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All of these services can be access from within a library or from home, unless specified otherwise.
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Ancestry library - Library Edition

From a library computer, discover your ancestors with the world's largest family history website. Find census, birth, marriage, death records and more – all for free!

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britannica libraryBritannica

The Britannica Library is an Award-Winning Resource for Children and Adults. Easy to use, and easy to find trusted information.


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BSi British Standards logoBritish 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.

COBRA logoCOBRA – The Complete Business Reference Adviser

COBRA contains around 4000 factsheets, market reports, contacts, and sources of funding and support to help entrepreneurs plus hundreds of practical guides to starting up more than 350 different types of business.


Credo ReferenceCredo Literati online reference

A 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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EBSCO LogoEBSCO Resources 

EBSCOhost is a powerful online reference system accessible. It offers a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers, including:

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

Visit: EBSCO Host.

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Chamber of Commerce logoHerefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce is a dynamic member-led, not for profit organisation, working to support the local business community. Access business support and business information.


InfroTrac Custom Newspapers logoInfoTrac Custom Newspapers

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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