Online resources

4. Encyclopaedias and research

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online is designed for people aged over 18 and contains over 122,000 articles. The website contains an updated world atlas, images and videos and thousands of articles from respected magazines and journals.

Britannica Junior Encyclopaedia

Britannica Junior Encyclopaedia is designed for primary school students. It has thousands of shorter articles covering subjects for school and fun. These range from nations of the world to animals and sports.

Encyclopaedia Britannica Student

Encyclopaedia Britannica Student contains information for ages 12 to 18 and includes featured spotlights such as; biographies and important events. You can also find out what happens on different days and years.

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.

Credo Reference Online

Credo Reference Online is a giant online collection that searches hundreds of encyclopaedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations and subject specific titles. It also has a collection of 200,000+ images, audio files and nearly 100 videos.

Access to Research

Access to Research is a two year pilot, that Stockport Libraries are taking part in. It provides free access to published academic research.