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Access to Research

Free access on site at your local Lincolnshire Library

Discover a world of published academic research.



Logo of Ancestry

Access to Ancestry (normally onsite at your local Lincolnshire Library) has been temporarily expanded, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry, so library card holders can access remotely from home.

To access remotely, please log into your library borrower account with your library card and PIN and click on the Ancestry link.

Access Ancestry onsite at a Lincolnshire Library or Lincolnshire Archives click here

  • Discover your family history
  • Build a family tree with the world's largest genealogy website
  • Search birth records, census data, obituaries and more
  • Access UK census records from 1841 to 1901, as well as birth, marriage and death records from the UK and the rest of Europe and the United States



British Newspapers

Free access on site at your local Lincolnshire Library

British Library Newspaper Archive contains runs of influential national and regional newspapers with a wide range of Lincolnshire historical papers.

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.



Junior Britannica (Age 5-11)

Free access on site & remotely (library card number required)

Britannica Online: Junior edition - Designed for children aged 5-11 years old Britannica Junior has lively and accessible information on a wide range of topics.

Student Britannica (Age 12-18)

Free access on site & remotely (library card number required)

Britannica Online: Student edition - Designed for secondary school students up to the age of 16 but useful foreveryone.

Free access on site & remotely (library card number required)

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.



Free access while within Lincolnshire Libraries & Archives to certain records including: UK BMDs (birth, marriage and death records), Maritime BMDs, Merchant Navy Records, England & Wales census records 1841-1911.

Lincolnshire’s access is through a partnership agreement only with Findmypast and therefore free access to selected records only.

Findmypast have temporarily allowed remote access to Lincolnshire library members whilst access to our library sites is limited. If you would like to access this resource remotely please email LincsLibrary.support@gll.org with your name and library card number.

To Access Findmypast onsite at a Lincolnshire Library or Lincolnshire Archives click here





Free access on site & remotely (library card number required)

Online resource for candidates preparing for the Life in the UK test or British citizenship test.



Free access on site at your local Lincolnshire Library.

Thousands of pictures & prints about daily life in Britain in the last 300 years.



Free access on site & remotely

Search thousands of records related to Lincolnshire's heritage and history

  • Over half a million images related to Lincolnshire available.
  • Access local Parish Records and trace your local ancestors
  • View Online exhibitions on many Lincolnshire topics 
  • Learning Packages – great for students and teachers




Free access on site & remotely. Users need to enter LIN before library card number

The lives of over 55,000 people who have shaped the British past over 2,500 years.



Free access on site & remotely. Users need to enter LIN before library card number

A definitive guide to the meaning, history and pronunciations of English words, the most authoritative and comprehensive dictionary of English in the world.




Free access on site & remotely. Users need to enter LIN before library card number


Oxford Reference Online

Free access on site & remotely. Users need to enter LIN before library card number

A vast online reference library combining in depth content offered by titles in the acclaimed Oxford Companions series with authoritative, quick reference coverage of the full subject spectrum.

  • Possible to search over one million entries across 25 subject areas
  • 'Timelines' link to events in 20th century




Free access on site & remotely (library card number required)

  • Theory Test Pro is a realistic online simulation of the UK's driving theory test
  • Contains the entire official test questions licensed from the Driving Standards Agency



Free access on site & remotely (library card number required)

Search through the complete digital edition of The Times (London). 1785-2014




Free online access to this service is available in the following libraries:

Bourne, Boston, Gainsborough, Grantham, Horncastle, Lincoln, Louth, Mablethorpe, Skegness, Sleaford, Spalding, Stamford.

Please ask staff to log you on to the service.

Reviews and money saving advice on a wide range of products and services.




Free access on site & remotely. Users need to enter LIN before library card number

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




Free Access from your local Lincolnshire library.

World War One Centenary Archive: Official documents relating to WW1 from 1914 to 1918.



Contact

If you have any queries relating to Online Resources, please contact:

Email: LincsLibrary.support@gll.org