Access to Research

Is a free service giving users of participating libraries access to a wide range of academic articles, journals, and research. Read about the latest research on a wide range of topics including the sciences, history, languages, mathematics, and much more.

Access to Research can only be accessed from an Ealing libraries computer.


Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry is the world’s best known family history resource. Start searching billions of records and discover your family's story.

Get instant online access to hundreds of years of history from a variety of historical documents from across the world.Build your family tree and rediscover lost stories of your long-lost forgotten ancestors.Ancestry can only be accessed from an Ealing libraries computer. 

Ancestry library edition can only be accessed from an Ealing libraries computer. 


Benefits and Financial Support

Ealing council webiste provides information on what type of benefits and financial support is available to you.

The Universal Credit step-by-step guide tool provides you with all you need to know about Universal Credit. 

To create a free account, you will need an email address and your Ealing library card number. 


European Newsstream

Search and  access information from UK national and regional newspapers, and also European newspapers.

Each issue of each newspaper is indexed thoroughly to enable you to find top news stories and also information contained in the various sections of the papers.


Issues Online

Examines a range of contemporary social and ethical issues. Provides access to hundreds of articles through a fully searchable online database. Ideal for key stage 3 students.

To sign in, you will need an email address and your Ealing library card number.


John Johnson Collection

This collection provides access to thousands of items selected from the John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera, offering unique insights into the changing nature of everyday life in Britain in the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Categories include Nineteenth-Century Entertainment, the Booktrade, Popular Prints, Crimes, Murders and Executions, and Advertising.

To sign in, you will need an email address and your Ealing library card number.


Law and Rights

Relevant and updated daily, Law & Rights is a complete legal resource for anyone with a question about the rights and responsibilities associated with living, working or engaging in life in Britain.


Local History service

CALM is the online catalogue of Ealing Local History service.


Oxford Reference Online

Sign in using your library card number prefixed by EAL, for example e.g. EAL012345622.


Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography is an illustrated collection of more than 60,000 specially written biographies of the men and women from around the world who shaped all aspects of Britain's past from Roman times to today.


Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is the definitive record of the English language, featuring over 600,000 words, 3 million quotations, and history of the language from across the English-speaking world.

Updated at regular intervals, learn from the experts more about the most important language in the world today.


Oxford Online

Oxford Reference is from one of the world’s most trusted reference materials publishers, the Oxford University Press.

Gain access to over 25 different subject areas, from one of the worlds most trusted reference material publishers, bringing together over 2 million digitised entries across collection of dictionaries, companions, and encyclopaedias.


What Everyone Needs to Know

Oxford’s What Everyone Needs to Know® (WENTK) series offers over 100 volumes written by leading experts in their fields, offering balanced and authoritative primers on complex subjects, such as: Arts & Humanities, Medicine & Health Law, Science & Mathematics, Politics & Social Sciences, and more.

The WENTK’s question-and-answer format makes complex topics highly readable, ideal for students, researchers, and curious people alike.


Who’s Who

The leading source of up-to-date information about over 35,000 influential people from all walks of life, worldwide.

Containing autobiographical listings of people from around the globe who have an impact on British life, including senior politicians, judges, civil servants, and notable figures from the arts, academia, and other areas, it is seen as one of the world's most recognised and respected works of reference.


Universal Skills 

Universal skills is a guide to help with Universal JobMatch and Universal Credit. It includes information on job hunting from CVs/covering letters to interviews and starting work. There is also help with improving basic IT skills.

To create a free account, you will need an email address and your Ealing library card number.