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Access to Research - more than 1.5million academic articles from over 8,400 scholarly journals. Ideal for students and researchers. Topics include science, health, business, engineering, politics, art, history... Free access to a wealth of high quality, high level information.

Ancestry Online

Ancestry is the worlds largest online collection of family history records and resources, including the UK and Ireland Census collection and the England and Wales Civil Registration Index 1837 - present. It is available free of charge in all Telford and Wrekin libraries. Use the link on your library computer desktop.

Britannica Library

Britannica Junior (Age Group 5 to 10)

Britannica Student (Age Group 10 to 14)

Britannica Adult (Age Group 14 and Up)

Britannica Online - search the online version of this excellent multi-volume encyclopedia. Britannica is now available in age-specific versions, Britannica Junior (5-11 years), Britannica Student (12-18 years) and Encyclopaedia Britannica (ages 18 and up). Just click on one of the images above.

Britannica Spotlights - information on key homework themes and seasonal topics for primary aged children. Facts and links plus quizzes, puzzles and colouring-ins in the Activity Centre.

Britannica Study Guide - a collection of activities aimed at students of secondary age and older to help with essay-writing skills as well as some fun puzzles.

Use UK Newsstand - search a wide range of British national and regional newspapers, some from the early 1990's, also The Economist, New Statesman and The Spectator. Daily newspapers and weekly magazines are usually available 2 to 5 days after publication. News Topics pages focus on major contemporary issues with links to recent headlines, background reading articles, images and useful websites.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Online - explore the lives of over 55,000 people who have shaped the British past over the last 2,400 years.

Oxford English Dictionary Online - widely acknowledged to be the most authoritative and comprehensive dictionary in the world.

Oxford Dictionaries Pro provides quick search access to online dictionaries focussing on current language for definitions of words, phrases, thesaurus and expert guidance on writing skills.

Theory Test Pro contains the entire Driving Standards Agency official test questions in the same format as the official test. It also includes the online version of the Highway Code and a Hazard Perception simulator.

Times Digital Archive - 200 years of history as recorded by The Times newspaper. This is the complete digitised version showing actual pages of full text articles, photographs, cartoons and adverts and it is fully searchable.

Which? are a consumer rights group who have been offering independent advice and campaigning on behalf of consumers for more than 50 years. Which? offer consumer advice on washing machines, laptops and tablets, televisions, fridge freezers, vacuum cleaners and many other items. Available at Wellington Library. Access is by username and password so you will need to ask a member of staff to log you on.

Who Else writes like..? - find out which authors write in a similar style, who writes about which characters, and lots more ways to help you find your next read.

Who next...? - writers of children's fiction are listed with suggestions of other authors who write in a similar way, together with key book and series titles.

Wood of Words is a website for children. You can explore the magical world of children's books, take part in activities and write your own stories and poems. Log-in using your library card number and create your own profile by clicking on join Wood of Words.  

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