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24/7 Library
Arts and Music
Oxford Art Online
Oxford Art Online Offers access to the vast content of the newly redesigned Grove Art Online and the complete Oxford art reference collection.
Oxford Music Online
Oxford Music Online The most authoritative music reference source. Includes the encyclopaedia of popular music.
Business and Legal Information
COBRA - The Complete Business Reference Adviser
COBRA - The Complete Business Reference Adviser COBRA - The Complete Business Reference Adviser is a comprehensive, practical and continually updated database for anyone who wants to start a business. Information includes how to write a business or marketing plan, or research into new markets.
Citizenship
Life in the UK Test
Life in the UK Test Go Citizen. An online study resource for candidates preparing for the Life in the UK Test (you will need an email address to sign up for this).
Dictionaries
Oxford English Dictionary
Oxford English Dictionary It is the most comprehensive English dictionary. Not only will it give you the full meaning of a word, it also explains its origins.
Oxford Dictionaries
Oxford Dictionaries Oxford Dictionaries contains bilingual language content in a range of languages. Currently these are Arabic Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
Driving Theory Test
Driving Theory Test
Driving Theory Test Theory Test Pro is an online simulation of the UK's driving theory test (you will need an email address to sign up for this).
E-Books and Audio books
E-Books
An e-book is a digital version of a book that can be downloaded and read on a computer or portable device. The e-library collection contains e-books for all ages, which is free to library members.
Audio books
Audio books can be downloaded from this site.
E-Learning
Future Learn
Learn new skills online with world-class universities and industry experts. Develop your career, learn a new skill, or pursue your hobbies with flexible online courses
Alison Courses
online courses from the world’s leading experts, in subjects such as science, business, maths and health
Great Courses
The Great Courses Library Collection contains 100's of courses with in-depth video lectures on subjects like Science, Health & Wellness, and much more
E-Magazines and Comics
E-Magazines
View full digital copies of your favourite magazines with Barking and Dagenham Libraries and RB Digital
E-Comics
Comics for all ages including Marvel series
Overdrive
Comic collection including Lego comics and the Archie comics series
Encyclopaedias
Encyclopaedia Britannica Library Edition
One of the world's most authoritative reference works. Provides information on Art, History, Geography, Science and many other subjects, supplemented by links to magazine articles and websites. It's also a good source of related illustrations and video content.
Library members can access a choice of three age-specific sections: Junior, Student or Adult. Just enter your library card number in the login box to access the service.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Online
Encyclopaedia Britannica Online For ages 14 and over
Encyclopaedia Britannica Junior Edition
Encyclopaedia Britannica Junior Edition For ages 5 - 11 years
Encyclopaedia Britannica Student Edition
Encyclopaedia Britannica Student Edition For ages 11 - 14 years
Family History
Ancestry library edition
Ancestry library edition The largest family history site online with over 4 billion names in worldwide historical records. Includes National birth, marriage and death indexes for England and Wales 1841-1901 and census records 1841-1901. Visit Ancestry library edition
IELTS
Road to IELTS Academic Version
Road to IELTS Academic Version
Practice for the IELTS - academic test with this free resource. if you register with your e/mail address you will be able to track your progress.

Just log in using your Barking and Dagenham library card.
Road to IELTS - General Version
Road to IELTS - General Version
Practice for the IELTS -general test with this interactive site. This includes skills focus on Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. The site includes tutorials, video advice, mock tests and activities.

Just log in using your Barking and Dagenham library card.

Newspapers
Newsbank
Newsbank Provides online access to UK national, local and regional newspapers and also 120 international titles from around the world. There is access to current and archived editions of newspapers and news services of the titles available. Searches can be made from a single title or a range of titles and dates.
Online IT courses
Learn My Way
Learn My WayAll Barking and Dagenham libraries are registered as UK online Centres. Learn My Way is a website of free online courses for beginners, helping people develop digital skills to make the most of the online world.
The Computer School
The Computer SchoolThis service provides up to date IT based lessons and tutorials categorised in one user friendly computer and technology training directory. The learning includes 'staying safe online'
Digital Unite
Whether you are an independent learner or a digital champion, this site has everything you need to improve your computer skills and boost your digital confidence.
People
Dictionary of National Biography
Dictionary of National Biography
Dictionary of National Biography features thousands of detailed biographies of people either born in Britain or who made significant contributions to British history. No-one living is included, but its coverage extends up until 2006 for year of death.
Reference Sources
Oxford Reference Online
Oxford Reference Online An unparalleled collection of reference books covers the entire subject spectrum from accountancy to zoology.
Issues Online
Issues Online The UK's first comprehensive reference source with articles addressing contemporary social issues. For example rights and discrimination, drugs, crime and the environment. Very useful for school projects and general interest.
Tense Buster
Tense Buster - English Grammar Practice
Tense Buster - English Grammar PracticeAn online resource which improves your grammar skills in 6 weeks.
Ziptales
Ziptales
ZiptalesZiptales helps make reading fun!
The online library consists of over 550 interactive stories and activities with voice overs, animations, quizzes, games and more for children aged 4 - 12 years.
Library Events
Library and Children's Centre Events
Libraries offer so much more than books and study space. Find out what is on at a library near you.
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