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Research resources: Dudley Libraries

Whether you're doing research for an essay or working on a passion project, find out about our reference resources below.

Journals and publications

Discover our large collection of academic journals and online publications. As a library member, you can access these resources for free at home or at your library.

Digital reference resources

Whatever topic you're interested in, you can access reliable information from a range of encyclopedias and dictionaries online.

Newspaper records

Interested in history? As a library member, you can access digital archives of newspapers, magazines and more.

Archive services

Each region has a unique offering within its archive department. Please enquire about archive services at your local library.

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Local and family history in Dudley

Want to take a trip down memory lane? Discover our local and family history resources and dive into the past.

Dudley library members can access the UK's largest family history site for free. (Please note: this can only be accessed in the library.)
Go to ancestrylibrary.com

Find My Past
On this site, all library members can access records, including UK BMDs, Maritime BMDs, Merchant Navy Records, England & Wales censuses.
Go to Findmypast.co.uk

Who's who and who was who?
This website is home to thousands of biographies and you can find information on significant British people past and present since 1897.
Go to UK ukwhoswho.com

Local Information Index
A valuable resource covering diverse subjects, people, and areas in Dudley across the centuries, the index assists in your historical research.
Explore the Local Information Index

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Spotlight: Skill Development

Go Citizen

This online study resource is license by the Home Office and can help you preparing and practice for the Life in the UK test.

Theory Test Pro

Pass your theory test first time! This online resource includes the full bank of official questions, Highway Code and hazard perception clips.

Career Active

This free resource for library members is full of brilliant tips and videos on CVs application forms and interviews.