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Online Reference Library

Available in the Library and at home

Darlington Library members can enjoy the benefits of FREE access to the following online Information sources from home even when the libraries are closed.

To use a resource, click on the icon and at the 'Library Card Login' type your 10 character Library Card Number into the box

Library membership is free

BBC Bitesize Functional Skills (16+)

English and maths learning resources for students of Functional Skills.

 

NewsBank

holds current and archive editions of all UK national and regional newspapers and selected business journals.

Darlington Centre for Local Studies Resources

See some of the local history resources that are available in the Darlington Centre for Local Studies at Darlington Library

Theory Test Pro in partnership with Darlington Library

Theory Test Pro for Libraries

FREE Unlimited access to all the official test questions from the DVSA (email address required)

Includes:

  • Online version of the Highway Code
  • Realistic hazard perception video simulations
  • Access to test banks for car, motorcycle, PCV and HGV catagories
  • Machine translation in over 40 different languages
  • Speech-enabled tests, so you can listen to questions
Universal Skills
Universal Skills

An easy to use step by step guide to: Universal Jobmatch, Employability and Job Skills and Universal Credit. Also help with Basic Computer Skills, CV Writing, Interview Techniques and much more

GoCitizen.co.uk
GoCitizen.co.uk

An online study resource for candidates preparing for the Life in the UK test or British citizenship test.

Road to IELTS

International English Language Testing System - preparation and practice Reading, writing, speaking and listening to English, includes test questions

Transparent Language Online

Use your library card to sign up to Transparent Language Online and start learning a new language online today. From Afrikaans to Zulu, choose from over a hundred languages to improve your language skills for business or pleasure.

ArtistWorks for Libraries

Use your library card to get FREE online music & art lessons with our new service ArtistWorks For Libraries courtesy of The Corner Bequest.

Oxford music online
Oxford Music Online

Charts the history and culture of music and musicians from around the world

Oxford Art online
Oxford Art Online

The authority on all aspects of the visual art from prehistory to the present day.

Oxford English Dictionary
Oxford English Dictionary

The definitive record of the English language

Oxford Dictionaries Pro
Oxford Dictionaries Pro

A one stop resource for practical help with using today’s English in work, studies, school and leisure

Oxford reference
Oxford Reference Online

A vast collection of subject dictionaries and encyclopedias offering millions of facts and definitions

Dictionary of National Biography
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Over 60,000 biographies, 72 million words, 11,000 portraits of significant, influential or notorious figures who shaped British history

Online Reference Library

Available within Darlington Libraries only

Academic Journals Academic Journals

Discover a world of published academic research at your local library.

Access to Research gives free, walk-in access to over 15million academic articles in participating public libraries across the UK. Students and independent researchers can now access many of the world’s best academic papers from leading publishers who have made their journal content available for free. Start now by viewing which articles and journals are available from home, then find a participating library where you can view the full text.

Product reviews and expert advice Product reviews and expert advice
 

Compare reviews with impartial and expert advice on 1000's of tested products with Which? Online and Which? Digital Magazines

Ask a member of Library Staff for login details

(Printed Which? publications are available to view in the Reference Library at Darlington Library, Crown Street )

Genealogy Research - available within Darlington Centre for Local Studies Genealogy Research - available within Darlington Centre for Local Studies

Ancestry.co.uk | Library Edition

Ancestry

Ancestry Library Edition brings the world’s most popular online genealogy resource to your library.

Find My Past UK

findmypast.co.uk

Trace your ancestry and build a family tree by researching extensive birth records, census data, obituaries and more with Findmypast.
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Who Else Writes Like...? Who Else Writes Like...?

Answers the perennial question "I've read all the books by my favourite authors, who shall I read next?"

 Click on the logo to visit the website, use your library membership number to log in.

 

Who Next...? Who Next...?

When children ask: “Who can I read next?” or “Who writes like my favorite author?”, the answers are here in Who Next…? Writers of children’s fiction are listed with suggestions of other authors who write in a similar way, together with key book and series titles.

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