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Online Reference Books and Newspapers

Some of these services can be accessed from your own home computer.
Where home access is available please click on the appropriate link and type a capital R before typing in your borrower number unless otherwise instructed.


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(Please remember to type WOR before your library card number) - Library EditionAncestry library edition

Visit: Ancestry - Library Edition

Discover your ancestors with the world's largest family history website. Find census, birth, marriage, death records and more.

We now offer free access from within all our libraries to, one of the leading resources for family history.

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Visit: Credo Literati online reference

Welcome to Literati - on one-stop reference source for all of your course-related and everyday-life research needs. Literati provides simple access to full-text reference books from the world's best publishers as well as a seamless connection to your library resources.

A range of helpful tools and support simplifies access to a wealth of information and knowledge, for all levels of learners, whether at school, college, University or everyday life.

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Online Reference books from Oxford University Press. Titles include:

(For the two sites below remember to type WOR and have your library card number).

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(Please remember to type r before your Worcestershire library card number to log in)

Browse through a number of different newspapers including:

  • The Daily Telegraph
  • The Times
  • The Financial Times
  • The Guardian
  • and many more including international titles

You can also access The Times Digital Archive covering the years 1785 - 1985.

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British Standards Online

British Standards access allows you to read documents online Please contact a member of library staff if you wish to print either an extract or a whole document for which charges will apply.

EBSCO LogoEBSCO Resources 

A comprehensive range of online resources from EBSCO Host.

  • DynaMed logoGreen FILE (Environment & Conservation)
  • LISTA (Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts™)
  • Teacher Reference Centre (Education).
  • DynaMed (Health information)

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Download over 33,000 free ebooks to read on your PC, iPad, Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android or other mobile phone.

We carry high quality books: Our free books were previously published by bona fide publishers and digitized with the help of thousands of volunteers.

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Business support and business information

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  • The Hive
    The first fully integrated Public and University Library and so much more – all under one amazing roof.  
  • Worcester Community Showcase 
    A central resource for information about clubs, societies, interest groups, organisations and events in Worcestershire.

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This page was last reviewed 17 April 2014 at 13:14.
The page is next due for review 14 October 2015.