If you are currently unable to visit any of our West Sussex Libraries, we still have a wealth of FREE online resources for you to explore. If you're at home unable to work, or self isolating, now is a good time to explore the West Sussex Library Sevice eInformation collection of digital databases and links to a wide variety of online courses so you can continue studying, build professional skills and connect with others.
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The world famous Britannica Library is a recommended source of general information and comes in three different levels. Junior, Student 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 includes over 100 reference titles such as dictionaries, timelines, flags and maps. It is available to library members from home.
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 library members from home.
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.
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!
Aspire Sussex leads in the provision and delivery of adult education courses across West Sussex.
The Autumn adult education courses and learning programme has just been launched. You will find an exciting range of online and face to face courses with more to come later in the year.
Download the Apsire brochure to explore the range. They offer lots of free courses too! Whether you are looking for distance learning courses, English and Maths, yoga, art, languages or family learning... There's a course for everyone!
FutureLearn - courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world.
Free undergraduate modules from universities.
A collection of training resources to help people to use the lockdown to acquire jobs skills for when more businesses reopen. Includes Open University courses on basic maths and how to write computer code, Future-Learn courses in digital skills and producing online content, Google courses in digital marketing and resources to help people get started online provided by the digital-inclusion charity the Good Things Foundation.