Online Reference Library
We subscribe to a number of online databases. These are available to library ticket holders of any library in Southend-on-Sea.
The online edition of Encyclopedia Britannica. You can only get remote access to Britannica Online if you are public library staff or a library member (personal use only). Any non-personal use is not allowed.
- Britannica Junior - For ages 5-11
- Britannica Student - For ages 12-18
- Encyclopedia Britannica - For ages 18+
- Encyclopedia Britannica Library Edition
- World Data Analyst
An electronic database of thousands of magazines. Articles are either available in full text or as an abstract.
A great online study resource if you are preparing for the Life in the UK test or British citizenship test.
Oxford Online Collection
Please use the links below to access all of the Oxford University Press online databases. Use the Library Card login option and type your library card number.
- Dictionary of National Biography - Biographies of people who shaped the history of the British Isles.
- Oxford English Dictionary Online
An online simulation of the UK's driving theory tests for all vehicle categories. It contains all the official test questions licensed from the Driving Standards Agency.
Ancestry Library Edition
A family history resource covering the UK and a number of other countries including USA, Australia, many European countries and many more. Ancestry Library Edition is only available on public computers within any Southend Library. Please visit a branch near you to access this service.
Learn something new with access to over 400 courses on a range of subjects from IT to Reiki, Business skills to Cake decorating.
Learn over 100 languages from beginner to conversationalist. Great for holidays abroad!
Page last updated: 01/08/2019