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Online Reference

To use a resource from the Online Reference Library, simply click on the relevant links below and it will load the resource in a new page. Type your 14 digit library card number found on the back of your Library card (or UNREG number), into the ‘Library Card Login’ box in the new window to access.

Oxford Reference

Oxford’s unparalleled collection of reference books covers the entire subject spectrum from accountancy to zoology. Over two hundred titles are available. As well as standard works of reference in the arts, humanities and sciences, many general interest titles are also included: dictionaries, including bi-lingual and visual dictionaries, encyclopaedias, books of quotations, companions to food and drink, names and places and many more. Search each title individually or cross reference the entire online database.

Oxford Language Dictionaries

Oxford Language Dictionaries for English, Spanish, French, German and Italian.


Grove Art

Grove Art offers users the ability to access and search the vast content of the newly redesigned Grove Art Online and the complete Oxford Art reference collection in one place. It features the latest in online technology and an extensive image library.

Grove Music

The most authoritative music reference source. Contains the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and the New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. Enhanced features unique to the online edition include regular updates and audio musical examples. Now also contains The Encyclopaedia of Popular Music.

Oxford Bibliographies

Developed cooperatively with scholars and librarians worldwide, Oxford Bibliographies offers exclusive, authoritative research guides across a variety of subject areas. Combining the best features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia, this cutting-edge resource directs researchers to the best available scholarship across a wide variety of subjects.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

An illustrated collection of 50,000 specially written biographies of the men and women who shaped all aspects of Britain’s past, from the fourth century BC to the year 2000. Compiled over a twelve year period by some 10,000 experts, who have produced a 60 volume, 60 million word reference work, and a website of over 100,000 pages. The online edition is updated annually.

Oxford Dictionary

The definitive English language reference dictionary.

19th Century British Newspapers

Search and find results in 19th Century British newspapers by newspaper, title, and article type. Find people, property, legal notices, and advertisements. Print, email, download, and save articles and page images. Explore bonus content: biographies, publication histories, timelines and more. Millions of articles from 49 London, national and regional newspapers from1800 – 1900. Over two million pages with thousands of illustrations, maps, tables and photographs.

Very Short Introductions

Discover a new topic or subject with these intelligent and serious introductions written by authors who are experts in their field.

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