Bolton Library and Museum Services

Online Resources for Children and Young Adults

Are you stuck with your homework? Doing a school project?  Bolton Libraries have lots of online resources which can help you.

 

Our information resources are easy and free to use. All you need is the eight digit borrower number on your library card. (If you are using a smart card, please enter the eight digit number written on the reverse of the card).

If you are not already a member of the library you will need to join to use some of these resources.  Joining the library is easy and doesn't cost you a penny – please see the Join the library page.

Need some help with our resources?

Contact our friendly team at Ask Bolton Libraries for help on 01204 332853 or email askboltonlibraries@bolton.gov.uk

 

                      

Encyclopaedia Britannica

The Encyclopedia Britannica has over 120,000 articles, a world atlas, thousands of images and videos, an online dictionary and thesaurus and links to free resources to help you with your homework or research.

Access using your library card number.


Access Encyclopaedia Britannica

Issues Online

Issues Online covers topics such as crime and justice; drugs and alcohol; health; human rights and citizenship. Every topic has news articles, key facts and statistics, opinions from people involved in the subject and suggestions for topic work and assignments.

Access using your library card number.

 

Access Issues Online

Oxford Art Online Including Grove Art

The most comprehensive online reference resource for all aspects of the visual arts worldwide from prehistory to the present day. 


To log in put 'bol' at the beginning of your library card number.

 

Access Oxford Art Online

Oxford Dictionary of National Bibliography

Contains over 56,000 biographies of anyone who was anyone in British history, from the Romans to 21st Century. 

To log in put 'bol' at the beginning of your library card number.

 

Access ODNB

Oxford Dictionaries Pro

Is it a dictionary? Is it a Thesaurus? It’s all that and more! Oxford Dictionaries Pro is a comprehensive resource which can help you with anything from word pronunciation to using words in the right context. Whether you are a student or a writer, you’ll find something useful in this resource.

To log in put 'bol' at the beginning of your library card number.

Access Oxford Dictionaries Pro

Oxford English Dictionaries

Illustrates how a word is used and how the meaning of a word has changed over time by quoting from source material – from film scripts to wills, classic literature to blogs.  Excellent for tracing how a word first entered the language and how it has evolved.

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Access Oxford English Dictionary

Oxford Music Online

From Mozart to Madonna, punk rock to polka, panpipes to bagpipes, Oxford Music Online is a wealth of information about anything and everyone related to the world of music.

To log in put 'bol' at the beginning of your library card number.

Access Oxford Music Online

Oxford Reference Online

A vast collection of subject dictionaries and reference books offering over 1 million facts and definitions.  Oxford reference online also contains bilingual dictionaries and a range of English dictionaries and thesauruses.

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Access Oxford Reference Online