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Encyclopaedia Britannica Encyclopaedia Britannica

The world famous encyclopaedia available in 3 versions.

Britannica junior

The Britannica Junior website is suitable for ages 5-11.

Britannica student

The Britannica Student website is suitable for ages 12-18

Britannica online

The main Encyclopaedia Britannica website, aimed at the 18+ age group

Life in Great Britain Life in Great Britain

Life in Great Britain

Life in great britain

Prepare for the Life in the UK Test with practice and revision questions and answers.

Theory Test Pro Theory Test Pro

Theory test pro

Driving Theory Test Pro

If you are learning to drive a car, motor bike, passenger vehicle or heavy goods vehicle, Theory Test Pro is a highly realistic online 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.

All this material is licensed from the Driving Standards Agency (the people who set the test). It's free to use, but you do need to register so sign up and have a practice (you will need a Barking and Dagenham library card an email address and registration on the site is required).

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Credo Reference

Credo reference

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.

Oxford English Dictionary online Oxford English Dictionary online

You can login to the OED with your library card.




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Oxford Art Online

The most comprehensive online reference resource for all aspects of the visual arts worldwide from prehistory to the present day.



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Oxford Music Online

Instant access to the world's premier authority on all aspects of music.




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Oxford Dictionary of National Biography


50,000 biographies of people who shaped history.

You are required to add an additional 'TH' prefix to your login


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Oxford Reference Online

Oxford Reference Online

Oxford Reference Online: Premium Collection is a vast online reference library of over 212 titles available 24x7. It combines in-depth content offered by titles in the acclaimed Oxford Companions series with authoritative, quick-reference coverage of the full subject range.

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Justis Online Legal Library



Search for case law documents, legislation and articles.

This service is only accessible at your local Idea Store or library


Justcite Legal Search Engine



Cross-reference case law, legislation and journal articles.

This service is only accessible at your local Idea Store or library

Issues Issues


Issues Online

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.

Know UK Know UK





KnowUK is the ultimate online library of UK information, with over 128 reference books and information resources.