Online research resources and courses

General interest resources

The resources listed below are useful for research and general interest:

Access to Research: The Access to Research service provides access to a wide range of academic articles and research in public libraries across the UK. It can only be accessed from the library PCs.

Ancestry library edition: Discover your family history with the world's largest genealogy website. The Ancestry library edition provides information on family history, including the UK & Ireland Census collections 1841-1901, plus birth, death and marriage records.
Ancestry can only be accessed from the library computers - just ask for details on your next visit to your local library.
Login with your membership number and PIN will be required.

1881 UK Census: View information on the 1881 UK Census collections.

Family tree creator: You can use the family tree creator to create your family tree and connect with your family story.

Britannica junior encyclopaedia: Encyclopaedia for ages 5-11.

Britannica student encyclopaedia: Encyclopaedia for ages 12-18.

Britannica adult encyclopaedia: Encyclopaedia for ages 18+.