eReference

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Need help with your homework, study or research? Let CultureNL Libraries and eLibrary come to the rescue.  You are only a mouse click away from accessing a huge database of quality-assured, free, online reference books.

Find trusted, reliable information in the library or at home, for free.  You can log in to most of the e-reference books from home, 24/7, using your library card number.  If you are not a member, find out how to join online.

 

» OpenLearn

Get access to over 800 free courses, spread across a variety of subject areas, through the Open University’s OpenLearn website.

» NHS Inform

Health information you can trust.

» ScotGov eBooks

Access the Scottish Government’s collection of eBooks.

» Wikipedia – The Free Encyclopedia

A crowd-source free online encyclopedia containing information on a massive range of topics. Excellent for homework or general reference use. Always check the source information for accuracy.

» Go Citizen

Everything you need to help prepare for Life in the UK Test towards gaining a British citizenship. Test questions can be translated into 40 different languages and speech-enabled.

Signing up: you must first register with your e-mail address, name and a password, which you need to use every time to log in.

» Oxford Bibliographies

Developed cooperatively with scholars and librarians worldwide, this offers exclusive, authoritative research guides. Combining an annotated bibliography and an encyclopedia, this resource guides researchers to the best available scholarship across a wide variety of subjects.

» Oxford Dictionaries

An extensive contemporary resource for learning and using English correctly. It includes dictionaries, thesaurus, and expert advice on grammar, spelling, punctuation, and usage. Specialist guides to legal and technical writing are also incorporated.

» Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Lists remarkable people from around the world who shaped all aspects of Britain’s past from the Romans to the 21st Century. As well as searching by name you can search by place to find out who was born, lived or died where you live and so on.

» Oxford English Dictionary

This is an excellent guide to the meaning, pronunciation and history of any word, and also its origins.

» Oxford Reference

Discover the breadth of Oxford Reference’s publishing by learning more about the titles and experts behind each distinct discipline.

» Theory Test Pro

Everything you need to practice your driving theory tests for cars, motorcycles, large goods vehicles, and passenger carrying vehicles.

» Very Short Introductions

Discover a new topic or subject with these short introductions, combining facts, analysis and new ideas and written by authors who are experts in their field.

» Access to Research

Discover a world of published academic research in journals and papers. Get in-depth information on topics including art, architecture, business, engineering, history, language, politics, philosophy, mathematics and the sciences. This resource is ideal for small businesses, researchers and students, amongst others.

Please note you can only access the membership area of this website by purchasing your own membership or visiting one of CultureNL’s libraries.

» Ancestry

Search your family history on the world’s largest genealogy website. You can search births, deaths and marriages, censuses, wills, military records, immigration records and more.

Please note you can only access the membership area of this website by purchasing your own membership or visiting one of CultureNL’s libraries.

» Which?

This is a consumer online magazine with test results, recommendations and advice.

Please note you can only access the membership area of this website by purchasing your own membership or visiting one of our LogintoLean centres in  Motherwell, Coatbridge, Cumbernauld or Wishaw library.