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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 Language Dictionaries
Oxford Language Dictionaries Oxford Language Dictionaries contains bilingual language content in a range of languages. Currently these are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish. The language web feature allows translation in a further 5 languages - Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Polish and Portuguese.
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
E-Learning
Free online learning courses on a wide range of subjects
E-Magazines
E-Magazines
View full digital copies of your favourite magazines with Barking and Dagenham Libraries and RB Digital
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
Road to IELTS Road to IELTS is a complete practice resource for the IELTS Academic test and the IELTS General test.

Both sites have tutorials, skills focus sections and mock tests with model answers. If you create a free account you can track your progress

There is also a tablet/IPAD version. You can either search for Road to IELTS on the App store/Google Play or use the links below.
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.
Who's Who
WhoWho's Who an essential directory of the noteworthy and influential in all walks of life.
Reference Sources
Credo Reference
Credo Reference 150 reference books are available in this service. If you are looking for information on the arts, business, geography, medicine and social sciences this is a good site to use. The subject coverage is similar to Oxford Reference but includes most other major publishers. It can also link your search to our online catalogue.
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.
Oxford Short Introductions
Oxford Short IntroductionsProduced by Oxford University Press, Very Short Introductions offer concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas from Climate to Consciousness, Game Theory to Ancient Warfare, Privacy to Islamic History, Economics to Literary Theory
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 Events
Libraries offer so much more than books and study space.
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