Online Reference

Online Reference

Here you will find links to the information resources we subscribe to, which cover a range of subjects. Please note that some of them are only accessible from a computer at your local St.Helens Library.

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Access to Research

Website: http://www.accesstoresearch.org.uk

Access to a range of online academic research.

Features:

  • Search a database of over 1.5 million academic articles
  • Topics including: architecture, business, engineering, history, languages.
  • mathematics, philosophy, politics and the sciences.

How do I log in?:

You will need to be using a library computer to get full use of this service. Follow the link and you will be logged in automatically.

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Ancestry

Website: http://www.ancestrylibrary.com

Research your family history with Ancestry Online.

Features:

  • Search and browse historical records
  • Create your family tree
  • View tips and tutorials to get you started

How do I log in?:

You will need to be using a library computer to get full use of this service. Follow the link and you will be logged in automatically.

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Find My Past

Website: http://www.findmypast.co.uk

Discover your family history with Find My Past.

Features:

  • Search and browse historical records
  • Create your family tree
  • Access special collections from local record offices and archives
  • Find advice on how to start researching your family history

How do I log in?:

You will need to be using a library computer to get full use of this service. Follow the link and you will be logged in automatically.

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Issues Online

Website: http://www.issuesonline.co.uk/dashboard

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Oxford English Dictionary

Website: https://premium.oxforddictionaries.com

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history and pronunciation of 600,000 words—past and present—from across the English-speaking world.

Features:

  • Use quick search to look up dictionary entries
  • Trace the origins of a word or phrase and chart its development over time
  • Browse words by meaning using the historical thesaurus
  • Having trouble with a crossword or word puzzle? In quick search, replace your

missing letters with a question mark (?) and you may find the answer.

How do I log in?:

If you are at home, enter STH followed by your library card number (for example, STH123456789). If you are using a library computer, you will be logged in automatically when you click here.

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Oxford Reference

Website: http://www.oxfordreference.com/

The Oxford Reference Online Premium Collection offers a huge range of fully-indexed and cross-searchable dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press.

Features:

  • Research a term, concept, or person in-depth with articles and essays
  • Explore timelines organised by period, area and theme
  • Many entries are illustrated with photographs, maps and diagrams

How do I log in?:

If you are at home, enter STH followed by your library card number (for example, STH123456789). If you are using a library computer, you will be logged in automatically.

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World Book Online

Website: http://www.worldbookonline.com

World Book Online is a homework resource and encyclopedia that can be accessed from within the library.

Features:

  • Listen to stories, play interactive games and watch videos
  • Visit Activity Corner and test what you have learned in the classroom
  • Read a wide selection of ebooks on your favourite topics

How do I log in?:

You will need to be using a library computer or wifi to get full use of this service. Follow the link and you will be logged in automatically.

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