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Online Resources
Free online information, newspaper archives, law, business information, reference books, illustrations and more for library members.
Art and Music
Oxford Art Online
Oxford Art Online
The multi-award winning Oxford Art Online is the ultimate authority on all aspects of the visual arts worldwide - from prehistory to the present day.
Oxford Music Online
Oxford Music Online
The multi-award winning Oxford Music Online is the ultimate authority on all aspects of music worldwide - from classical to hip-hop and from baroque to blues.
Business Information
COBRA
COBRA
Your one stop site with information covering all aspects of starting and running a business. Access from the library or from any PC with your library card number.
OneSource
OneSource
The number 1 source of information on international (incl. UK) businesses and executives for researchers, students and job seekers and businesses. Find answers to a wide variety of questions. Common uses are finding businesses based on employee size, sales volume, type of business and location. Conduct research about industries and companies. Find executives, corporate families and company descriptions and conduct powerful market research using up to date figures and industry reports. Use this yourself in the library or direct from your home/office using your library ticket. Please contact Information Services, Central Library on 01274 433649/57 for expert help.
Encyclopaedias and Reference
Britannica Junior Edition
Britannica Junior Edition
(ages 5 to 11 years)
Britannica Student Edition
Britannica Student Edition
(ages 12 to 18 years)
Encyclopaedia Britannica (Library Edition)
Encyclopaedia Britannica (Library Edition)
(18 years)
Oxford English Dictionary
Oxford English Dictionary
The Oxford English Dictionary is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. It traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography is an illustrated collection of more than 50,000 specially written biographies of the men and women from around the world who shaped all aspects of Britain's past.
Oxford Reference Online
Oxford Reference Online
Oxford Reference Online brings together language and subject reference works from one of the world's biggest reference publishers into a single cross-searchable resource.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Principally dealing with history, wildlife and science. Many of the titles are provided by the publisher Dorling Kindersley and as such are fully illustrated and specifically written for younger readers aged 6-14. Also includes Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopaedia and International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers.
Family History
Ancestry.com
Ancestry.com
Provides access to the 1841 to 1901 UK censuses and contains more than 4 billion names. A simple search using an ancestor's christian and surname can produce some interesting results, which can be viewed, printed or emailed.
Law
Justis
Justis
Bradford Libraries now have unlimited online access to over three million documents' worth of British case law, legislation and parliamentary material from leading legal publisher, Justis Publishing. The material, which dates back to 1163 and includes the 1235 edition of the Magna Carta and the state trials of Thomas Becket and Anne Boleyn, is available at all libraries in Bradford (NB Justis is not available remotely). Justis can only be used in Bradford 's Libraries. Please telephone Information Services on 01274 433649/57 for more information.
Newspapers
Infotrac
Infotrac
Access current and historical full text articles from 50 journals and 10 newspapers. Full text articles from selected National Daily and Sunday Newspapers, as well as popular journals such as: Lancet, Good Housekeeping, Animals, The Bookseller, British Journal of Psychology, The Literary Review, Computer Weekly, Community Care, Design Week and many others. Search specific journals or all journals with a range of search options. You will need to be a member of the library to use this service from home. Please enter your library card number when prompted.
Nineteenth Century Newspapers
Nineteenth Century Newspapers
Explore over 2 million pages of nineteenth century British Library newspapers. All text fully searchable with keywords.
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