Reference online | Oxfordshire County Council

Reference online

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Reference online is available 24 hours a day, all year round and contains information on a variety of subjects from encyclopaedias to music, biography, news and art.

To access the eresources you will need your library membership number.

If you are not already a member you can join the library online.

You can find an A-Z list of online references or check the subject categories below.

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Arts, books and music

Music streaming, guides for discovering new authors, and specialised encyclopaedias.


Business and consumer

UK company information, small business guides, and Which? product reviews.

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Family history and biographies

Resources for researching your family history and biographies of influential British people.


General reference

A range of encyclopaedias, dictionaries, and reference works.

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Learning and citizenship

Support for driving theory and Life in the UK Tests, Road to IELTS, and parliamentary legislation

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News, magazines and research

A range of current and historic newspapers, magazines, and access to academic research.

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A-Z list

Free access to a wide range of online reference materials at home or in Oxfordshire libraries.

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