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Wandsworth Libraries

Research

Reference resources

If you're a student or are doing some independent research, these reference tools can help you find what you need.

Access to research

Access a range of research papers and journals available to the public covering health, environment and more, exclusively on site at your local library. 

Credo reference

Browse a range of reference resources including encyclopedia, dictionaries, and a range of subject specific titles covering everything from art to accountancy, literature to law.

Britannica online

As a library member, you can access the adult, junior or student edition of Britannica Online for free.

BFI replay

BFI replay is a free archive of videos and TV programmes from the BFI National Archive. (Please note: this can only be accessed in the library.)

Oxford reference

Browse a range of Oxford's reference titles at your fingertips..
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Oxford English Dictionary

Access digital versions of Oxford's English language dictionary, thesaurus and usage guides.
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Oxford Dictionaries

Access digital versions of Oxford's foreign language dictionaries, thesaurus and usage guides.
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Oxford Bibliographies

 A route to the most accurate and reliable resources for a variety of academic topics. 
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Historical collections

Dive into the past with our range of historical archives and ancestry tools.

Ancestry

Wandsworth library members can access the UK's largest family history site for free. 
Please note: this can only be accessed in the library.

Find My Past

On this site, all library members can access records, including UK BMDs, Maritime BMDs, Merchant Navy Records, England & Wales censuses.

Whos' Who and Who Was Who

This website is home to thousands of biographies on significant British people past and present since 1897.  
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Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

A comprehensive collection of national biographical information.
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American National Biography Online

 Biographies of over 19,000 people who have shaped American history and culture. 

Find primary sources in our archives catalogue

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Newspaper archives

Whether you're studying or researching a topic you're interested in, find what you need with these digital newspaper records.

British Newspaper Archive

Explore over 200 years of history with these digital records. Only available free in the library when using one our public computers.

Pressreader

With this online tool, library members can get instant access to over 4000 newspapers from 100 countries in 60 languages.

The Times Digital Archive 1785 - 2013

 The Times of London is widely considered to be the world's 'newspaper of record'. The Times Digital Archive allows users to search over 200 years of this invaluable historical source. Type your library card number to log on; eg 5319009 

Discover Digital

Explore our large and growing collection of eBooks, eMagazines and eNewspapers, Audiobooks, and Music, available free with your library card. With hundreds of thousands of titles from all major publishers and authors, there is always something new to discover. 
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