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  • Encyclopedia Britannica (Junior)
    Information on anything and everything - at your fingertips.
  • Oxford Art Online
    * Prefix your borrower number with SURREY. Access the vast content of Grove Art Online and other Oxford art reference resources in one location.
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
    * Prefix your borrower number with SURREY. Information on over 50,000 people from around the world who have helped to shape Britain's past.
  • Oxford Music Online
    * Prefix your borrower number with SURREY. Access multiple resources including Grove Music Online, Oxford Music Online, The Oxford Companion to Music and the Oxford Dictionary of Music, as well as Colin Larkin's Encyclopedia of Popular Music.
  • Oxford Reference Online
    * Prefix your borrower number with SURREY. Dictionaries, quotations, thesauri, timelines, maps, flags and encyclopedias. Over 100 reference works for you to search!
  • PressReader
    *Prefix your borrower number with SURREY. Today's papers including the Independent, Guardian, Telegraph, Daily Mail, Daily Express. Also regional papers and newspapers from around the world.
  • Times Digital Archive
    Contains every issue of The Times between 1785 and 2010. View a short guided tour of Times Digital Archive (this may take a few minutes to load).
  • Who Next...?
    Read everything by your favourite author? This interactive tool will help parents, teachers and librarians to find alternative authors.
  • World Book Kids
    Search for facts, pictures, maps and use the online dictionary in the World Book encyclopedia.