A - Z of eInformation Resources

A - Z of eInformation Resources

Browse through all of our free eInformation reference resources. *Available 24/7 from your computer, smartphone or tablet, **only available in libraries. You will need your library card number. If you are not a member of the library you can join online.

Access to Research

**Access to Research gives you free access to published research from academic journals and conferences. Please see our Access to Research Helpsheet for more information.


**Ancestry lets you search your family history using a selection of UK censuses, parish records and other national and international databases. Please see our Ancestry helpsheet for more information.




**Bookdata is a database of book titles in print, forthcoming and recently out of print in the UK and Ireland.

Britannica Library

*Britannica Library is the world famous encyclopaedia available in 3 versions:

Please see our Britannica helpsheet for more information.

British Newspaper Archive

**British Newspaper Archive contains regional historical newspapers from the British Library collection. You will first need to register with the British Newspaper Archive. When you next log in, you will be able to access the archive and a personal 'My Research' area. Please see our British Newspaper helpsheet for more information.

BT directory enquiries

BT directory enquiries

Clubs and Societies 

Clubs and societies is West Sussex Libraries' database of local organisations.


*COBRA - The Complete Business Reference Adviser - is a continually expanding business database with information about starting and running a small business with access to around 4,000 factsheets, market reports, contacts, funding resources and help and support. Please see our COBRA helpsheet for more information.

Dictionary of National Biography

*Dictionary of National Biography has information on over 60,000 people from around the world who have helped to shape Britain's past. Please see our DNB helpsheet for more information.


**EMIS - Emerging Markets Information Service information platform - provides analysis, data and news on companies, industries and countries in the developing world. You can have up to 10 reports and up to 250 companies in list form per day. Access EMIS on PCs at Crawley Library or by contacting our Ask a Librarian service for more information. 

Euromonitor International Passport

**Euromonitor International Passport provides strategic business information to thousands of products and industries worldwide. You can browse or search Euromonitor, view market reports, articles and data and print up to 20 pages per session, for use in personal research and private study. Access Euromonitor on PCs at Crawley Library or by contacting our Ask a Librarian service for more information.


**Fame (Financial Analysis Made Easy) has information on 11 million private companies in the UK and Ireland, Fame can help you find companies and create mailing lists by business location, size and type. Access Fame on PCs at Crawley Library or by contacting our Ask a Librarian service for more information.

Family Information Service

Family Information Service lets you search for childcare or family activities and support.

Find a job

Find a job (formerly Universal Jobmatch) lets you search and apply for full or part-time jobs in Great Britain.

Find My Past

**Find My Past helps you trace your ancestry and build a family tree by researching extensive UK birth records, census data, obituaries and more. It also now includes the 1921 census. Please note that our subscription does not include access to the British Newspaper Archive. Please see our Find My Past helpsheet for more information.



Google maps

Google maps

Government Gateway

Government Gateway - where you can register to use online government services.


**GrantFinder - A database for all types funding including loans, awards and grants to help local companies succeed and grow. Access Grantfinder on PCs at Crawley Library or by contacting our Ask a Librarian service for more information. Please see our Grantfinder helpsheet for more information.

IBIS World

**IBIS World provides industry market research, risk and forecasting data for the UK, Ireland and general global reports. Access IBIS World on PCs at Crawley Library or by contacting our Ask a Librarian service for more information. Please see our IBIS helpsheet for more information.

Illustrated London News

*Illustrated London News is the world's first illustrated weekly newspaper published from 1842. Please see our Illustrated London News helpsheet for more information.

Job Seekers Allowance (JSA)

Job Seekers Allowance (JSA)

John Johnson Collection

*John Johnson Collection is a collection of ephemera from the Bodleian Library offering unique insights into the changing nature of everyday life in Britain. Please see our John Johnson collection helpsheet for more information.

Kompass EasyBusiness

**Kompass EasyBusiness contains information on over 43 million (mainly manufacturing) companies across 71 countries worldwide. You can use it to contact other businesses (B2B). For downloaded lists of companies in spreadsheet format, contact our Ask a Librarian service with details of the search you require. Please see our Kompass EasyBusiness helpsheet for more information.



Learn My Way

Learn My Way has free courses on using a computer, browsing the web, sending an email and finding work online. Please see our Learn My Way webpage for more information.


Legislation has access to all UK legislation.

London Gazette

**London Gazette has official, regulatory and legal information published every week day in the form of individual notices.

Local Data Online

**Local Data Online provides insight into high streets, shopping centres, retail parks, for 7000+ locations and over 300,000 chain and independent retailers across the UK. Access Local Data Online on PCs at Crawley Library or by contacting our Ask a Librarian service for more information.


MyWorkSearch is an online toolkit that helps jobseekers find job opportunities. Also contains a job finder and a CV builder. You will need to sign up in the library for an individual account to access this resource. Please see our MyWorkSearch helpsheet for more information.

National Library of Scotland Maps 

National Library of Scotland Maps has national historical OS maps.

National Rail Enquiries

National Rail Enquiries - where you can find train times. 



Oxford Dictionary of family names in Britain and Ireland

*Oxford Dictionary of family names in Britain and Ireland provides definitions and historical usage of all surnames. It is available through Oxford Reference. You will need to sign in with your library card number when using this resource from home.

Oxford English Dictionary

*Oxford English Dictionary provides definitions including the history of the English language and its usage. Please see our OED helpsheet for more information.

Oxford Reference

*Oxford Reference has over 300 reference works including dictionaries, quotations, thesauri, timelines, maps, flags and encyclopaedias. Please see our Oxford Reference helpsheet for more information.

Oxford Research Encyclopaedias

*Oxford Research Encyclopaedias includes articles from 25 encyclopaedias, written by leading scholars.

Planning application maps

Planning application maps

Press Reader

*PressReader has access to over 7,000 UK and international digital newspapers and magazines for free. Please see our Pressreader information for more information.

Royal Mail

Royal Mail website where you can search for a postcode and pay for postage. 

Theory Test Pro

*Theory Test Pro is a realistic online simulation of the UK's driving theory test. It contains the entire official test questions licensed from the Driving Standards Agency. You will need to sign up for an individual account to access this resource. Please see our Theory Test Pro helpsheet for more information.

Times Digital Archive

*Times Digital Archive contains every issue of The Times published between 1785-2019. Please see our TDA helpsheet for more information.

Transparent Language Online

*Transparent Language Online provides a fun, effective and engaging experience for learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in a foreign language. With over 110 languages to choose from, including English for speakers of over 30 languages, there is something for every learner. Best of all, with mobile apps for iOS and Android devices, learners can enjoy the freedom to learn at home, in the library, or on the go. Please see our Transparent Language Online helpsheet for more information.

Universal Credit

Universal Credit

West Sussex Past Pictures

West Sussex Past Pictures has over 13,000 images of West Sussex, free to download for personal and educational use.


**Which? Online has access to reports, buying guides and recent research on consumer products. Access Which? on PCs in any West Sussex Library, please ask staff to log you in. Alternatively, contact our Ask a Librarian service with details of the search you require.

Who's Who and Who Was Who

*Who’s Who and Who Was Who is a directory of the noteworthy and influential, both in the UK and worldwide. Please see our Who's Who helpsheet for more information.

Yellow Pages

Yellow Pages

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