Online resources

4. Encyclopaedias and research

Access to Research

Access to Research gives free, walk-in access to over 30 million academic articles in participating public libraries across the UK.

Start now by viewing which articles and journals are available from home, then call in to any Stockport library where you can view the full text.

Oxford Bibliographies

Oxford Bibliographies provides a seamless pathway to the most accurate and reliable resources for a variety of academic topics. Every article in our database is an authoritative guide to the current scholarship. They are written and reviewed by academic experts, with original commentary and annotations.

Oxford Reference Online

Oxford Reference Online brings together language and subject reference works into a single cross-searchable resource.

Very Short Introductions online

Very Short Introductions online are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. All titles provide intelligent and serious introductions to a huge range of subjects. They're written by experts who combine facts, analysis, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make challenging topics highly readable.