Helpsheets

Read or download our guides to digital apps, resources and services.

Access to Research

This guide will show you how to use Access to Research which provides free access to published research from academic journals and conferences.
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Accessibility

This guide shows you how to access and utilise each of Windows 10 accessibility functions on library PCs.
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Ancestry

This guide will introduce you to Ancestry and show you how to carry out a basic search.
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BBC micro:bit

This guide will show you how to get started with coding on a BBC micro:bit.
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Britannica Library

This guide will help you get started with Britannica, the online encyclopaedia.
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British Newspaper Archive

This guide will show you how to access the British Newspaper Archive: digitised copies of national and regional newspapers from the collections of the British Library.
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COBRA

This guide will help you get started with COBRA, the business database.
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Connecting to Library Wi-Fi

This guide will help you connect your laptop, smartphone or tablet to the library Wi-Fi.
Get help with library Wi-Fi

Dictionary of National Biography

This guide will show you how to get started with searching biographies.
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Digitised Historical West Sussex Directories

This guide will show you how to search for, save and print articles from local directories scanned from originals held by West Sussex Library Service and West Sussex Record Office.
Get help with digitised historical West Sussex directories

Digitised Historical West Sussex Newspapers

This guide will show you how to search for, save and print articles from local newspapers scanned from originals held by West Sussex Library Service and West Sussex Record Office.
Get help with digitised historical West Sussex newspapers

eBooks: Libby

This guide will show you how to set up a Libby account to access eBooks and eMagazines.
Get help with eBooks on Libby

eNewspapers on a Library Computer

This guide will show you how to access eNewspapers on a library computer.
Get help with eNewspapers on a library computer

eNewspapers on a Mobile Device

This guide will show you how to access eNewspapers on a mobile device. 
Get help with eNewspapers on a mobile device

Engravings of West Sussex

This guide will show you how to search for, save and print images from local engravings scanned from originals held by West Sussex Library Service.
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Family History

This guide will give you some tips for starting your family history as well as the resources and help available from West Sussex Libraries.
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Find My Past

This guide will introduce you to Find My Past and show you how to do a basic search.
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Gmail

This guide will show you how to create a Google Account which will provide access to all Google services including Gmail.
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Grantfinder

This guide will help you use Grantfinder, a database for all types of funding including loans, awards, and grants to help local companies succeed and grow.
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Historical West Sussex Audio Recordings

This guide will show you how to listen to audio files held by West Sussex Library Service and West Sussex Record Office.
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IBIS World

This guide will introduce you to IBIS World and show how to get reports on Industry Market Research, Industry Risk Ratings and analysis of hundreds of industries.
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Illustrated London News

This guide will help you navigate the world's first illustrated weekly newspaper.
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Jobs and Careers

This guide has information on the different employment resources available from West Sussex libraries.
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John Johnson Collection

This guide helps navigate the printed ephemera of the John Johnson Collection.
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Kompass EasyBusiness

This guide will help you to search for companies worldwide.
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Library App

This guide is a brief tour of the main features of the free West Sussex Libraries app.
Get help with the library app

Managing Passwords

This guide is aimed at helping customers who have lost or forgotten passwords. It also covers the authentication issues involved in setting up an email account or signing up to a website, such as the use of Captcha (or “I am not a robot”) software.
Get help with managing passwords

Maps of Worthing

This guide will show you how to search for, save and print from local maps scanned from originals held by West Sussex Library Service as part of the Worthing Community Hub project.
Get help with maps of Worthing

My Work Search

This guide will show you how to register with My Work Search, an online toolkit that can help you search for jobs, create CVs and much more.
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Newspaper Cuttings About Sussex People

This guide will help you get started with finding articles about Sussex People in local newspapers held at West Sussex Library Service.
Get help with newspaper cuttings about Sussex People

Newspaper Cuttings About Worthing

This guide will show you how to search for, save and print articles from local newspapers digitised from originals held by West Sussex Library Service as part of the Worthing Community Hub project.
Get help with newspaper cuttings about Worthing

Outlook

This guide will show you how to set up an account with Outlook (formerly known as Hotmail).
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Oxford English Dictionary

This guide will explain how to use the digital version of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED).
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Oxford Reference

This guide will introduce you to Oxford Reference, a collection of over 300 dictionaries and encyclopaedias.
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Photographs of West Sussex

This guide will show you how to search for, save and print images from local photographs scanned from originals held by West Sussex Library Service.
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Postcards of West Sussex

This guide will show you how to search for, save and print images from local postcards scanned from originals held by West Sussex Library Service.
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SayHi Translate

This guide is aimed at library staff, to assist in supporting customers that wish to use the downloadable translation app SayHi Translate.
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Staying Safe Online

This short guide will introduce you to some top tips for staying safe online.
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Theory Test Pro

This guide will introduce you to Theory Test Pro, a realistic online simulation of the UK's driving theory tests for all vehicle categories.
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Times Digital Archive

This guide helps use the digital version of The Times newspaper.
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Transparent Language Online

This guide will help you get started with learning a new language.
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Universal Credit

This guide is an introduction to Universal Credit.
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Who's Who

This guide shows how to get started with this biographical resource.
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Yahoo! Mail

This guide will show you how to set up an email account with Yahoo!
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