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Online reference and information 

East Riding of Yorkshire library members can enjoy the benefits of free access to up to date and reliable information from some of the world's most trusted resources.

All resources can be accessed without limits on the library computers. You can also access nearly all of these resources from home and on your mobile devices. In some instances you may need your library card number for full access unless you are using a computer in the library.

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Access to researchAccess to researchAcademic articles and research.  Search online from anywhere then visit your library to access the full text from a library computer.  You will be able to print one copy only. Access to...
Ancestry library edition logoAncestry library editionHistorical census information. Trace your family tree, house history and much more. Ancestry library edition (external website) "Ancestry" is only available from within...
Brewers Dictionary of Modern Phrase & FableBrewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & FableWith thousands of contemporary words and phrases and a wide selection of entries on the cultural preoccupations of our times, Brewer’s Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable is an invaluable...
Brewers Famous QuotationsBrewer's Famous QuotationsIf you've ever wondered where the immortal phrase "A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do" originated, tried to establish who first said that "truth is stranger than fiction,"...
British Newspaper Archive logoBritish Newspaper ArchiveThis rich and hugely exciting on-line resource, packed with the nation’s published memory and historical detail over the last 300 years, is now free to access at the East Riding Archives,...
eAudiobookseAudiobooksListen while you work, walk or wait. With our free eAudiobook service you can choose from over 2,500 tiles and select up to 8 to download at any one time to read on your compatible Android, Apple or...
BorrowBoxeBooks and eAudiobooksUsing your Library card number and PIN, Log In to a free and secure eBook and eAudiobook service. Browse over 3,300 eBooks, 650 eAudiobooks, and select up to 8 of each to download at any one time to...
eMagazineseMagazinesOver 50 free popular magazines including titles such as Amateur Photographer, BBC Good Food, Computer Active, Cosmopolitan, Hello!, Mother and Baby, Top Gear, Woman's Own, plus access to a year of...
Britannica Library JuniorEncyclopedia Britannica JuniorFor 5 - 11 year olds.  The Britannica Junior website is part of Encyclopaedia Britannica Library Edition, which offers content at three different levels. Britannica Junior is designed for...
Britannica Library AdultEncyclopedia Britannica Online Library EditionThe Encyclopaedia Britannica Library Edition website brings together the world-renowned content of the encyclopedia, with the speed and convenience of the Internet. To gain access to the site...
Britannica Library StudentEncyclopedia Britannica student library editionFor students aged 12-18 the Britannica Student website is part of Encyclopaedia Britannica Online Library Edition, which offers content at three different levels. Britannica Student is designed...
Find my past logoFind My Past Yorkshire collectionAccess the Yorkshire collection of historic parish registers and much more. Trace your Yorkshire Family Tree. Find My Past (external website)
Full FactFull FactFull Fact is the UK's independent factchecking charity.
Latitude buildingsOrdnance Survey location plansNeed a map? We can help! Our professional staff can produce and print Ordnance Survey maps to meet your needs. Maps are suitable for planning and building regulations applications and can be adapted...
Oxford Encyclopedia of British LiteratureOxford Encyclopedia of British LiteratureThe Encyclopedia provides comprehensive coverage of literature from the Abbey Theatre to Israel Zangwill, covering the entire history of literature in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland...
What was here?What was here?‘What Was Here?’ Your Window on the Past. Get this FREE app and discover the past of the East Yorkshire region with historical photos & maps, brought to you by East Riding Archives....
Who else writes like? logoWho Else Writes Like...?Suggests alternative authors. It is designed to answer the perennial question "I've read all the books by my favourite authors, who shall I read next?" ...
Who next?Who next?When children ask: “Who can I read next?” or “Who writes like my favourite author?”, the answers are here in Who Next…?  Writers of children’s fiction are...