CyberLibrary - eResources
Free eResources that can't be found anywhere else online
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If you have a Bournemouth Libraries card, you can use our CyberLibrary. These are free electronic resources that can’t be found anywhere else on the Internet. All available 24 hours a day. If you have a question why not email a librarian?
If you don't have a library card, join the library to get one. It's quick and easy to do.
CyberLibrary Resources (Arranged by Subject)
Jump to Books and eBooks,| Homework, Languages, Family History, News, Reference and dictionaries, Research, Open Access
Books - eAudio and eBooks
We have a huge range of eAudiobooks that you can listen to at home, or on the go. Why not try one if you are going on a long journey?
eAudiobooks in a library
You can now read free eBooks on your device or online from Bournemouth Libraries.
Information on global industrial and commercial companies.
Kompass in a library The full service includes financial information. Available in any Bournemouth library.
Kompass at home. A more limited service from home with your Bournemouth library card.
Kompass Easybusiness User-Guide
Children's CyberLibrary and Teen CyberLibrary give you homework advice, career advice and tell you more about your favourite authors.
Find out facts and figures for homework with Issues Online. High quality articles on today's social issues.
The complete collection of the Issues books is now available online. There are over 50 titles to help you.
Oxford Reference Online
Reliable information on every subject, from Oxford University Press. Oxford Reference Online
Learn one of a range of over a hundred languages, from Afrikaans to Zulu. Learn on the website or on your device with Languages Online the online language course from Bournemouth Libraries
Available for Free, have a look a the list of languages you can learn here.
Information on family history including census records, military records births marriages and deaths, military records and more. Only available in a Bournemouth library.
Biographies of notable Britons.
Read the latest magazines on your tablet, phone or device
Update: we now have more than 40 Zinio titles available for you to read.
You can access Zinio magazines for free with your library card. Find out more or browse magazines in your Zinio Magazine Collection.
Newsbank in libraries
Newsbank at home
Articles from local, national and international newspapers.
400 years of content. Search 48 regional and national newspapers.
The complete digital edition of The Times, from 1785 - 1985 (London).
See local newspapers held by The British Library. This includes "The Morning Chronicle", "The Bristol Mercury" and "The Southampton Herald"
Reference, Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
Listen to music online, and find information on music and musicians.
Art encyclopedia, with an image library.
A modern dictionary and guide to today’s language.
Biographies of famous Britons.
A guide to the meaning, history and pronunciation of English words past and present.
Information from 200 Oxford University Press reference titles.
Online Music encyclopedia
The online version of the popular consumer magazine series. Can only be accessed in Bournemouth library and Castlepoint Library
You can now access Oxford Bibliographies in Victorian Literature and British and Irish Literature for free logging in with your library card.
Every article on Oxford Bibliographies is a respected guide to current thinking in that area, written and reviewed by experts, and with original commentary and annotations.
The Victorian Literature module includes annotated bibliographies on over 100 topics including Gender, Charles Dickens, Race, and more. In the British and Irish Literature module you’ll find over 100 bibliographies, including topics such as Arthurian Literature, John Keats, and Christopher Marlowe.
Click on the images below to start exploring.
Oxford Bibliographies in Victorian Literature
Oxford Bibliographies in British & Irish Literature
Watch the video guide to learn more
Very Short Introductions
Very Short Introductions (VSI) is the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly, combining facts, analysis, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make often challenging topics highly readable.
For the first time, these books are available online on an exciting digital platform.
Very Short Introductions will change the way you think about the things that interest you, and are the perfect route into subjects you previously knew nothing about.
You can access ten Very Short Introductions titles: Twentieth Century Britain, British Politics, Drugs, Contemporary Art, History, Management, Mathematics, Nutrition, The Earth, and Planets
Access to Research Over 10 million academic articles are available, free of charge, in public libraries. Students and independent researchers can now access many of the world’s best academic papers through their local libraries.
Access to Research is in library use only.
Open Access Resources
Academic and research resources
Agris Database - Agricultural Science & Technology
Arxiv - 1,122,073 e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics
BiOne - Biological, Ecological and Environmental Sciences
EThOS - PHD Theses
Cogprints - Self-archive papers in any area of Psychology, Neuroscience and Linguistics and many areas of Computer Science, Biology, Medicine and Anthropology, as well as physical, social and mathematical sciences pertinent to the study of cognition.
DASH Harvard Open-access repository of research. Scholarly articles, theses and dissertations, papers, and reports authored by Harvard faculty and students
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) - Online directory of high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.
Catalog of U.S. Government Publications CGP
Index New Zealand - National Library of New Zealand
Luna Commons - Open Access source of images for educational and public use
OAIster - Open Access digital resources
Oapen - Humanities and Social Sciences eBooks
SciTech Connect - Access to energy related R&D
Bournemouth University Research Online, BURO - Bournemouth University research outputs
European Union Open Data Portal - Integrated access to public data from EU institutions and agencies
NDltd - Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations
Social Science Open Access Repository - Full text social science documents
SwePub - Academic publications at Swedish universities. Scholarly articles, conference papers and dissertations
Scientific Electronic Library Online - Humanities and Social Sciences eBooks
Hathi Trust Digital Library - multi-disciplinary e-books
EU Bookshop - EU Publications
World Affairs Online - Social Sciences
Science Direct - multi-disciplinary journals
PubMed Central - free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine
Project Gutenberg - eBooks and eAudio
*DOAB - Directory of Open Access Books
SpringerOpen - Multidisciplinary eBooks
InTech - Science & Technology e-books
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