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Online reference sources

Online reference sources like Encyclopedia Britannica and the Oxford Dictionary.

  • Access to Research logo Access to Research

    Access to Research gives access to a wide range of academic articles and research contained in academic journals and conference proceedings.

  • Encyclopedia Britannica Online Encyclopaedia Britannica

    Instant access to the world's most famous and authoritative source of information.

  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

    Explore the lives of over 55,000 people who have shaped the British past over the last 2,400 years: from Julius Caesar and Boudicca to Princess Diana and Sid Vicious.

  • Oxford English Dictionary Online Oxford English Dictionary online

    The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely acknowledged to be the most authoritative and comprehensive dictionary of English in the world.

  • Oxford Reference Online Oxford Reference Online

    Oxford Reference Online is a vast online reference library available 24x7. It combines in-depth content offered by titles in the acclaimed Oxford Companions series with authoritative, quick-reference coverage of the full subject spectrum. Fast access to top-quality, authoritative information on every subject - from art to zoology!

  • Who's WhoWho's Who

    Contains over 33,000 short biographies, continually updated, of noteworthy and influential individuals, from all walks of life, worldwide.

  • Oxford Dictionaries logo Oxford Dictionaries is your destination whenever you need language guidance. Every time you need to know the meaning or pronunciation of a word, how to translate it into another language, or whether you are using it correctly.

  • Oxford Bibliographies Oxford Bibliographies Online

    Oxford Bibliographies Online (OBO) is a series of intuitive and easy-to-use "ultimate reading lists", designed to help users navigate vast seas of information.

  • Art and music - online resources

    Grove Art Online and Grove Music Online are available to everyone with a Dorset library card.

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