Members of Newcastle Libraries have exclusive access to the quality reference resources below. Perfect for research, school work, investigating your family history and much more.  

To gain access to the links below, log in with your library card number and PIN using the box on the right of this page.
Britannica Online Britannica Online

Use Encyclopedia Britannica Online to search thousands of articles from respected magazines and journals rich in pictures, videos and animations. There are versions of the encyclopedia tailored for adults, students aged 12 to 18 and children aged 5 to 11. It's the perfect place for all levels of research, including those tough homework questions!

British Newspaper Archive British Newspaper Archive

British Newspaper Archive

British Newspaper Archive can be only accessed directly from any Newcastle Libraries public computers.

Theory Test Pro Theory Test Pro
Theory Test Pro

Theory Test Pro is a highly realistic online simulation of the UK's driving theory tests for all vehicle categories. It contains all the official test questions licensed from the Driving Standards Agency (the DSA), the people that set the tests. You will need to create a free account for you to save and re-visit your practice test progress. To create an account you will need an email address.

Times Digital Archive Times Digital Archive

Times Digital Archive

Times Digital Archive Search through the complete digital edition of The Times from 1785 - now available to 2009 - to retrieve either a specific article or a complete page. The entire newspaper is captured, with all articles, advertisements and illustrations and photos.

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Nineteenth Century Newspapers Nineteenth Century Newspapers

Nineteenth Century Newspapers

Nineteenth Century Newspapers The Nineteenth Century Newspapers database includes three northern titles; The Newcastle Courant, The Northern Liberator and the Northern Echo. It also includes a range of regional and national titles, for example, The Illustrated Police News. If you are interested in family history or general historical research we think you will find this database useful.

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Oxford Dictionaries Oxford Dictionaries

Oxford Dictionaries is your destination whenever you need language guidance: every time you need to know the meaning or pronunciation of a word, how to translate it into another language, or whether you?re using it correctly. It?s your first point of reference and your guide to the language of today.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Contains the biographies of deceased people who helped shape British history. There are also links to related articles on external resources such as the National Portrait Gallery.

Oxford English Dictionary Oxford English Dictionary
Oxford English Dictionary

Oxford English Dictionary The Oxford English Dictionary provides authoritative definitions of over 500,000 words including etymological analysis and pronunciation.

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Oxford Reference Online Oxford Reference Online
Oxford Reference Online

Oxford Reference Online Oxford Reference Online brings together language and subject reference works from one of the world's biggest and most trusted reference publishers.

Oxford Art Online Oxford Art Online
Oxford Art Online

Oxford Art Online Search the content of Grove Art Online and other Oxford art reference resources in one place. 

Oxford Music Online Oxford Music Online

Oxford Music Online Oxford Music Online provides biographical information on classical and modern musicians from Amadeus Mozart to Aphex Twin. There are also articles on composers, conductors, instruments and notation. 

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The British Way of Life The British Way of Life

Life in Great Britain is an online reource that helps those preparing for the 'Life in the UK' citizenship test. It is easy to use and featues practice tests which simulate the Test 'experience' with 25 questions and a 45 minute timer and speech.

Universal Skills Universal Skills

The software covers an awareness of Universal Jobmatch, Employability Skills and Universal Credit.  The resource is very easy to navigate and and includes audio if required.  The resource has a book mark function so will remember what has already been viewed, and supports users who aren't confident currently with IT.