Online resources for homework and study

A collection of resources to help children and young people study at home.

You will need your library membership number to access these resources from home. If you are not already a member you can apply to join the library.

Britannica Online

Whether you want to find out about Genghis Khan’s early life for your school project, to watch Winston Churchill addressing Parliament for the first time or to learn how to simulate the universe on a personal computer, this authoritative online encyclopaedia will provide you with the information you need.

Britannica Online is comprehensive in its scope, with content presented at three age-appropriate levels. Alongside articles, you’ll find images, videos and other interactive content.

Watch this video for a quick overview of Britannica Online

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Dictionaries

How to view dictionaries at home

  • Click the link for the dictionary you want to view

Oxford Dictionaries

Oxford Dictionaries tells you how you should be using English today. It offers correct spellings, definitions, and alternative words you can use. It also includes expert guidance on writing styles, usage and grammar and specialist guides for legal and technical writing.

Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary is the definitive dictionary of the English language, tracing the history, origin, and meaning of more than 600,000 words through time.

Office for National Statistics

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is the UK’s largest independent producer of official statistics. It collects and publishes statistics on the economy, population and society at national, regional and local levels.

Oxford Reference Online

Over 170 cross-searchable comprehensive subject dictionaries and handbooks from Oxford University Press including the sciences, arts, and languages. Excellent for facts, definitions and concise explanations.