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Newspaper archives

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Newsbank

  • Search 27 national and local papers including The Guardian, The Telegraph and the Echo & Daily Post.
  • Enjoy Newsbank's special reports added daily.
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The Times Digital Archive

  • Search over 200 years' editions of The Times newspaper.
  • Browse by date and view news, features, the picture gallery or classifieds.
  • Read the paper cover to cover on screen.
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Dictionaries & encyclopaedias

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Encyclopaedia Britannica Online

  • Search the site, current journals, magazines and various multimedia resources.
  • Read biographical and historical features that bring people and events alive.
  • View maps of continents, countries and oceans with links to related Britannica articles.
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Oxford Reference Online

  • Search 180 specialist titles from Oxford’s award-winning range of resources.
  • Read over 270 timelines organised by time period, area, and theme.
  • Enjoy featured articles covering historical events and anniversaries.
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Oxford English Dictionary

  • Search for the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words.
  • Trace the history of words through literature, periodicals and film scripts.
  • Enjoy informative and entertaining commentaries on the English language.
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Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Biographies of the men and women who have shaped British history, from the Romans to the 21st century.

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Oxford Dictionaries - language matters

Your guide to the language of today with practical guidance on grammar and punctuation.

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Oxford Language Dictionaries

Oxford Language Dictionaries Online is a collection of online bilingual dictionaries.

The site offers fully searchable, completely comprehensive bilingual dictionaries, and unique study materials that provide extra help with learning.

You can see the translation of the word, including variations from the Spanish-speaking world.

You can also listen to the word.

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Music & Arts

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Naxos Music Library

Naxos is the world's largest online classical music library with over 89,000 CDs to enjoy.

How to log in

  • With your library card number - please include the letters LVP.
  • With your online membership number - please replace the H with LVP1.
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Practice tests

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Driving Theory

An online simulation of the UK's driving theory test, with all the official test questions.

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Citizenship

Includes revision exercises, a glossary of terms and web links throughout.

 

 

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Miscellaneous

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Who's Who

Who’s Who includes autobiographical information on over 33,000 influential people from all walks of life.

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