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Learning and Information

How was an 11 shilling goose involved in the 'stealing by trick' conviction in Driffield in 1940? 

Source a quotation, consult an encyclopaedia, or learn something online.

Get help with tracing your family history. You'll be surprised at the unusual jobs your ancestors had. 

Consult Which? Find the best recommended cordless vacuum, fastest mobile network, best alternative to hay hever tablets, and much more. 

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.

You can access nearly all of these resources from home, on the move as well as on the library computers.

The British Newspaper Archive 
This rich and hugely exciting on-line resource, packed with the nation’s published memory and historical detail over the last 300 years, is now  is free to access without limits at the East Riding ArchivesTreasure House and any East Riding Library
Once you have completed your registration on the British Newspaper Archive website you will have unlimited access to search through millions of digital newspaper articles from local and regional papers dating back to 1700.

Social media
The British Newspaper Archive on Facebook         
The British Newspaper Archive on Twitter

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The Ancestry library edition website provides information on researching your family tree, Census Records, pictures, Birth, Marriage and Death records, and much more.
Full free access to Ancestry library edition is only available within East Riding Libraries.

Social media 
Ancestry UK on Facebook         
Ancestry UK on Twitter         
Ancestry UK on YouTube

 

 

Trace your ancestry and build a family tree by researching extensive birth records, census data, obituaries and more with findmypast 
Full free access to Find my Past is only available within East Riding Libraries.

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Find My Past on Facebook       
Find My Past on Twitter       
Find My Past on YouTube

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Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase and Fable

With 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 guide to modern language and culture.

Available on your home PC and laptop, your portable devices and library computers.

Brewer's Famous Quotations

If 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," been puzzled by rumours that Neil Armstrong never said "That's one small step for man...," or rashly assumed that Salome's "Dance of the Seven Veils" must be mentioned somewhere in the Bible, then Brewer's Famous Quotations will put you on the right track.

Available on your home PC and laptop, your portable devices and library computers.

Access to Research. Free access to a wide range of academic articles and research.

Full free access to Access to Research is only available within East Riding Libraries.

Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

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 in the major literary languages (Anglo-Saxon, English, Welsh, Scots, Irish, and Latin).
It includes substantial accounts of individual authors (e.g., Spenser, Pope, Austen) and detailed histories of particular themes, movements, genres, and institutions.

Available on your home PC and laptop, your portable devices and library computers.

Britannica Online for Adults designed for Adults aged 18+.

 

Britannica Online for Students designed for students aged 12 - 18.

 

Britannca Online for Juniors designed for students aged 5 - 11

 

The Award-Winning Resource for Adults, Students and Children.

Easy to use, and easy to find trusted information.

All our encylopedias are available on your home PC and laptop, your portable devices and library computers.

Visit the website               Download the Android app               Download the Apple app

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The best place to find government services and information.

Simpler, clearer, faster

Full free online access to Which? is only available within East Riding libraries. Just speak to any member of staff and they will log you in. 

                        

                                                                             

 

NHS Choices. Health and Social Care Information helping to put you in charge of your healthcare.

Which? Trusted Traders is an endorsement scheme run by Which? that recognises reputable traders who successfully pass an assessment process carried out by their trading standards professionals. Search locally and nationally for Trusted Traders.

Which? Trusted Traders is a free online resource and is available on your home PC and laptop, your portable devices and library computers.

The Office for National Statistics is the UK's largest independent producer of official statistics and the recognised national statistical institute of the UK.

Full Fact is the UK's independent factchecking charity.

 

Citizens advice give people the knowledge and confidence they need to find their way forward - whoever they are, and whatever their problem. Their network of charities offers confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person, for free.

Need 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 to display boundary markings as required.

This digital service is fully assisted by our professional library staff and cash or card payment options are available. 

Currently available at Beverley Library with more locations coming soon.

Call (01482) 392750 for further information.