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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.
Except for Acorn Grow and SCRAN, 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 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 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.
Credo Reference is a wide ranging resource enables users to find authoritative answers fast. It features content from hundreds of reference books in a broad range of subjects which can also be viewed in French, Spanish, Polish, Arabic and Chinese (Simplified).
The World Book Encyclopedia 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 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 provides access to comprehensive information on a huge variety of topics, covering a diverse range of social, environmental and ethical issues.
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
Acorn Grow is a fantastic resource providing support for core Science topics through photographs, videos and games as well as introducing language and literacy, research, and web skills to children aged 4-7.
Additional downloadable planning resources and worksheets are available for teachers. Got some homework? Need to do some research for a school project? Well, you've come to the right place.
This site is available to use within the Children's Section of the Central Library and in all Community Libraries in the city. Each Library has a unique password so, before you click on the logo above, ask library staff for assistance.
Stories from the Web is a great website in three age ranges for children up to 14 years. Share your stories, poems and pictures with other children.
After clicking on the logo you will need:
username: aber password: deen12
Enjoy your experience!
Read everything by your favourite author?
Not sure who to read next?
The Who Next online database will help you to find 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.
SCRAN provides access to quality images, sounds, movies and learning resources. There are over 300,000 images from libraries, museums, galleries and archives on a large range of subjects from sport to government and architecture and more.
This online database is only available in the Central Library.
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.
Find out about Europe with Europe Direct. In particular have a look at the sections entitled Europe for kids and Europe for youth.
Back to the Digital Zone home page.