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Follow the link to each website, then enter your Swindon library card number into the login box and/or follow the instructions.
Access to Research
Discover a world of published academic research at your local library with over 10 million academic articles available. Accessible from core library PC's only.
Start searching billions of records and discover your family's story. Accessible from core library PC's only.
British Newspaper Archive
The British Newspaper Archive is a partnership between the British Library and Brightsolid online publishing to digitise up to 40 million newspaper pages. Search millions of articles by keyword, name, location, date or title. Accessible from core library PC's only.
British Pathe has a collection of around 85,000 films spanning the years from 1896 to 1976; the collection includes footage from around the globe of major events, famous faces, fashion trends, travel, science and culture.
Dictionary of National Biography
55,000 biographies of the men and women who have shaped Britain’s history. Type in the letters SWI followed by your Swindon library card number.
Find my Past Community Edition
Search or browse over 750 million family history records, including the 1911 census. Accessible from core library PC's only
Go Citizen is an online study resource for candidates preparing for the Life in the UK test or the British citizenship test.
Local Studies History Gallery
In collaboration with the people of Swindon and local history enthusiasts, Swindon Central Library has produced a substantial online library of historical photographs.
Oxford Bibliographies offers exclusive, authoritative research guides. Type in the letters SWI followed by your Swindon library card number
Oxford English Dictionary
The most famous dictionary in the world. Type in the letters SWI followed by your Swindon library card number.
Language reference from the experts Type in the letters SWI followed by your Swindon Library card number.
Discover good quality authoritative information on every subject. Type in the letters SWI followed by your Swindon library card number.
Oxford Research Encyclopaedias
Discover comprehensive collections of in-depth, peer-reviewed summaries on an ever-growing range of topics. Type in the letters SWI followed by your Swindon library card number.
Oxford Very Short Introductions
Discover a new topic or subject with these intelligent and serious introductions written by authors who are experts in their field. Type in the letters SWI followed by your Swindon library card number.
Road to IELTS
Develop the skills you need to succeed in the International English Language Testing System. The academic version is for university entrance; the general training version is for employment and citizenship.
Theory Test Pro
Online simulation of the UK driving theory test, including the entire official question bank from the DSA. You will need to sign up with your name, email address and library card number.
The Times Digital Archive
The best-known and most cited newspaper in the world. Every complete page of every issue of The Times from 1785 to 2013