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Press Reader

 

Press Reader is available to all library members from home. Access over 7000 UK and international digital newspapers and magazines for free. 

 

RB Digital Magazines

 


RBdigital is available to library members from home. Download eMagazines. Browse our collection including Good Food, Ideal Home, Total Film and many more.

 


The Times Digital Archive is available to all library members from home. Contains every issue of The Times published between 1785-2014.

 

 


The Illustrated London News is available to all library members from home. The world's first illustrated weekly newspaper published from 1842.

 

 

 

Easy News is the first news magazine designed to be accessible for people with learning disabilities, aimed to encourage discussion around news stories and keep readers informed about the world around them.

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Information and Enquiry Service Information and Enquiry Service

Our information and enquiry service is still available to help you with almost anything you need to know. 

 

You can complete our AskALibrarian form here

 

You don't need to be a member to send an enquiry but you will need a library card to access some of the resources.

 

To access any of our listed resources from home, follow the link and where instructed enter your library card number. The Enquiries Team are here to help with any queries.

 

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To access any of our listed resources from home, follow the link and where instructed, enter your library card number.

 

The Enquiries Team are here to help with any queries.

 

Britannica Library

 

 

Britannica Library 

 

The world famous Britannica Library is a recommended source of general information and comes in three different levels. JuniorStudent and Adult. It contains lots of images and videos as well to help bring topics alive. It is available to library members from home.

 

 

Oxford Reference

 

 

Oxford Reference 

 

Oxford Reference includes over 100 reference titles such as dictionaries, timelines, flags and maps. It is available to library members from home.

 

 

John Johnson Collection

 

 

John Johnson Collection

 

 

This collection provides access to thousands of items selected from the John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera, offering unique insights into the changing nature of everyday life in Britain in the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Categories include Nineteenth-Century Entertainment, the Booktrade, Popular Prints, Crimes, Murders and Executions, and Advertising. It is available to all West Sussex library members from home.

 

 

Theory Test Pro

 

Theory Test Pro 

 

Available for free to library members from home, you will need to sign up for an individual account to access this resource. It has all the driving theory test questions, a large amount of hazard perception tests and is frequently updated.

 

 

Wikipedia

 

 

 

Wikipedia 

 

Like Encyclopeadia Britannica it is full of useful information. However, as it is publicly changeable use it as a starting point and verify the information from another source!

Business and Employment Business and Employment

COBRA Complete Business Reference Adviser

 

COBRA (Complete Business Reference Adviser) is a continually expanding business database with information about starting and running a small business.

Available to all library members.

 

Gov.uk

 

GOV.UK offers support, advice and guidance to businesses during the current COVID-19 shutdown.

 

Business West Sussex

 

Business West Sussex includes information and support from a variety of sources to help your business.

 

West Sussex County Council

 

West Sussex County Council: Business Information offers advice and information about Trading Standards, business safety, waste, rates and more.

Consumer Advice Consumer Advice

Citizens Advice

 


Citizens Advice Bureau

 

For consumer and legal advice.

 

Which?


Which? - Consumer Rights

 

Which?'s guide to consumer rights.

 

Although you cannot access Which? magazines or Which? Online from home, the West Sussex Libraries Enquiries Team can still access the full subscription version of Which? online for you.

 

So if you need to read the latest consumer advice on anything from washing machines to lawn mowers just fill out our AskaLibrarian form and they can send you the latest Which? article on a particular product by email for FREE!

 

Library staff can spend up to 30 minutes answering your enquiry.

 

Unfortunately we are not able to send you a digital copy of Which? magazine or provide remote access to the full Which? Online. 

 

Money Advice Service


 

Money Advice Service

 

Free and impartial money advice, set up by the UK government.

 

Money Saving Expert


Money Saving Expert

 

Useful website full of information and advice on consumer issues.

 

Get Safe Online


Get Safe Online

 

Get Safe Online is the UK’s leading source of unbiased, factual easy-to-understand information on online safety.

 

Find a solicitor


Find a Solicitor

 

Find local solictors and browse by type of law, for instance family or criminal.

Family History Family History

Oxford Reference: Answers with authority

 

Oxford Dictionary of Family Names is available to all library members. It is the ultimate reference on surnames in the UK.

 

Family Search


FamilySearch provides access to free collections of historical records (registration required).

 

Free BMD


 

FreeBMD is an ongoing project to transcribe the Civil Registration index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales.

 

Cyndi's List

 

Cyndi's List provides a comprehensive index to genealogical websites around the world.

 

General Register Office


General Register Office 

 

Search their indexes and order birth, death and marriage certificates online (registration required).

Reference Reference

Oxford Reference: Answers With Authority

 

 

Oxford Reference is available to all library members from home. Over 300 reference works including dictionaries, quotations, thesauri, timelines, maps, flags and encyclopaedias.

 

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

 


Dictionary of National Biography is available to all library members from home. Information on over 60,000 people from around the world who have helped to shape Britain's past.

 

Oxford English Dictionary


 

Oxford English Dictionary is available to all library members from home. The history of the English language and its usage.

 

Who's Who and Who Was Who


 

 

Who’s Who and Who Was Who is available to all library members from home. Directory of the noteworthy and influential, both in the UK and worldwide.

Staying Safe Online Staying Safe Online

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Don't forget to stay safe online. For the latest advice, guidance and information:
 

 
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