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RBdigital eaudiobooks

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

Note: members who join online should visit a library to upgrade their membership to access this service. If you have previously registered on OneClickDigital you do not need to re-register – your app will automatically upgrade to the new enhanced RBdigital app

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

eMagazines

eMagazines

We subscribe to a wide range of eMagazines from Magzter. These are available free to library members. You must register with Magzter first; just select ‘Create a Library User Account’. You can read magazines online in your web browser or download the Magzter Library app


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 encyclopedia

Access to Research

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Only available via a library computer.

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

Which Online

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Online edition of Which? magazine. Only available via a library computer.


Construction Skills Certification Scheme

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CSCS test is an online resource for construction industry candidates preparing for the CSCS Health, Safety and Environment Test. Register an account and track your progress.

Oxford English Dictionary

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

World Book Advanced

World Book Advanced

World Book Advanced provides access to reference articles from encyclopedias 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 encyclopedias, 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 850 ready reference titles from Credo including a DK Eyewitness collection, dictionaries, encyclopedias, 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 logo Issues 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 via a library computer.

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

Newsbank

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Access UK 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 Only available via a library computer

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 on a library computer.


British Newspaper Archive

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Access millions of fully searchable pages of British and Irish newspapers from 1703-2003 with the British Newspaper Archive (BNA), including local titles such as the Cheshire Observer, Congleton and Macclesfield Mercury, Crewe Guardian, and Winsford & Middlewich Guardian. The archive grows by more than 100,000 pages each month and currently includes 870,000 newspapers from the Victorian period; 56,000 printed during WW1 and 41,000 printed during WW2.

Visit your library to register for free and get unlimited access. BNA is only available to use via a library computer, but once registered you can access your saved searches from any device.

Newsbank – Access World News

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Access World News, enables you to search and read articles published in 11,000 UK and international newspapers and journals in the last 5 - 25 years (varies with different papers). Use at the library or remotely


  • 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

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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.