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Online reference resources at home

You can access these online resources at home or on any library computer for free - you just need your library card and pin. All links open in a new window -

  • Intellectual Property Office - The IPO can help provide the right type of protection for your creation or invention. The free website is full of information related to Intellectual Property.

    Access the Intellectual Property Office website 
  • Public Information Online - Public Information Online allows you to view UK Parliamentary, Scottish Parliamentary, Northern Ireland Assembly, Scottish Government publications and non parliamentary government publications in PDF format online.

    Access the Public Information Online 
  • COBRA Complete Business Reference Advisor - information for businesses, small firms and start-ups to help research business ideas and run businesses more effectively.

    Access the COBRA website

  • ProQuest UK Newsstand - Regional, national and international newspapers

    Access ProQuest UK Newsstand

  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography - 56,000 biographies of the people who shaped the history of the British Isles, from the Romans to the 21st century

    Access the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography 

  • Oxford English Dictionary - The definitive dictionary of the English language, containing more than 600,000 words

    Access the Oxford English Dictionary

  • Oxford Reference Online Premium - Reference books and dictionaries with subjects ranging from folklore to military history. Also bilingual dictionaries and thesauruses

    Access the Oxford Reference Online Premium

  • Oxford Music Online - Music research resource with over 57,000 articles written by over 6,000 scholars charting the diverse history and cultures of music around the globe

    Access Oxford Music Online

  • Oxford Bibliographies Online - Access the Victorian literature and British and Irish literature modules presenting thorough yet manageable lists of the most useful, influential and interesting works in a subject.

    Access the Oxford Bibliographies Online

  • Who's Who - A directory of living noteworthy and influential people in all walks of life, in the UK and worldwide

    Access Who's Who

  • Life in Great Britain - Learn, practice and revise for the British Citizenship Test

    Access Life in Great Britain 

  • Universal Skills package - A guide to basic computer skills, job searching, Universal Jobmatch and Universal Credit

    Access the Universal Skills package 

  • MyWork Search - A great tool for creating CV's and cover letters, plus searches multiple job listing sites all from one  place. Updates your Universal Jobmatch account automatically. You must create an account from a library PC but once registered you can access the service anywhere.

    Access MyWorkSearch 

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The reference library
Hull Culture & Leisure
Central Library
Albion Street

Tel: 01482 210 000
Text phone: 01482 300 349

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1 - 7.30pm (Learning Centre to close at 5pm)

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