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Naxos Music Library

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Enter your library card number in the 'Enter Passcode' box at Naxos Music Library for access to online streaming of Classical, Jazz, World, Classic Rock and Nostalgia music.

The resource holds more than 59,140 CD-length recordings equivalent to 846,000 tracks, with over 800 CD-length recordings added every month! It includes the complete Naxos catalogue plus selected titles from over 320 other labels including EMI Classics and Virgin Classics.


Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography 

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56,000 scholarly biographies from 2,400 years of British history in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

OneClickdigital eaudiobooks

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Choose from a range of over 1,000 free OneClickdigital eaudiobooks to download to listen to on your PC, Mac, MP3 player or smartphone. Titles never go overdue and there are no late charges!

eBooks

eBooks

eBooks are now available through Cheshire East Libraries.Library members can choose from over 1000 free eBooks to download 24/7 and read on a compatible device.

Please note that members who join online will need to visit a library to upgrade their membership before using this service

Who Else Writes Like...?

Who Else Writes Like...?

Who Else Writes Like...? encourages readers to try the works of new authors and opens up a wealth of good reading.

Who Next...?

Who Next...?

Who Next...? lists writers of children's fiction with suggestions of other authors who write in a similar way, together with key book and series titles.

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg: Download free ebooks for kindle, android, ipad, nook, epub or read online. No registration required.


Oxford Bibliographies

We subscribe to two authoritative research guides from the Oxford University Press: Victorian Literature and British and Irish Literature. These combine the best features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopaedia

Access to Research

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Only available for use at the library.

Cheshire East libraries have signed up to the Access to Research pilot, a unique collaboration between librarians and publishers. Find over 1.5 million academic articles from over 8,400 journals for free online, using our public computers.

Ideal for small businesses, researchers and students, amongst others. Get in-depth information on topics such as art, business, engineering, history, languages, politics, mathematics and the sciences from academic journals and conference proceedings. Ask your local library for details.

NewsBank UK Business Journals

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AccessUK Business Journals from NewsBank for key UK business titles with backcopies, including Campaign, Investors Chronicle and The Grocer.

Which Local

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Use Which? Local to find reliable local businesses and reliable traders recommended by Which? members across the UK. Available only in libraries.

Which Online

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Online edition of Which? magazine. Available only in libraries.


Oxford English Dictionary

Oxford English 

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The full text of the multi-volume Oxford English Dictionary.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Oxford 

Dictionary of National Biography Online logo

56,000 scholarly biographies from 2,400 years of British history in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

World Book Advanced

World Book Advanced

World Book Advanced provides access to reference articles from encyclopaedias and primary resources, including fiction and non-fiction e-books, in nine languages. Find features, history, news and Explore UK. World Book Advanced.


World Book Online

World Book Online

World Book Online provides a range of databases with access to reference articles from encyclopaedias, multimedia, e-books and primary source content. There are World Book products for adults, students and children, with teacher resources and tools included in every one. World Book Online .


Credo

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Over 600 ready reference titles from Credo Over 850 reference titles from Credo, including a DK Eyewitness collection, dictionaries, encyclopaedias, field guides, animations, videos and images


Theory Test Pro

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Access Theory Test Pro - a realistic simulation of the UK's driving theory test. It contains the entire official test question bank, hazard perception video clips and an online version of the Highway Code. You will need to register to create your own account so you can track your progress.

Go Citizen

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Access GoCitizen - an online study resource for candidates preparing for the "Life in the UK" or "British Citizenship" test. It provides hundreds of practice questions in the same format of the official test and is a comprehensive study package of everything needed to prepare for the test. You will need to register to create your own account so you can track your progress.

Issues – see citizenship and participation section

Issues Online logoIssues covers a wide range of topics on contemporary social issues.

Issues – see health and wellbeing section

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Issues covers a wide range of topics on contemporary social issues.

Books on Prescription and Mood Boosting Books


Access to Research

access to research logo

Only available for use at the library.

Cheshire East libraries have signed up to the Access to Research pilot, a unique collaboration between librarians and publishers. Find over 1.5 million academic articles from over 8,400 journals for free online, using our public computers.

Ideal for small businesses, researchers and students, amongst others. Get in-depth information on topics such as art, business, engineering, history, languages, politics, mathematics and the sciences from academic journals and conference proceedings. Ask your local library for details.

Enquire

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Enquire is the free People's Network live enquiry service where you can ask a librarian your question at any time of the day or night.

Note: this is a national service. If you have a question about Cheshire libraries, please contact your local library.

Issues

Issues Online logoIssues covers a wide range of topics on contemporary social issues.

Newsbank

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AccessUK Newspapers enables you to search UK & Ireland newspapers and business journals. There are also special reports and current events articles covering the rest of the world, many including images as well as text.


World Book Kids

World Book Kids

Discover general reference for 6-10 year olds, with colourful and simple navigation, illustrations, videos, maps, games and activities with World book Kids. World Book Kids.


World Book Discover

World Book Discover

Book Discover provides content and tools for anyone who has difficulty reading English, whether due to language issues or learning difficulties. Includes multimedia content, activities and a text-to-speech facility. World Book Discover.


Science Power

Science Power

Science Power provides engaging and visually rich information aimed at upper primary school pupils, with self-tests for each topic. Science Power.


World Book Student

World Book Student

Find articles, multimedia content, learning resources, features, news and even a current events quiz, with World Book Student. World Book Student.


Additional Resources

See also our Dictionaries and Encyclopedias resources section and our Help with Homework and Education Pages.

Very Short Introductions

We subscribe to ten of the Very Short Introductions titles from the Oxford University Press.The titles we subscribe to are Twentieth Century Britain, British Politics, Drugs, Contemporary Art, History, Management, Mathematics, Nutrition, The Earth, Planets.

Ancestry Library Edition

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Ancestry Library Edition is available only in libraries

Find My Past

Find My Past

Search 1.5 billion family history records with Find my Past, including military, migration and prison records as well as newspapers, births, marriages and deaths. Includes the Cheshire Collection Only available in Cheshire libraries.


NewsBank - Access UK & Ireland Newspapers

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Access UK Newspapers, enables you to search and read articles published in local and national UK newspapers and business journals in the last 5 - 25 years (varies with different papers). Use at the library or remotely.

Times Digital Archive

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This site offers The Times Digital Archive: the full text and digital scans of The Times from 1785 to 2010.
Note: Access not available to members who have joined online via the library catalogue. Visit your local library to upgrade your membership to access this site.

Public Information Online

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Access Public Information Online to view UK Parliamentary, Scottish Parliamentary, Northern Ireland Assembly, Scottish Government publications and Non-Parliamentary publications.


  • See also our Media Page.

eResources

Members of Cheshire Libraries can use this Virtual Reference Library from any computer in the world with Internet access. Have your membership number to hand when you wish to consult the resources, which have been subscribed to by Cheshire Libraries on your behalf.

If you are not a member, join online via the library catalogue - Membership is free!

Please use the links and images to access the resource and enter your library card number where prompted.

Useful Information Sites

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Useful Information Sites Links to free online resources, selected for you by our Reference and Information specialists

You can also find local and national information on life essential topics with information4living, including benefits, business, health and wellbeing, rights and citizenship, money and jobs, careers and skills.

Enquire

Enquire logo

Enquire is the free people's network live enquiry service where you can ask a librarian your question at any time of the day or night.

Note: this is a national service. If you have a question about Cheshire libraries, please contact your local library.