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19th Century British Library Newspapers

An archive of national, regional and local newspapers covering the years 1800-1913. 19th Century Newspapers


Online science encyclopedia, continuously updated, with a multimedia section, thousands of illustrations and graphics, and research updates from the McGraw-Hill Yearbooks of Science & Technology. AccessScience


The leading online resource for family history research. Available only from library PCs.

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The world's most famous and respected multi-volume encyclopedia.

Britannica Online Junior Edition logo For ages 5-11. Britannica Junior

Britannica Online Student Edition logo For ages 12-18. Britannica Student

Britannica Online Academic Edition logo For ages 18+. Encyclopaedia Britannica


A comprehensive index of links to hundreds of websites chosen, described and organised by librarians from public library services across south-west England. cyberLibrary

Enquire (Ask a Librarian)

National 24/7 real-time chat format enquiry service staffed by professional Librarians. Ask A Librarian

Keesing's World News Archive

One year’s archive of this renowned world news resource. Available only from library PCs.


An online service providing UK reference information. It includes over 100 reference publications, and is an ideal resource both for in-depth research and quick information. KnowUK

Life In Great Britain

Self-learning course and online simulation for the official UK citizenship test, officially licensed by The Home Office. Signup by registering with your library card number. Life in Great Britain


MarketLine offers a comprehensive collection of company, industry, financial, product and country information. Available only from library PCs.


A business information database featuring news, companies, directors and market research. Available only from library PCs.


An easily searchable database of 45 UK newspapers and periodicals, some going back to 1992. All the major daily and Sunday national papers are represented, as well as extensive regional titles. NewsUK

Oxford Art Online

The entire text of the 34 volume Grove Dictionary of Art, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, and the 4 volume Encyclopedia of Aesthetics. Type in the letters SWI followed by your Swindon library card number. Oxford Art

Dictionary of National Biography

55,000 biographies of the men and women who have shaped Britain’s history. Type in the letters SWI followed by your Swindon library card number. Dictionary of National Biography

Oxford English Dictionary

The most famous dictionary in the world. Type in the letters SWI followed by your Swindon library card number. Oxford English Dictionary

Oxford Music Online

The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (29 volumes), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz and the 10 volume Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Type in the letters SWI followed by your Swindon library card number. Oxford Music

Oxford Reference

A virtual reference library of over 280 reputable information books. Type in the letters SWI followed by your Swindon library card number. Oxford Reference

Theory Test Pro

Online simulation of the UK driving theory test, including the entire official question bank from the DSA. You will need to sign up with your name, email address and library card number. Theory Test Pro

The incomparable Times Digital Archive, 1785-1985.

The best-known and most cited newspaper in the world. Every complete page of every issue of The Times from 1785 to 1985.The Times Digital Archive

Who's Who?

The current edition, as well as Who Was Who? from 1898.Type in the letters SWI followed by your Swindon library card number. Who's Who?

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