Reference and information resources
Need help with your homework project or
tracing your family history? Writing a business plan and need
market research? Or trying to find a newspaper article? Preparing
for your driving theory test online? We subscribe to a wide range
of online resources to help you.
Most of these will require you to log in with
your library barcode to get into the members' area.
Web Catalogue provides more links to reference resources on the
The National Archives
The National Archives is the UK government's official archive,
containing over 1,000 years of history including over 270,000,000
documents that are available on the UK Government Web Archive.
The web site includes:
- Guides, catalogues and indexes - whether you are looking for a
person, a place or a particular subject.
- Lesson plans and workshops for teachers and students.
- Online exhibitions on historical themes.
- An online museum of national treasures.
- Podcasts about news and popular topics.
- Updates to let you know when new material is available.
- Advice on how to use the National Archives in Kew.
Driving theory test
- Theory Test Pro - a
highly realistic online simulation of the UK's driving theory
Business and media
- Ask About Business -
fourteen library authorities in the North West supporting
businesses, job-hunters and consumers.
- COBRA - information and
research resource designed for business advisers and information
NewsBank — local and national newspapers from the UK and
around the world.
Reference sources in the library
Online services only available on computers in libraries:
- United Utilities - street and sewer plans
Number One Riverside
Email: Library Service