We have trusted online reference works which you can search from home or work. All you need is your borrower number. If you aren't a library member, find out how to join
Who Else Writes Like? will suggest writers you can try.
This includes the Derby Telegraph from 31st March 2008
NewsBank Access UK and Ireland gives you the full text of over 300 newspapers, including 22 national and 13 regional titles. Each newspaper is fully searchable.
Infotrac newspapers and magazines lets you read the Derby Mercury from the 19th century and the Derby Daily Telegraph from 1879 to 1950, as well as over 100 other regional 19th century papers.
Try the trusted Encyclopedia Britannica.
You can choose the Encyclopaedia Britannica - Library Edition for complex enquiries or the Encyclopedia Britannica - Student Library Edition if you need less detail.
For basic information, the Encyclopedia Britannica - Junior Library Edition will answer your questions.
Search our range of well known Oxford University Press reference sources.
• Oxford Reference Online 100 general reference books.
• Oxford English Dictionary meanings for over half a million words.
• Oxford Dictionaries - help with style, usage, grammar and spelling, as well as online dictionaries
• Oxford Dictionary of National Biography information on over 55,000 lives.
• Oxford Art Online art enquiries.
• Oxford Music Online Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.
To search any of these resources, you need to enter DERBY plus your borrower number with no spaces in the library card number box on the home page of the resource. For example: DERBY12345678X.
Here is a list of authoritative websites you can trust to give you up to date information. They cover a range of popular subject areas.
NHS Choices is the UK’s biggest health website. It provides comprehensive health information services to help put you in control of your healthcare.
Fingertips has gathered together many public health indicators and generates local health profiles.
The first place you should always go is to the Working, Jobs and Pensions section of the government website. This is the portal to all government information. If you are looking for work, Universal Jobmatch enables you to search and apply for full or part-time jobs in Great Britain and abroad.
The National Careers Service provides careers advice and information on a wide range of jobs, training course resources and funding. It also has a CV builder and skills checker.
Search Do-it for over one million volunteering opportunities throughout the country.
Learn my way offers free online courses to:
• improve your English, reading, writing and computer skills
• learn how you can benefit from being online - shopping, job searching, banking, for example
• learn about government online services and forms which you have to access online
• enhance your leisure time
Go to the Business and Self Employed section of the government website. This is the portal to all government information.
Go to the Benefits section of the government website. This is the portal to all government information. Find out about benefit entitlement, how benefit payments are made and use benefit calculators.
The Citizens Advice website will answer all your consumer questions and give you advice you can trust.
The government Legislation website is the official home of UK legislation form 1267 to the present. The site is fully searchable.