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Link to Oxford Dictionary of National Biography website

Oxford English Dictionary

Link to Oxford Reference

Link to more online services

Ethnic minorities


Information, advice, guidance and learning materials translated into twelve different community languages. Content is provided by organisations including Age Concern, Mind, Coventry Law Centre, AVERT and Carers UK.

Equality and Human Rights Commission

Incorporates Commission for Racial Equality (CRE), Disability Rights Commission (DRC), Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) and works to eliminate discrimination, reduce inequality, protect human rights and to build good relations, ensuring that everyone has a fair chance to participate in society. This website includes news, information and advice.

Institute of Race Relations (IRR)

The IRR conducts research and produces educational material highlighting racial and refugee issues in Britain and abroad. This is the IRR's independent race and refugee news network online journal.

American Expats

Information for Americans living and working in the UK, including a forum, and sections headed Immigration, Transport, Buy American, Employment, Money and Clubs.

Black History Month

BHM's website celebrates this annual event, held every October, all year round. The website gives information about and promotes Black history and the role of Black people in British society and culture.

Chinatown Online

Information about China, and for and about the Chinese community in the UK, with sections headed Books, Business, Community, Culture, Discussion, Education, Food, Fun and Games, Lifestyle, Shopping and Travel.

Chinese in Britain Forum (CIBF)

The CIBF promotes equal access to public resources and services for Chinese people in the UK, and assists with voluntary community projects.

DimSum: the British Chinese community website

Website for people of Chinese and East Asian origin living in the UK, addressing concerns and including news, information and a discussion forum.

Irish in Britain

Irish, UK and sports news, Irish cultural pages, events and links.

Middle East UK

Promotes Middle Eastern business, travel and culture.

Moving Here

The Moving Here site explores, explains and illustrates why, over the past 200 years, people have came to England. The experiences of Caribbean, Irish, Jewish and South Asian communities are detailed, through personal papers, government documents, maps, photographs and art objects, as well as sound recordings and video clips.

Nostos: Hellenic Cyber Centre

Extensive Greek, UK, European and world news, and information about Greek business, organisations and culture, particularly in relation to the UK.