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19th century British Library newspapers19th century British Library Newspapers

Of great interest to local and family historians, this collection contains regional and local newspapers of nineteenth and early twentieth century Britain.

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Access to ResearchAccess to Research

Free access to published research from academic journals and conference proceedings.

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AncestryAncestry

Trace your family tree using the UK Census information; birth, marriage and death records; and parish and probate records.

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Britannica LibraryBritannica Library

The world famous encyclopaedia now in three editions children, students and the full library edition

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COBRACOBRA

The complete business advisor - fact sheets, opportunity profiles and essential information for small businesses.

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The Digital Garage from GoogleDigital Google Garage

Digital Garage by Google offers a range of Digital Skills tutorials, you can even get certified which is a great way to make your CV shine. 

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eAudiobookseaudiobooks

Borrow up to 5 eAudiobooks for free with OverDrive.

 

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eBookseBooks

OverDrive offers a wide range of eBooks and works with most eReaders, including Kindle Fire, Android and iOS tablets & phones. 

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eMagazineseMagazines

Read as many eMagazines as you like – read in a browser or through the Zinio for Libraries app. 

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FutureLearnFuture Learn

Join over 3 million people learning together at FutureLearn.

Try high quality online education – enjoy free online courses from top universities and specialist organisations.

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Gale Virtual Reference LibraryGale Virtual Reference Library

Provides reference and non-fiction eBooks available anytime.

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The GazetteThe Gazette

The Gazette is the UKs official public record and has been recording national and international events since 1665. 

NEW for 2017 - Company Profiles. Every registered UK company is available including director names, nature of the business and previous company names.

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General OneFile (journals)General OneFile

An expansive general-interest database, providing access to a large collection of full-text periodicals. A robust collection of magazines and journals including reference, newspaper, and audio content. 

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To login type BUCKS followed by your Buckinghamshire library card number (capital letters no spaces).

Go CitizenGo Citizen

Prepare for the Life in the UK Test or British citizenship test with official study materials. To track your progress create an account here.

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To login type BUCKS followed by your Buckinghamshire library card number (capital letters no spaces).


Use the Nationality Checking Service to check your application to become a British citizen.

Fully trained staff will ensure your application is complete and correctly filled in and all the required documents and fees are attached before the application is sent to the Home Office. 

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Infotrac NewsstandInfotrac Newstand

Provides access to full-text worldwide and UK newspapers. Search articles instantly by title, headline, date, or by newspaper section. 

Includes 13 full-text searchable online UK newspapers.

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To login type BUCKS followed by your Buckinghamshire library card number (capital letters no spaces).

Issues OnlineIssues Online

Providing access to hundreds of articles on contemporary issues, through a fully searchable online database.

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John Johnson CollectionJohn Johnson Collection

Access to thousands of items selected from the John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera.

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Law & Rights LawandRights

Relevant and updated daily, Law&Rights is a complete legal resource for anyone with a question about the rights and responsibilities associated with living, working or engaging in life in Britain.

 

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Select Buckinghamshire Libraries then, enter your library card number to access outside of a library.

Library ELFLibrary ELF

Library Elf is a free email alert which tells you when your loans are almost due for return and when your reservations are ready to be collected. You can register several users on one account, so one email alert works for the whole family. 

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Naxos Music LibraryNaxos Music Library

Listen to whole discs or individual tracks of genres including classical, jazz, blues, and world music through this streaming service.

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To login type BUCKS followed by your Buckinghamshire library card number (capital letters no spaces).

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Oxford BibliographiesOxford Bibliographies

Oxford Bibliographies provides you with original scholarly content, used and trusted by professional researchers worldwide. Choose from:

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Oxford DictionariesOxford Dictionaries

Lookup the meaning or pronunciation of a word, whether you're using it correctly and much more. It's your first point of reference and your guide to the English language of today.

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Oxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford Dictionary of National Biography

The nation's authoritative biographical source of 55,000 biographies of people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond.

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Oxford English DictionaryOxford English Dictionary

The definitive dictionary of the English language; tracing the history, origin and meaning of more than 600,000 words through time.

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Oxford Research EncyclopaediasOxford Research Encyclopedias

A selection of commissioned, academic articles on a wide range of arts and science topics.

Access is available to the non-subscription sections only.

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Specialist InfoSpecialist Info

A complete and comprehensive online Directory of UK and Ireland Consultants, Hospitals, UK GPs, GP Surgeries and Clinical Commissioning Groups.

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Theory Test ProTheory Test Pro

Theory Test Pro is a highly realistic online simulation of the UK's driving theory test.

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The Times Digital Archive 1785 - 2011Times digital archive

The complete Times newspaper in facsimile. Fully searchable – a fascinating record of 200 years of world news coverage.

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Very Short IntroductionsOxford VSIs

Very Short Introductions offer concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas. Ten titles are currently available. 

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Which?Which? logo

Product reviews and trusted independent advice on consumer issues. Includes Which? Local.

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Who else writes like?Who else writes like logo

Designed to help readers who have read all the books by their favourite authors and are seeking new names to try.

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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.

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Who's Who & Who Was Who#

The essential directory of the noteworthy and influential in all walks of life, in the UK and worldwide.

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