Research and reference

View research and reference resources and websites.

*Available 24/7 from your computer, smartphone or tablet. You will need your library card number. If you are not a member of the library you can join online.

**Only available in libraries.


*Britannica Library

The world-famous encyclopaedia available in 3 editions:

*Oxford English Dictionary

The history of the English language and its usage.

*Oxford Reference

Over 300 reference works including dictionaries, quotations, thesauri, timelines, maps, flags and encyclopaedias.

*Dictionary of National Biography 

Information on over 60,000 people from around the world who have helped to shape Britain's past.

**Access to Research

Free access to published research from academic journals and conferences.

**London Gazette

Official, regulatory and legal information published every week day in the form of individual notices.

*Illustrated London News

The world's first illustrated weekly newspaper published from 1842.


Access to over 4,000 complete current editions of UK and worldwide newspapers and magazines.

*Times Digital Archive

Contains every issue of The Times published between 1785-2014. 

**The Times

Access to The Times and the Sunday Times newspapers. Available at Bognor Regis, Burgess Hill, Chichester, Crawley, East Grinstead, Haywards Heath, Horsham, Lancing, Littlehampton, Shoreham, Storrington and Worthing libraries.


Download eMagazines, such as Good Food, Ideal Home, Total Film and many more.

Useful websites

Last updated:
21 January 2021
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