Reference and news resources
This is the new version of CyberLibrary, home of Bournemouth Libraries' electronic resources. This version of CyberLibrary uses Single Sign On. You only need to sign in once with your library card to use all resources on this page.
Reference, Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
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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.
Oxford Music Online is the eighth edition of Grove’s Dictionary of Music and Musicians, and contains articles commissioned specifically for the site as well as articles from New Grove 2001, Grove Opera, and Grove Jazz. The recently published second editions of The Grove Dictionary of American Music and The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments are still being put online, and new articles are added to GMO with each site update.
American National Biography Online
Over 19,000 biographies of significant, influential or notorious figures from American history.
Issues Online Find out facts and figures for homework with Issues Online. High quality articles on today's social issues.
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.
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Oxford Bibliographies in Victorian Literature
Oxford Bibliographies in British & Irish Literature
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 also access ten Very Short Introductions titles: Twentieth Century Britain, British Politics, Drugs, Contemporary Art, History, Management, Mathematics, Nutrition, The Earth, and Planets
Newsbank in libraries
Newsbank at home
Articles from local, national and international newspapers.
Times Digital Archive
The complete digital edition of The Times, from 1785 - 1985 (London).
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