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.

*Encyclopaedia Britannica

The world famous encyclopaedia available in 3 editions:

*Oxford English Dictionary

The history of the English language and its usage.

*Oxford Dictionaries

Dictionaries and thesauruses, expert advice on style, usage, grammar and spelling. Plus specialist guides for legal and technical writing.

*Oxford Reference

Over 100 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.

*Issues Online

Provides a wide range of information on contemporary social issues, such as alcoholism, discrimination and euthanasia.

**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.

*European Newsstream

Search for articles from current British national and regional newspapers, many with back copies to the 1990s and earlier. This resource will no longer be available from 1 April 2018.

*Times Digital Archive

Contains every issue of The Times published between 1785 and 2012. 

**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:
28 February 2018

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