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Access to Research

Access to Research gives free, walk-in access to over 15million academic articles in participating public libraries across the UK.
Students and independent researchers can now access many of the world’s best academic papers from leading publishers who have made their journal content available for free. Start now by viewing which
articles and journals are available from home, then find a participating library where you can view the full text.

Which? Online and Which? Local

The Which? Magazine is now available as an online resource from Waltham Forest Libraries.  Please visit your local library as this resource can only be accessed from within Waltham Forest Libraries.

Which? is an independent charity, focused on providing unbiased consumer advice. Products such as televisions, fridges and mobile phones are tested and rated. Which? Online and Which? Local are available in all our libraries, just ask a member of staff to log you on.

Encyclopaedia Britannica

The world famous encyclopaedia is now available in three editions:




Credo Reference

 An easy to use tool for research projects and homework.

A giant online collection that searches hundreds of encyclopaedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations and subject specific titles as well as 200,000+ images and audio files and nearly 100 videos.

Issues Online

A comprehensive reference source addressing contemporary social issues. With more than 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 and glossaries. Why spend hours trawling the web when Issues Online provides articles, statistics and links at your fingertips.

Oxford Reference Online

Contains over 170 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press. It is a fully-indexed, cross-searchable database of these books, giving subscribers unprecedented access to a comprehensive information resource.


Oxford English Dictionary

The definitive dictionary of the English Language. It also traces the evolution of more than 600,000 words over the last 1,500 years through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of sources: from classic literature and periodicals to film scripts and pop songs.


Oxford Language Dictionaries

The Oxford Language Dictionaries Online covers Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish. This resource contains fully searchable, comprehensive bilingual dictionaries together with study materials. The Oxford Language Web, a new feature offers translations in 13 languages including Arabic, Polish, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean and Thai.

 Oxford Islamic Studies

This comprehensive reference centre provides information on the history, peoples, beliefs, individuals and cultures that constitute the world of Islam.




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