Online resources

Access a world of information free through your library membership.

Many of the resources listed below are available anywhere just by logging in with your library card number (LDP********). Others are accessible in libraries, and you can also search the library catalogue​.

Resources accessible anywhere

Access UK and Ireland Newspapers​ - A collection of over 300 national and regional newspapers from the UK and Ireland including the Yorkshire Post and Yorkshire Evening Post. The database includes current and backdated copies of the papers.

Art Full Text (including Art Index Retrospective) - Index and full text articles on art and related topics.

Britannica - one of the world's most authoritative reference works
In library
At home

Britannica Junior - for ages 5 to 11
In library
At home

Britannica Student - for ages 12 to 18
In library
At home

British Way of Life​ - An easy to use programme for anyone new to the UK. Topics include visas, finding a job, staying safe, public transport and adult education.

COBRA - Complete Business Reference Advisor.

Credo Guides - free subject guides but no access to Credo Reference.

Credo Topics - free topic pages but no access to Credo Reference.

E-magazines - Zinio is the free e-magazine service offering access to a wide range of popular titles.

John Johnson Collection - an archive of printed ephemera.

Life in Britain - online study resource for citizenship tests.

Naxos Music Library - music available for online listening. Limited number of simultaneous users.

Nineteenth Century British Newspapers - explore over 2 million pages of nineteenth century British library.

Oxford Art Online - virtual art reference library.

Oxford Bibliographies - access to research guides on British and Irish Literature and Victorian Literature.

Oxford Dictionaries English - access a range of English language dictionaries​.

Oxford Dictionaries Spanish​ - explore the Spanish language.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography - specially written biographies of those who shaped Britain's past.

Oxford English Dictionary - the definitive English language reference dictionary.

Oxford Music Online - virtual music reference library.

Oxford Reference Online - collection of over 200 reference books now including Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

Road to IELTS - IELTS (International English Language Testing System) preparation and practise. Follow the link or download the Android or Apple tablet app.

Theory Test Pro - online simulation of the UK's driving theory tests.

Times Digital Archive - 200 years of the Times online. Limited number of simultaneous users.

Very Short Introductions - concise introductions to a diverse range of subjects.

Who's Who and Who was Who - noteworthy and influential people from all walks of life.

Yorkshire Archaeological Journal - view latest copies.

Resources accessible in libraries

All libraries unless indicated. Some resources require staff support.

Access to Research - access to academic articles on a wide range of subjects including art, architecture, business, engineering, history, languages, politics, philosophy, mathematics and the sciences. Please note not all articles shown are available to view under this scheme. Download the leaflet from the 'Documents' section for more information​.

Ancestry - billions of records for family history research. (Only accessible in libraries)​.

BFI Screenonline​ - Definitive guide to British film and TV history, with analysis, information and multimedia. Free access to film and TV clips. For best results please use Internet Explorer.

British Standards​ - Free access to British Standards for members of Leeds Libraries.

European Sources online - information on the EU and Europe. (Only accessible in libraries).

MINT - Company information database. Central Library only.

MPA catalogue of printed music - Music publications available in the UK. Central Library only.

Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society - browse issues back to 1839 (Only accessible in libraries).

Which? Extra online - consumer buying guides. (Only accessible in libraries which currently take the Which magazines).

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Access to Research A5 Flyer Nov 15https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Access to Research A5 Flyer Nov 15.pdf1113503pdf
Which?https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Which.pdf144317pdf

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