Online resources

Online resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members of Newcastle Libraries can use a wide range of quality, trusted online reference resources.  Just login to your account on our online catalogue, using your library card number and password and click on Research and Business Tools.  If you have forgotten your PIN you can reset it yourself online by clicking on 'Log In' then 'Reset my password'.

If you are not a member and would like to access some of these services, you can join online.

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Ancestry Library Edition

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Using ancestry you can search and view thousands of family records such as census, military records, births, marriages and deaths.

Find My Past

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Use Find My Past to search the 1921 Census of England and Wales.

Theory Test Pro

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Theory Test Pro is a highly realistic online simulation of the UK's driving theory tests for all vehicle categories. It contains all the official test questions licensed from the Driving Standards Agency (the DSA), the people that set the tests.

The first time you use Theory Test Pro you will create an account using your library card number and an email address. Your progress on the tests will be saved to your account.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography contains the biographies of deceased people who helped shape British history. The biographies include links to related content on other websites such as the National Portrait Gallery.

To use any of the Oxford resources, in the "Login with library card" field type in NCLE followed by your library card number (without any spaces).

Oxford English Dictionary

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The Oxford English Dictionary provides authoritative definitions of over 500,000 words including etymological analysis and pronunciation.

To use any of the Oxford resources, in the "Login with library card" field type in NCLE followed by your library card number (without any spaces).

Oxford Reference Online

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Oxford Reference Online brings together language and subject reference works from one of the world's biggest and most trusted reference publishers. It's your port of call for bilingual dictionaries, grammar, etymology, quotations, proverbs and subject-specific dictionaries.

To use any of the Oxford resources, in the "Login with library card" field type in NCLE followed by your library card number (without any spaces).

Oxford Art Online

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Search Oxford Art Online to access the content of Grove Art Online and other reference resources. Oxford Art Online includes over 200,000 articles that span ancient to contemporary art and architecture, as well as over 19,000 images of works of art, structures, plans, and artist signatures.

To use any of the Oxford resources, in the "Login with library card" field type in NCLE followed by your library card number (without any spaces).

Oxford Music Online

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Oxford Music Online provides biographical information on classical and modern musicians from Amadeus Mozart to Aphex Twin. There are also articles on composers, conductors, instruments and notation.

To use any of the Oxford resources, in the "Login with library card" field type in NCLE followed by your library card number (without any spaces).

British Library Newspapers

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The British Library Newspapers database includes three northern titles: the Newcastle Courant, the Northern Liberator and the Northern Echo. It also includes a range of regional and national titles, for example, the Illustrated Police News. If you are interested in family history or general historical research you will find this database useful.

 

Times Digital Archive

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Search through the complete digital edition of The Times from 1785 - now available to 2014 - to retrieve either a specific article or a complete page. On the Times Digital Archive the entire newspaper is captured, with all articles, advertisements and illustrations and photos.

 

Access to Research

Access to Research provides free access to over 30 million Academic Papers and Journal articles.  Access to Research is one of the best resources for peer reviewed, reliable information. Although you can search for titles remotely (from home), the Journal articles may only be accessed in one of Newcastle Libraries.

Britannica Online

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Encyclopedia Britannica has easy-to-use information, rich in pictures, videos and animations from a trusted source. There are versions of the encyclopedia tailored for adults, students aged 12 to 18 and children aged 5 to 11. It's the perfect place for all levels of research, including those tough homework questions!

COBRA

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COBRA is the online resource to browse for practical information on starting, running and managing a small business. It includes detailed business opportunity profiles and factsheets.

COBRA and Kompass EasyBusiness  are just two of the Business & IP Centre Newcastle resources offered to Newcastle Libraries members. You can access more resources from computers at City Library - see the list of business information databases on the Business & IP Centre website.

Kompass EasyBusiness

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Kompass EasyBusiness contains information on over 43 million companies across 71 countries worldwide.

Login to your online account on the online catalogue, using your library card number and password. Click on the link to Kompass EasyBusiness once you've logged in.

Kompass EasyBusiness and COBRA are just two of the Business & IP Centre Newcastle resources offered to Newcastle Libraries members. You can access more resources from computers at City Library - see the list of business information databases on the Business & IP Centre website.

Find a Job Support

Find a Job Support is a suite of three guides designed to help anyone seeking new employment.  You will be given tips for every aspect of facing redundancy and looking for employment together with step-by-step guides to help you to navigate the government’s Universal Credit and Find a Job websites. 

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Life in Britain

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Life in Britain helps those preparing for the Life in the UK British Citizenship Test. It is easy to use and features practice tests which simulate the Test experience with 25 questions and a 45 minute timer and speech.

 

Life in the UK - The British way of life

Life in the UK - The British way of life contains information that may be useful for people newly arrived in the UK. It covers topics such as the different types of visa, finding a job, pre-school for children, further adult education, public transport, staying safe in your home, necessary house and car insurance, etc. 

 

 

 

 

 

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You can access family history resource Ancestry for free from home through Newcastle Libraries?

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