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Merton Memories Merton Memories

Merton Memories website offers access to a unique collection of photographs charting the history of Merton over the past 150 years.

Ancestry online Ancestry online

ancestry library edition

Search for your ancestors on the library edition of Ancestry.com.

All the UK censuses from 1841 to 1901, plus births, marriages and deaths.

This search facility is only available in Merton's libraries.

Shakespeare Online Shakespeare Online

This unique online edition provides the perfect resource for the future of Shakespeare studies. The New Oxford Shakespeare Online comprises the Modern Critical Edition (with modern spelling), the Critical Reference Edition (with original spelling), and the Authorship Companion. 

  • Modern spelling for reading and study
  • A complete Shakespeare for students and teachers
  • Annotated with performance points and explanatory notes
  • Timelines and compilations of historical and modern critical responses

Online referenceOnline Reference

To access dictionaries, encyclopaedias, news archives and other online resources, log in first, then use the search boxes and links on this page.

These are available from any computer with Internet access, but you may have to enter your library card number and PIN when prompted. If you are not yet a member you can join online now.

Britannica Online

World famous encyclopaedia including a world atlas, timelines, comparative country data, international news feeds, and much more.

Britannica Junior

Britannica online for Juniors - Ages 5-11

Britannica Student

Britannica online for Students - Ages 12-18

Britannica adult

Britannica online for Adults - Ages 18+

Oxford Dictionaries

You will need to log in using your library card to each of the Oxford Dictionaries sites to have full access to these resources.

The OED is widely acknowledged to be the most authoritative and comprehensive dictionary of English in the world. It also traces the evolution of more than 600,000 words over the last 1,500 years through 2.5 million quotations.

 

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

The Oxford DNB contains 50,000 biographies of people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond, from the earliest times to the year 2004.

Oxford Dictionaries Pro

Oxford Dictionaries Pro - Oxford's innovative current English language resource. Here you will find a Dictionary, Thesaurus, Word Puzzles and Guidance & Tips on English Writing skills.     

Oxford music online

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

                                     

Oxford Language Dictionaries

Language dictionaries online provides you with authoritative, up-to-date translations of all the words and phrases you need, plus a wealth of tools and resources to help you learn and use language more effectively.

                                                               

 

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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Ziptales

Ziptales helps to make reading FUN!

The online library consists of over 550 interactive stories and activities with voice overs, animations, quizzes, games and more for children aged 4 - 12+ years.

Who Else Writes Like ... ? Who Else Writes Like ... ?

Who else writes like…? A reader's guide to fiction authors.

"I've read everything written by my favourite authors, what shall I read next?"

Sound familiar? Well this online resource helps answer that dilemma.

Who Next ...? Who Next ...?

Who Next…? A guide to children's authors.

An interactive online tool designed to help encourage children and young people to read more widely, by suggesting authors they might enjoy.

The most popular titles by each author are listed and the information is arranged in four age groups: 5-7, 8-11, 12-14 and 14+.