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Reference Online

Your Plymouth library card gives you free access to the following subscription websites in your library or from home.

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19th Century British Newspapers (access in your library or from home using your library card)

The archives of 48 influential national and regional newspapers representing different political and cultural segments of the 19th century British society.


Access to Research (in library use only)

Access over 1.5 million academic articles on a range of subjects including art, architecture, business, engineering, history, languages, politics, philosophy, mathematics and the sciences


Ancestry Library Edition (in library use only)

The leading online resource for family history research. (Ancestry is currently not available in Eggbuckland Library).

Find out more about Ancestry Library Edition.


Encyclopaedia Britannica (access in your library or from home using your library card)

Online version of the Encyclopaedia Britannica.

Includes Britannica Student for ages twelve to eighteen and Britannica Junior for the under elevens.


Find my Past (in library use only)


Search or browse this collection of 650 million family history records.


John Johnson Collection (in library use only)

Access to thousands of items selected from the John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera. Categories include nineteenth-century entertainment, the booktrade, popular prints, crimes, murders and executions, and advertising.


Naxos Music Library (access in your library or from home using your library card)

Online classical music collection.

Find out more about Naxos Music Library.


Newsbank Newspapers (access in your library or from home using your library card)

Full text articles from a range of local, national and international newspapers.

Find out more about Newsbank Newspapers.


Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (access in your library or from home using your library card)

Over 55,000 biographies of notable Britons.

Find out more about the Oxford DNB.


Oxford Dictionaries Pro (access in your library or from home using your library card)

Up-to-date online dictionaries, thesauruses, and language reference content.


Oxford English Dictionary (access in your library or from home using your library card)

Online access to the most authoritative and comprehensive English dictionary in the world.


Oxford Language Dictionaries Online (access in your library or from home using your library card)

Fully searchable, comprehensive bilingual dictionaries and study materials that provide extra help with learning and using languages. Current languages include Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish.


Oxford Reference (access in your library or from home using your library card)

Fast access to top-quality, authoritative information on every subject - from Art to Zoology.

Find out more about Oxford Reference Online.


Times Digital Archive (access in your library or from home using your library card)

The complete digital edition of The Times (London) from 1785 to 1985.

Find out more about the Times Digital Archive.


Who's Who (access in your library or from home using your library card)

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