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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.
Transparent Language Online provides an effective and engaging experience for language learners looking to build their vocabulary, practice their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, and maintain what they learn. With courses and supplemental resources in 110+ languages, it can be accessed anytime, anywhere, on almost any device via mobile apps for iOS and Android.
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Oxford Reference includes over 100 reference titles such as dictionaries, timelines, flags and maps. It is available to library members from home.
Oxford Research Encyclopaedias offer long-form overview articles written, peer-reviewed, and edited by leading scholars. Read current, peer-reviewed trustrworthy research, across 25 encyclopedias, including the Encyclopedia of Social Work and the Oxford Classical Dictionary. Available to library members from home.
John Johnson Collection 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.
Theory Test Pro is 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 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.
There's never been a better time to learn. Whether it's to find a new job, improve language skills or develop hobbies, Aspire Sussex, our education partners, can help you learn and achieve.
They offer courses covering everything from personal interest to qualifications at Level 2. Subjects range from Maths and English to family learning, yoga and many others. Some courses are even free! The Aspire Cloud allows many courses to be taught remotely, through your PC, tablet or phone.
FutureLearn - courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world.
Class Central provides free undergraduate modules from universities.
Skills Toolkit is 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.