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BorrowBox eAudiobooks and eBooks

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You can enjoy the best collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks on your mobile devices via the BorrowBox appBorrowBox library app.

To get the app, install BorrowBox on your Apple iOS or Android device from the App store or Google play store.

To start borrowing immediately, select Cheshire East and Cheshire West libraries within the app and enter your library card number and PIN/Password. It's that simple, just browse, borrow and download bestselling titles today.

You can loan up to 5 eBooks and 5 eAudiobooks at any one time and place holds on items that are out on loan.


Libby

Libby

Enjoy over 3000 popular magazine titles with Libby Download the Libby app, find your library and enter your library card number to get started, or you can use the service online Libby.


Project Gutenberg

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


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.

Britannica Library

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Award-winning, trusted resource customised into three different levels - Junior, Student and Adult. Easy to use and great for helping with homework, study and research. Includes articles, maps and a wide range of multimedia. Encyclopedia Britannica.


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.

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.


Britannica Library

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Award-winning, trusted resource customised into three different levels - Junior, Student and Adult. Easy to use and great for helping with homework, study and research. Includes articles, maps and a wide range of multimedia. Encyclopedia Britannica.


Additional Resources

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

Ancestry

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Ancestry 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 UK and Ireland News

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Newsbank – Access UK and Ireland 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

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.