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Children and Young People

In your local library you will find lots of information books to help you with your homework on everything from Volcanoes and Dinosaurs to Romans and Victorians, subjects such as Maths, English, Health, Famous people and much more.

If you can't find what you are looking for then perhaps you will online with our extensive collection of resources available to library members.

All the resources on this page are available remotely as well as in all Libraries. Click on the logo or highlighted link of the required resource.

Britannica Junior logo

Britannica Junior is aimed at 5-11 year olds. You'll find information on a wide range of topics and it is easy to search and browse. To get started click the logo. If accessing from home you will need your library card number. 

  Britannica Student logo
Britannica Student is aimed at 12-18 year olds. You can browse it by subject or use the search box for more specific searches. To get started click the logo. If accessing from home you will need your library card number. 

World Book Kids     World Book Student

The World Book Encyclopaedia Online is available in "Kids" and "Student" versions as shown above and also in an "Advanced" version. When you have clicked on one of the icons above, or on the highlighted title, you will need to enter your Library Card number (remember to leave out the last two digits if you use an Accord Card). You will then be able to choose one of the three versions or from one of the Digital Libraries: "Living Green", "Early Peoples" or "Inventions and Discoveries".   

Oxford Reference Online
Oxford Reference Online is a collection of reference works which includes, in a single cross-searchable resource, encyclopedias, subject dictionaries and language dictionaries from the publishing stable of Oxford University Press. 

Issues Online
Issues Online provides access to comprehensive information on a huge variety of topics, covering a diverse range of social, environmental and ethical issues.

  Tell Me More A2Z

Tell Me More provides an opportunity to learn a language from the comfort of your own home. Includes English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Dutch.  Build upon and evaluate your reading, writing, speaking, listening and cultural skills.

How to use this resource:
Register and download the Auralog software - only required on first visit
Each registration activates a licence which will last for a year. Please do not activate a licence if you do not wish to use the course.
Microphone & speakers essential

More information about Tell Me More can be found here http://www.tellmemore.com/customers_saying

 

Logo for the Who Next? resource

Read everything by your favourite author?
Not sure who to read next?
The Who Next online database will help you tofind alternative suggestions and open up a whole new range of authors to enjoy. You can search by author, age group, genre and theme. Details of children's book awards are also listed.


Wood of Words logo

 

Wood of Words has now replaced Stories from the Web. This exciting new online database has lots of activities and useful information on reading, writing and  books. If you are a library member you can join using your library card number

 

Logo for SCRAN

SCRAN is an award-winning learning website with over 360,000 images, videos and sounds from museums, galleries and archives. It covers a wide range of subjects including local history, architecture, fashion and much more.

Selected websites to help with your homework: 

  • BBC Learning Zone
    Learning resources for home and school, this website has material for 4 up to 16+ year olds across a range of subjects including Maths, English, Science, History and many more.
  • Usborne Quick Links
    This website gives you more information when using Usborne Internet-linked books which you can find at your local library.
  • Europe Direct
    Find out about Europe with Europe Direct. In particular have a look at the sections entitled Europe for kids and Europe for youth.
  • BBC Bitesize
    If you're revising for your exams you should have a look at BBC Bitesize. There is exam advice, revision sections and tests.
  • Learn Listening Online
    If you're studying Music at Standard Grade or Higher this is an excellent website to practice for your listening exams.

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