Information and learning

Subscription websites free to use with your Warwickshire Library card. Links to other high quality websites for information and learning are also included.


Quick reference and encyclopaedias

  • Encyclopaedia Britannica  – world famous encyclopaedia including the Junior, Student and Adult edition. Free with your library card.
  • Oxford Reference – spanning 25 different subject areas. To log in type WARKS before your library card number (no spaces).
  • Oxford Dictionaries – world’s most trusted English Dictionary and Thesaurus. To log in type WARKS before your library card number (no spaces).
  • Oxford English Dictionary (OED) – English language. Meanings, history and pronunciations. To log in type WARKS before your library card number (no spaces).
  • CIA World Factbook – people, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military for 267 countries.

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Biography

  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography – people who have shaped British history worldwide. To log in type WARKS before your library card number (no spaces).
  • Who’s Who and Who Was Who – leading source of autobiographical information of 33,000 influential people in British public life today. Who Was Who collects together the entries of 100,000 notable people, now deceased. To log in  type WARKS before your library card number (no spaces).
  • Times Digital Archive – the Times newspaper from 1785 to 2009 with searchable images. Free with your library card.
  • Biography – concise biographies of over 25,000 notable people.

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Books and reading

  • Oxford Reference – core academic dictionaries and in-depth, specialist titles. To log in  type WARKS before your library card number (no spaces).
  • Very Short Introductions – try a new subject or revise a particular topic. To log in type WARKS before your library card number (no spaces).
  • Children’s book sequels – search for authors, series and titles.
  • Fantastic Fiction – titles of over 30,000 authors, brief biographies, reading lists, series and sequel lists.
  • Which Book – for when you don’t know what to read next.

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Driving, transport and tourism

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Film, TV, music and the arts

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History, local history and family history

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Languages

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Learning resources

  • Access to Research – free, walk-in access to over 15 million academic articles. Free with your library card on library computers and library WiFi only.
  • Very Short Introductions – try a new subject or revise a particular topic. To log in type WARKS before your library card number (no spaces).
  • Go Citizen – study resource for candidates preparing for the Life in the UK test or British citizenship test. Free with your library card.
  • Open University free Open Learn courses – large range of free courses.
  • National Numeracy – assess your current level of numeracy and then work through the Online Challenge to improve your skills.
  • BBC Skillswise – basic Maths, English and Computer skills for adults.
  • National Careers Service –  search for courses in your area.
  • Learn My Way – learn how to use the internet.  Free courses on using a computer, browsing the web, sending an email and finding work online.

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Information and learning was last updated on December 5, 2018.


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