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Britannica Online: Adult edition - Provides a wide range of information from a reliable and authoritative source. In-depth coverage provides the full text of over 75,000 articles and news headlines. Vivid graphics and sound bring many of the articles to life.

Britannica Online: Junior edition - Designed for children aged 5-10 years old Britannica Junior has lively and accessible information on a wide range of topics.

Britannica Online: Student edition - Designed for secondary school students up to the age of 16 but useful for everyone. Provides access to more than 15,000 articles.

The British Way of Life - The British Way of Life is an easy to use, comprehensive program to help new arrivals understand the British way of life

Career Active - Stand out from the Crowd with Career Active. A free resource for library members, with brilliant tips and videos on CVs application forms and interviews. You can also use it to search for jobs.

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CISCO Networking Academy - Want to update your digital skills? Or thinking about a career in IT? Bromley Libraries have teamed up with Cisco Networking Academy to offer 8 introductory online IT e-courses entirely free of charge. More information can be found here or at the links below.* Please note: Some courses are not available on library computers as they require downloading of software.

  • Get Connected: Introduces you to basic computer and Internet navigation skills. [Beginner, 30+ hours]
  • Introduction to the Internet of Things (IoT): Provides an overview of key concepts and challenges related to digital transformation [Beginner, 20+ hours] *
  • Introduction to Cybersecurity: Explore the broad topic of cybersecurity in a way that matters to you. [Beginner, 15+ hours]/li>
  • Introduction to Packet Tracer: A course designed for beginners with no prior networking knowledge to understand the basics of this network simulation tool [Beginner, 10+ hours] *
  • Cybersecurity Essentials: Continues from Introduction to Cybersecurity; develops foundational understanding of cybersecurity and how it relates to information and network security. [Intermediate, 30* hours]*
  • Entrepreneurship: Uses interactive, online case studies to show how to apply network technology skills to start a business or advance your career. [Intermediate, 15+ hours]
  • NDG Linux Unhatched: Linux for Beginners: a short course covering the basics of Linux software installation and configuration, and introducing the Linux command line. [Beginner, 8+ hours]
  • NDG Linux Essentials: An intermediate Linux course designed for learners who are beginning to build their Linux knowledge for a career in IT. [Intermediate, 70+ hours]
  • Cisco recommends the use of Firefox or Chrome browsers and stores data in the US and in other countries. To find out more, read their privacy statement.


Cobra – The Complete Business Reference Adviser - Information on how to start and run a business, write a business plan and find grants etc. Available at home via your library card or within Bromley Libraries.

Go Citizen - Online study resource licensed from the Home Office for anyone preparing for the Life in the UK test.

Issues Online - Useful articles summarising over sixty topics for school projects and general interest giving key facts, key statistics, lobby group links, newspaper archives, reference sites and research guides.

John Johnson Collection – Thousands of pictures & prints about daily life in Britain in the last 300 years.

Life in Great Britain - Help and guidance on the UK Citizenship test.

Newsbank - This authoritative searchable news database gives access to The Times and Telegraph as well as local and regional newspapers and special reports. NewsBank provides a comprehensive collection of reliable news sources covering a wide array of topics and issues.

Oxford Reference - A range of Oxford’s reference titles searchable via a single search.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography - Biographies of the people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond.

Oxford Dictionaries - Oxford's English language dictionary, thesaurus and usage guides.

Oxford English Dictionary - Guide to the meaning, history and pronunciation of 600,000 words past and present.

PressReader - Offering instant access to over 4000 newspapers from 100 countries in 60 languages. Sign in under “Library or Group”, choose Bromley Library from the listing and then enter your library membership number.

Theory Test Pro: Pass your theory test first time! Includes (licensed from the DSA), the full bank of official questions, Highway Code and hazard perception clips.

The Times Digital Archive - The Times from 1785 to 2009

Universal Skills - everything you need to know about Universal Credit processes and payments, Universal Job match and Basic IT skills. A quick guide to using Universal skills: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYLpp-WboJ8

Who's Next - When children ask: “Who can I read next?” or “Who writes like my favourite 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.

Who's who - Information on significant British people past and present since 1897.

Which? - Test reports and other consumer news and information. Available by visiting any Bromley Library, please ask staff for access.