General research and homework help
Encyclopedias, dictionaries and other reference resources to help with study
General reference and homework help
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).
A new, interactive way of learning.
Britannica Online Library Edition
Full version of the world's most famous and respected multi-volume encyclopedia.
Britannica Student Edition
For ages 11 to 16. Find a guide to using this edition on our YouTube channel.
Britannica Junior Edition
For ages 5 to 11. Watch our introductory guide to this edition on our YouTube channel.
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.
Oxford English Dictionary Online
Probably the most famous dictionary in the world.
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.