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External links are selected and reviewed when the page is published. However, Bexley Libraries are not responsible for the content of external websites. This is because:

1) Bexley Libraries do not produce them or maintain/update them

2) Bexley Libraries cannot change them

3) They can be changed without Bexley Libraries knowledge or agreement


Some of our external links may be to websites which also offer commercial services, such as online purchases. The inclusion of a link to an external website from the Bexley Library website should not be understood to be an endorsement of that website or the site's owners (or their products/services).


Useful Web Links

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News and General Interest
Videos and Broadcasters
Staying in Touch
Library Services and Books
Parents, Families and Children
Computers and the Internet
Main Government website for Public Information
Job-searching
Websites to help with Volunteering Opportunities
Scams and Staying Safe Online
Money and Finance
Welfare and Benefits including Universal Credit
Health Websites
Citizens' Advice Bureau and Consumer Advice Sites
Cooking and Gardening
Sport, Leisure and Entertainment
Other Useful Links
Staff Interest


News and General Interest:-

www.onlinenewspapers.com

The online newspaper directory for the world.

www.bbc.co.uk/news

The BBC's main news page.

http://www.earthcam.com/

View the world via webcams across the globe.

http://www.wikipedia.org/

The free encyclopaedia that anyone can edit.


Videos and Broadcasters:-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer

Catch up with BBC programmes online.

https://www.youtube.com/

The main website for videos, music, sport, games, education, films and more.

https://www.itv.com/itvplayer/

Your favourite ITV programmes on demand.

http://www.channel4.com/on-demand

On-demand television from Channel 4.

http://radiostationworld.com

A directory of radio stations from around the world, including those that stream programmes direct to your PC.


Staying in touch:-

www.facebook.com

Facebook helps you connect and share with the people in your life.

www.twitter.com

Online social networking tool using messages of 140 characters or less.

www.blogger.com

Free weblog publishing tool from Google, for sharing text, photos and video.

www.skype.com

Stay in touch with your family and friends for free on Skype.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation

This guide explains the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to help organisations comply with its requirements.


Library services and books:-

//arena.yourlondonlibrary.net/web/bexley/ereference

The website for online resources from Bexley Libraries, all you need is your library ticket number to get started.

www.bookmarkyourlibrary.org.uk

Your local library offers so much more than books – look here to find out more.

www.goodreads.com

Book reviews, recommendations and discussion.

www.fantasticfiction.com

Bibliographies for over 40,000 authors.


Parents, families and children:-

www.mumsnet.com

Networking website for mothers.

www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies

Aimed at pre-school children who can learn as they play.

www.thinkuknow.co.uk

Find out how to stay safe online.


Computers and the Internet:-

http://www.learnmyway.com/learn-more/online-forms

This short online course will help you get to grips with online forms, as well as giving you the chance to complete some example forms.

https://www.youtube.com/user/UKonlinecentresvideo

Introductory YouTube videos from Learn My Way on using the internet.

http://digitalunite.com/sample-online-form

Use this to practice submitting an online form.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/guides/about-cookies

Making the most of being online.

http://www.learnmyway.com/

Online learning made easy.

http://digitalunite.com/

Whether you're an independent learner or a Digital Champion look here for everything you need to improve your computer skills and boost your digital confidence.

https://mcmw.abilitynet.org.uk/

The many ways you can make your keyboard and mouse, Windows, the internet and your favourite applications suit you and your needs.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility/

Provides accessibility help, enabling computer users to make the most of the internet whatever their ability or disability.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AFdllG9U58&feature=youtu.be

Government video on Assisted Digital services.


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Main Government website for Public Information:-

https://www.gov.uk/

The best place to find government services and information.

https://www.gov.uk/tour

Quick video and guide to the www.gov.uk website.

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/

The official record of the government, including information on Awards, Insolvency and Published Wills.


Job-searching:-

https://www.gov.uk/find-a-job

Find a job using Universal Jobmatch

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

Careers advice: open a free Lifelong Learning Account to store information and your own CV


Websites to help with Volunteering Opportunities:-

https://do-it.org/#/

A place to find varied volunteering opportunities.

https://www.ncvo.org.uk

Advice for people who wish to volunteer.


Scams and Staying Safe Online:-

https://www.learnmyway.com/subjects/online-safety

Learn My Way guide to staying safe online.

http://www.which.co.uk/consumer-rights/action/how-to-spot-a-scam

Videos and handy tips on how to spot a scam.

https://www.which.co.uk/reviews/antivirus-software-packages/article/ransomware-what-it-is-and-how-to-stop-it

Help and advice on ransomeare, the malware that can lock your computer and demand payment.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/taxman-warns-against-rebate-phishing-scams

HMRC warns against rebate phishing scams.


Money and Finance:-

www.moneysupermarket.com

Consumer site for financial products and advice.

https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en

Free and impartial money advice, set up by government.

http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/

Financial advice website founded and edited by Martin Lewis.

www.gov.uk/browse/working/workplace-personal-pensions

Government information on workplace and personal pensions.

https://www.gov.uk/apply-online-for-student-finance

Apply online for help with finance for tuition fee loans, maintenance loans and maintenance grants.


Welfare and Benefits including Universal Credit:-

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/

Information on benefits and tax credits from the Citizens Advice Bureau.

www.gov.uk/browse/benefits

Government website about entitlement and general information on benefits.

https://www.gov.uk/child-benefit   

Child Benefit information.

http://ucpp.dwp.gov.uk/universal-credit-preparation/

How to get ready for the Universal Credit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7GUu7Xa7Nw&list=WL&index=7

Video on the Universal Credit from the Department of Work and Pensions.

www.turn2us.org.uk

Helps people in financial hardship access benefits, grants and support.


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Health Websites:-

www.nhs.uk

Information on NHS services, health conditions, care and support and how to live well (with built-in Google Translate to convert to over 50 languages)

http://www.learnmyway.com/what-next/health

How the internet can help you keep healthy.


Citizens' Advice Bureau and Consumer Advice Sites:-

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/

Free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities.

https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en

Free and impartial money advice, set up by government.


Cooking and Gardening:-

www.deliaonline.com

The Delia Online Cookery School website.

www.bakingmad.com

Baking tips and recipes.

www.bbcgoodfood.com

Thousands of online recipes for all occasions.

www.gardenersworld.com

From the Gardeners' World team.

www.rhs.org.uk/gardening

Sharing the best in gardening.


Sport, Leisure and Entertainment:-

www.bbc.co.uk/sport

All the sports news and results from the BBC.

www.imdb.com

Interested in films, television programmes or videogames? This online directory will give you all the facts.


Other Useful Links:-

http://www.ancestry.co.uk/

Genealogy and family history with access to 1 billion searchable family records.

//maps.google.co.uk

Popular street map, satellite image and directions website.

http://www.fsb.org.uk/

Organisation that campaigns for the interests of the self-employed and the owners of small firms.

www.nationalrail.co.uk

Up-to-date train time and ticket information so you can plan your journey.


Staff Interest:-

https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-data-protection/

A guide for those who have day-to-day responsibility for data protection.

https://www.gov.uk/data-protection/the-data-protection-act/

Government website for data protection.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/multi-sector-research/cmr

Ofcom's annual statistical survey of developments in the communications sector, also quartely updates setting out the latest public facts and figures.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-digital-strategy

This strategy sets out how government will redesign its digital services.


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