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Encyclopedias, dictionaries and other reference resources to help with study


General reference and homework help

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Access to Research

Free access to over 10 million academic and research journal articles (available only from computers and mobile devices within a West Berkshire library).

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A new, interactive way of learning.

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Britannica Online Library Edition

Full version of the world's most famous and respected multi-volume encyclopedia.

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Britannica Student Edition

For ages 11 to 16. Find a guide to using this edition on our YouTube channel.

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Britannica Junior Edition

For ages 5 to 11. Watch our introductory guide to this edition on our YouTube channel.

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Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (DNB)

The life stories of over 50,000 people who shaped the history of the British Isles throughout the ages.

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Oxford English Dictionary Online

Probably the most famous dictionary in the world.

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Who's Who

Biographical information on over 30,000 of the most influential people of today, as well as entries from previous versions of the book going back to 1897.

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