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

Newsbank - Offering instant access to newspapers. Sign in using your library card number.

Download ebooks and audio books for free.

Freegal allows downloading and streaming of music. Login using your Library card number and PIN.

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

GoCitizen is an online study resource licensed from the Home Office for anyone preparing for the Life in the UK test.

A great resource to discover new authors!

A range of digital magazines available for free. Register via the mobile app [RBdigital app] using your Library card number and PIN. Or you can register via the webpage.

The Complete Business Reference Adviser. A comprehensive and continually updated encyclopedia and reference resource.

Oxford Reference online. Login with your Library Card number

Oxford English Dictionary. Login with your Library Card number.

Oxford Dictionaries (English and Spanish). Login with your Library Card number.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Login with your Library Card number

Who's Who and Who was Who. Login with your Library Card number

Very Short Introductions. Login with your Library Card number.

American National Biography Online. Login with your card number

An encyclopedia designed for children aged 5-11 years. Britannica Junior has accessible information on a wide range of topics and includes pictures and sound. Articles can be printed out to help with homework projects.

A reference designed for secondary school students, but useful for everyone. Provides access to more than 15,000 encyclopedia articles that are lively and fun to read.

Gives a wide range of information from a reliable and authoritative source. The 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.

Only available when using a Dudley Libraries/Archives PC. Explore over 200 years of history! Important: all users must register on the site. Click on the 'register button' at the top of the main page and enter your details to unlock access to the full site. You will also be able to save your searches and bookmark pages.

  • - Access to this resource has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry. In order to access this you will need to login to your Library account.
  • - Contains the most comprehensive collection of UK, US and international historical records available in one database.
  • - Most comprehensive online genealogical database available.
  • - Over 4 billion names in over 4000 collections.

Our webpage with information about access to research journals, including patents,and legal opinions.