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Access to Research
Access to Research provides free access to more than 30 million academic articles in public libraries across the UK
BIPC Nottinghamshire business databases
Offers free access to a range of resources for business start-ups and SMEs including market reports, company data and a funding finder.
British Newspaper Archive
An archive of digitised local newspapers from across the UK, ideal for family or local history research.
Guides to over 600 business opportunities and factsheets about all aspects of running a business, plus links to relevant legislation, information on current market trends, trade and regulatory bodies and trade events
Find My Past
Find My Past helps you research your UK family history through census records, birth, marriage and death records, parish records including Nottinghamshire, military, education and cemetery records.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Over 60,000 biographies and 11,000 portraits of significant, influential or notorious figures who shaped British history.
Oxford English Dictionary
The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is a guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world.
Oxford Music Online is the gateway to Grove Music Online, with access to search The Oxford Dictionary of Music and The Oxford Companion to Music.
Our online archive library hosts thousands of historical photos documenting the people, places and landscape of Nottingham. Use Picture Nottingham as a research tool, or buy an art poster, framed print or gift made with your favourite images.