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Online reference

Welcome to Medway Libraries' online reference page. Here you will find access to hundreds of articles from reference works all available free of charge with a Medway library card.

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The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

 

 

 

 

The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography is a biographical database featuring the people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond. To access this resource from anywhere other then a Medway library, prefix your library card number with the letters ME (e.g. MED*********). 

Oxford Bibliographies

Oxford Bibliographies onlineOxford Bibliographies offers exclusive, authoritative research guides. Combining the best features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia, this cutting-edge resource guides researchers to the best available scholarship across a wide variety of subjects.

To access this resource from anywhere other than a Medway library, prefix your library card number with the letters ME (e.g. MED*********).

 

The Oxford English Dictionary Online

Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary, the definitive record of the English language, is available online. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of more than 600,000 words - past and present - from across the English-speaking world.  To access this resource from anywhere other than a Medway library, prefix your library card number with the letters ME (e.g. MED*********). 

Oxford Dictionaries

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Do you care about the language you use? How often have you needed to know the meaning of a word, wondered about its origin, or thought about how you might use it most effectively? Then Oxford Dictionaries is for you.

Oxford Reference Online

Oxford Reference Online

Oxford Reference Online brings together language and subject reference works from one of the world's biggest and most trusted reference publishers into a single cross-searchable resource. To access this online resource from anywhere other than a Medway library, prefix your library card number with the letters ME (e.g. MED*********).

Access to Research

Access to Research

Free access to published academic research on a huge range of subjects including: art, architecture, biological sciences, business, engineering, environmental science, film, health, history, journalism, languages, mathematics, politics, , philosophy, physics, religion, and social sciences. Available in all Medway Libraries. 

Very Short Introductions

Very Short Introductions logoDiscover a new topic or subject with these intelligent and serious introductions written by authors who are experts in their field.  To access this resource from anywhere other than a Medway library, prefix your library card number with the letters ME (e.g. MED*********).

 

 

 

World War I centenary archive

To mark 100 years since the beginning of World War One, TSO has produced a carefully selected collection of official documents relating to the war. Dating from 1914 to 1927, the bibliography lists 100 key military, political and strategic documents published by the British government throughout this period. It includes original reports of key events and Gazette notices of awards and commemorations.

This is archive is only available to access on a library computer or using library Wi-Fi.