This is the online version of the famous encyclopaedia. With a world atlas, timelines, comparative country data, international news feeds, and much more. There are sections for students and children.
Credo is a giant online reference library that provides you with access to a selection of 504 reference books.
It includes encyclopaedias, dictionaries, thesauri and books of quotations, not to mention a range of subject-specific titles covering everything from art to accountancy and literature to law.
The Times archive
Search printed ephemera
This collection provides access to thousands of items selected from the John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera, offering unique insights into the changing nature of everyday life in Britain in the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Categories include Nineteenth-Century Entertainment, the Booktrade, Popular Prints, Crimes, Murders and Executions, and Advertising.
A comprehensive reference source addressing contemporary social issues. With sixty topics to choose from, Issues Online provides a wide range of information including: articles with news and views on each topic, key facts, key statistics, lobby group links, newspaper archives, reference sites, research guides plus assignment/debate suggestions. There are a variety of opinions available on each topic.
An online service developed to provide national and regional news, combining the most popular British newspaper titles in one database. It contains 115 newspapers and magazines falling under three categories national newspapers, regional newspapers and magazines. NewsUK is easy to use and you can search across the 115 news titles for information on a person, a headline, a place, or get a broad range of views on a particular news story and find information on local and national events.