biography bannerOxford Dictionary of National BiographyThe Oxford Dictionary of National Biography website contains 50,000 biographies of people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond, from the earliest times to the year 2002. To gain...
Oxford English DictionaryOxford English Dictionary The Oxford English Dictionary website is the definitive record of the English language. To gain access to the site you will have to enter in the log in box RID followed by your by your library...
Oxford reference bannerOxford Reference OnlineThe Oxford Reference Online website provides online access to the world's most trusted reference collection. To gain access to the site other than from within a library, you will have to enter in...
Peoples network logoPeople NetworkThe people's Network website offers 24/7 national public library services. Incorporates the following sites: Discover - Find hidden treasures on the web. Enquire - your questions answered...
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...
Zinio logoZinioYou can access 50 free emagazines including titles such as Hello! Top Gear, Marie Claire, Gamesmaster, Homes and Gardens, New Scientist, and Your Family Tree.  Download them for free when...
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