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Online subscriptions - free access


Online subscriptions - free access


Family history - online subscriptions

Ancestry – in library only

Holds information on international family history resources including UK census, birth, marriage and death records, telephone directories and newspapers.

Find My Past Community Edition - in library only

Holds over 750 million records, including census records 1841 to 1911, births, marriages and deaths, migration records and passenger lists 1793 to 1960, military records and probate index records.

The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names

Containing entries for more than 45,000 English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, Cornish, and immigrant surnames, the dictionary is the ultimate reference work on family names of the UK.

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At home

You will need to login to our online reference library  before accessing this information.


News and news archive - online subscriptions

PressReader

Read a range of newspapers and magazines online including today’s Guardian, Telegraph and Daily Mail, Vogue, Empire, Focus, Gardener’s World, Closer and thousands of others.

Access in a library without logging on or at home on your mobile or via the PressReader website.

Find out how to use PressReader outside of the library.

Times Digital Archive and Sunday Times Digital Archive

Search the full text of articles, adverts, birth and death notices and images in the Times newspaper from 1785 to 2006. Also search The Sunday Times from 1822 to 2006 for news about the greatest crimes, careers and culture of the last 180 years.

Accessible in a Library and at home (you need your Library card number and PIN to log in).

Illustrated London News

Contains 250,000 pages and 750,000 illustrations covering world events such as the Boer war and domestic celebrations including the Great Exhibition of 1851. Highlights include reports by Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy and Agatha Christie.

Accessible in a Library and at home (you need your Library card number and PIN to log in).


Citizenship - online subscriptions

Go Citizen

For people preparing for the Life in the UK or British citizenship tests. Includes online study materials from the Home Office and practice test questions.

You will be asked to register an email address and set up a password when you use this site in the library, in order to access content for free through East Sussex library services.

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You will need to login to our online reference library before accessing this information.


Driving theory practice - online subscription

Theory Test Pro

Online simulation for learner drivers to practice for the UK’s driving theory test.

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You will need to login to our online reference library before accessing this information.


Reference and encyclopedia - online subscriptions

Britannica encyclopedia

Full access to the online encyclopedia for children, students and adults. Browse the history timeline, magazine articles, atlases, videos and links to other websites.

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Oxford English Dictionary

All the words you could possible want in one place, with changes in meaning and the development of English over the centuries and quotes from literature, magazines, films and pop songs. Includes crossword solver.

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Oxford Dictionaries - in library only

Quick-search access to definitions of words and phrases in English and Spanish with expert guidance on style, usage, grammar, and spelling.

Oxford Reference Online

Search a wide range of Oxford reference books for in-depth information on every subject from art to zoology. Also includes English dictionaries and bilingual dictionaries, timelines, images, maps and flags.

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Oxford Art Online

More than 45,000 articles on visual arts worldwide, from prehistory to the present day, including paintings, drawings, sculpture, jewellery and interior design. Includes ‘Grove dictionary of art’ and ‘Benezit dictionary of artists’.

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Oxford Music Online

Worldwide music, with more than 45,000 articles on people and places, instruments and techniques, from classical to hip-hop. Includes ‘Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians’, Oxford reference books and music recordings.

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Who's Who and Who Was Who

Directory of influential people from around the world from 1897 onwards, written by the people featured in the directory.

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You will need to login to our online reference library before accessing this information.