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Online reference and research resources

There are many resources you can use for online reference and research within our libraries or online using your library card.

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Access to Research

Free access to over 30 million academic articles for small businesses, researchers and students including in-depth information on topics including art and architecture, business, history and the sciences.

Access is available in all Stockton Borough Libraries with your library card.

Visit the Access to Research website

British Newspaper Archive

Access over 200 years of history with archive newspapers from all over Britain and Ireland.  The British Newspaper Archive is available to access within our libraries.  Register for free on the website to save your searches and articles.

Visit the British Newspaper Archive website from a library computer

Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is a guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words past and present from across the English-speaking world. 

Access is available with your library card.

Visit the Oxford English Dictionary

Oxford Dictionaries Premium

Oxford Dictionaries Premium is the home of Oxford's premium language resources for English, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. 

Log in with your library card for free on the Oxford Dictionaries Premium website

Oxford Bibliographies

Developed cooperatively with scholars and librarians worldwide, Oxford Bibliographies offers exclusive, authoritative research guides across a variety of subject areas.

Combining the best features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia, this resource directs researchers to the best available scholarship across a wide variety of subjects. 

Log in with your library card for free on the Oxford Bibliographies website

Very Short Introductions

Very Short Introductions are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Expert authors combine facts, analysis, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make often challenging topics highly readable. Over 600 titles are available online.

Log in with your library card for free on the Very Short Introductions website