Members of Ealing libraries can access a number of databases from home. Click on the links below and then on the next page you will be asked to enter your library card number. Please note, you can only access the sites by going to this page first, each time you use them. Bookmark this page and not the pages for the individual databases.
Universal skills is a guide to help with Universal JobMatch and Universal Credit. It includes information on job hunting from CVs/covering letters to interviews and starting work. There is also help with improving basic IT skills.
Start searching for family history records online.A free service provided by your library. Find your long lost relatives. Available from all Ealing Libraries computers. Other useful resources: Ancestry Help & Advice Centre, 1881 UK Census, Family Tree Creator
The Access to Research service is a new initiative to give free, walk-in access to a wide range of academic articles and research in public libraries across the UK. Available from library PCs only.
COOCs have been developed to help people from all walks of life to share learning and create opportunities for personal development. For more information visit http://coocs.co.uk/
Search over 470 titles and topic pages. Use Credo Reference to search encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographies, quotations, create concept maps and do image searches. You will be asked to select your Ealing library by name, e.g. Ealing Central Library, Perivale Library.
Search and access information from UK national and regional newspapers, and also European newspapers. Each issue of each newspaper is indexed thoroughly to enable you to find top news stories and also information contained in the various sections of the papers.
Relevant and updated daily, Law & Rights is a complete legal resource for anyone with a question about the rights and responsibilities associated with living, working or engaging in life in Britain.
Law & Business summarises statutes and statutory instruments that relate to starting, growing and operating a business in England, Scotland and Wales; including funding, business support and regulation information.
Oxford Reference Online
- Oxford English Dictionary
- Oxford Dictionaries Online
- Oxford Dictionary of National Biography - biographies of 56,000 men and women who shaped British history worldwide
- Oxford Reference Online - English and bilingual dictionaries, quotations, maps and illustrations, timelines, encyclopaedia, and subject reference guides
- Who’s Who - The definitive directory of everyone who’s anyone in Britain, and beyond, today
Encyclopædia Britannica Online gives access to the equivalent of a full-size multi-volume encyclopedia. There is also a world atlas and a dictionary and thesaurus of American English. You will be asked for your library card number.
The student edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica (for ages 12-18). You will be asked for your library card number.
The children’s edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica (for ages 5-11). You will be asked for your library card number.
Enquire is a live online question and answer service that is available 24 hours a day every day.
This collection provides access to thousands of items selected from the John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera, offering unique insights into the changing nature of everyday life in Britain in the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Categories include Nineteenth-Century Entertainment, the Booktrade, Popular Prints, Crimes, Murders and Executions, and Advertising. You will be asked for your library card number, and to select Ealing Council from the drop down list.
Examines a range of contemporary social and ethical issues. Provides access to hundreds of articles through a fully searchable online database. Ideal for key stage 3 students. You will be asked for your library card number.