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Libraries - online information resources
North Yorkshire libraries and information service is pleased to be able to offer free online access to authoritative information sources such as Oxford University Press, Encyclopaedia Britannica and Ancestry.com, amongst others.
You can access the following online information resources from any library computer. You can also use your library card to access them from home or any other computer outside a library.
New service: Newsstand
Use Newsstand to access articles in over 90 national and regional UK newspapers, including the Northern Echo. Each issue of each newspaper is indexed thoroughly, so you can access not only top news stories but also information contained in the various sections of the papers. The indexing covers not only complete bibliographic information but also companies, people, products, etc.
Other online information resources
The following online information resources are only available via our people's network computers based in each library:
Accessing the online information resources
You will need a library card number to access the service from home or any other computer outside of a library. Access to the services from a library computer should not require a library card as the service should automatically log you in. Speak to a member of staff if you have problems accessing a service.
Using information from the online information resources
If you want to use information from the resources, you can copy and paste what you need into a document, or print it out. However, if you are referencing work for school, college or university, you should always cite where you got the information from.
For more information on how to cite references, see the University of Glasgow's how to cite references page.
Joining the library
Joining the library is a quick and easy process. When you have joined your local library you are entitled to use any library in the County using the same card. It is free to join the library and once you have, you will have full access to the online information resources. For more details, see the libraries - how to join page.
See the local library list to find your nearest library.
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