Access to research
Free, walk-in access to over 10million academic articles. You can now access many of the world’s best academic papers from leading publishers who have made their journal content available for free.
Note: This resource can only be accessed at your local library. You will need your library card and pin number.
Ancestry.com (Library Edition)
Ancestry Library Edition is accessible from your home whilst libraries are closed.
The genealogy resource is a great place to research your family history and access billions of records from census data, directories, photographs and family trees.
Access Ancestry Library Edition from home the Library Catalogue.
Log in to your library account (opens in a new window) online
Then click on the home icon, then select the Proquest Ancestry logo at top right of screen.
A one-stop reference source providing a range of helpful tools for all levels of learners.
Note: You will need your library number to access this resource outside of a library.
eAudiobooks are digital versions of a recorded reading of a book (or book summary) that you can download and listen to on most MP3 and WMA compatible devices. eAudiobooks can be downloaded for free from BorrowBox, the eAudiobook provider for Worcestershire. More information on eBooks and eAudiobooks.
Note: You will need to log in using your library number and library account password the first time you want to borrow an eAudiobook
Digital full-text versions of traditional print books which can be read using a computer, eReader or other web-enabled devices. Explore our collections and download best-selling adult and children's fiction and nonfiction eBooks for free from BorrowBox, the eBook provider for Worcestershire. More information on eBooks and eAudiobooks.
Note: You will need to log in using your library number and library account password the first time you want to borrow an eBook
EBSCO is a powerful reference system connected with leading. Leading information providers, including:
- Green FILE (Environment & Conservation)
- LISTA (Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts™)
- Teacher Reference Centre (Education)
Note: To access this site outside of libraries please type a capital R before your library number. For Example R12345678.
Digital versions of your favourite magazines. There are plenty of premium titles to choose from and back-issues you can access, all for free. Read them straight away in your browser if you're connected to the internet. More information on eMagazines.
Note: You will need to register your library number the first time you want to borrow an eMagazine
Oxford University Press
Note: When accessing these resources, please log in using your library number and type WOR before typing in your library number. For example WOR12345678.
- Dictionary of National Biography (opens in new window)
- Oxford Reference (opens in new window)
- Oxford Dictionaries (opens in new window)
- Oxford English Dictionary (opens in new window)
The Times Digital Archive: covering the years 1785 - 1985.
When accessing this resource please type a capital R before typing in your library number. For Example R12345678.
Please speak to a member of staff if you would like access to this resource.