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Members of Ealing can - with their library card number and PIN - use a variety of online resources that cover a range of subjects. 
 
Want to read some online encyclopedias or research your family tree? Need to practice for the driving theory test or revise for the British citizenship exam? 
 
Look through the below listings to find out more information. 

 

Life Skills & Citizenship

 

 

Find A Job

 

 

Go Citizen

 

 

Job Skills

 

 

Life in the UK

 

 

Road to IELTS

 

 

Theory Test Pro

 

 

Universal Credit

 

 

 

Children & Teenagers

 

 

Britannica Library Junior

 

 

Britannica Library Student

 

 

Ziptales

 

 

 

Family History

 

 

Ancestry

 


 

Access to Research Resource Logo

 

Access to Research

The Access to Research service is a valuable free initiative 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.

 

How to Access?


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

 

 


 

 

Ancestry

Start searching billions of records and discover your family's story.

Ancestry is the world’s best known family history resource. Get instant online access to hundreds of years of history from a variety of historical documents from across the world, such as:

•    UK Birth, Marriage, and Death Records
•    Military Records
•    Old Census Records

Build your family tree and rediscover lost stories of your long-lost forgotten ancestors.

 

How to Access?

 

Ancestry can only be accessed from an Ealing Libraries computer.

 


 

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Britannica

Gain access to the equivalent of a full-size multi-volume encyclopedia, and more from the world-famous Britannica brand.

Britannica Library, created specifically for public libraries, gives you access to in-depth age-appropriate information that you can trust. Read articles and biographies, search atlases, or view images and videos of famous persons and historical events.

Try one of the three available versions.

Britannica Library Adult Link
Adult (ages 18+)

 

Britannica Library Student Link
Student (ages 12 - 18)

 

Britannica Library Junior Link
Junior (ages 5 - 11)

 

How to Access?

 

Users will need to sign-in with their library card number.

 


 

Find A Job Resource Link

 

Find A Job 

Find a job is a free resource, updated monthly, that guide you in how to use the government’s ‘Find a job’ system. It takes you  through the steps of setting up your account and managing it, as well as:

•    How to create a Find a Job account
•    Creating CVs and covering letters
•    Managing your account
•    Searching for jobs
•    Basic computer skills

 

How to Access?

 

  Users will need to sign-in with their library card number.
   Create a free account to use the resource (will need email address).

 


 

Go Citizen Resource Link

 

Go Citizen

GoCitizen.co.uk is a free online study resource for candidates preparing for the Life in the UK Test or British citizenship test provided to Ealing Libraries members.

The service includes an online version of the latest official study materials licensed from the Home Office, the people who write the handbook, plus hundreds of practice test questions in the same format as the official test. 

 

How to Access?

 

Users will need to create a free account to use the resource (will need email address AND an Ealing Library card).

 


 

Job Skills Resource Link

 

Job Skills 

Job Skills is a free resource containing guides and interactive exercises to give you the tools and skills that you need to find and be successful in a new job. Learn about how to:

•    Prepare for interviews, hints and tips
•    Plan for the first day in a new job
•    Get the most from a new job
•    Find a new job
•    Succeed in your career
•    Discover your skills

 

How to Access?

 

  Users will need to sign-in with their library card number.
   Create a free account to use the resource (will need email address).

 


 

Life in the UK Resource Link

 

Life in the UK

Life in the UK – the British way of Life is probably the most comprehensive guide to help all newcomers to the United Kingdom. It explains numerous things that may be different or new to them as they settle in the UK and contains all the basic facts and information needed to help them succeed in British life.

Culture, customs, religion, travelling and public transport, health, hygiene, the NHS, making a living and benefits are among the many topics covered.

 

How to Access?

 

  Users will need to sign-in with their library card number.
   Create a free account to use the resource (will need email address).

 


 

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Resource Link

 

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.

 

How to Access?

 

Users should sign-in with their library card number prefixed by EAL.
e.g. EAL012345622.

 


 

Oxford English Dictionary Resource Link

 

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.

 

How to Access?

 

Users should sign-in with their library card number prefixed by EAL.
e.g. EAL012345622.

 


 

Oxford Reference Resource Link

 

Oxford Reference

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, bringing together over 2 million digitized entries across OUP’s collection of Dictionaries, Companions, and Encyclopaedias.

 

How to Access?

 

Users should sign-in with their library card number prefixed by EAL.
e.g. EAL012345622.

 


 

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Road to IELTS

Road to IELTS is the official British Council online preparation course which gives you advice and tutorial videos, interactive activities and practice tests for your success in IELTS.

Give yourself the best chance of passing your exam:

•    Access over 120 hours of practice materials including audio visual presentations.
•    More than 300 practice activities including time listening exercises
•    Instant feedback on answers
•    Detailed records so you can track and measure your progress.
•    Try mock test papers
•    Access to General Training or Academic course modules.

 

Road to IELTS Academic Resource Link


Academic
(For students in Higher Education)

 

Road to IELTS General Training Resource Link


General Training
(For immigration / employment purposes)

How to Access?

 

  Users will need to sign-in with their library card number.
   Create a free account to use the resource (will need email address) OR use as guest.

 


 

Theory Test Pro Resource Link

 

Theory Test Pro

Theory Test Pro is a free highly realistic online simulation of the UK's driving theory test. It contains the official practice test question bank, hazard perception video clips and an online version of the Highway Code.

All this material is licensed from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), the people who set the tests. 

 

How to Access?

 

Users will need to create a free account to use the resource (will need email address AND an Ealing Library card).

 


 

Universal Credit Resource Link

 

Universal Credit

Universal Credit is a step-by-step guide that helps users navigate the Universal Credit system. Updated monthly, learn all you need to know including:

•    How to sign up to Universal Credit
•    Universal Credit will be paid
•    The amounts payable
•    Budgeting
•    Basic computer skills

 

How to Access?

 

  Users will need to sign-in with their library card number.
   Create a free account to use the resource (will need email address).

 


 

What Everyone Needs to Know Resource Link

 

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.

 

How to Access?

 

Users should sign-in with their library card number prefixed by EAL.
e.g. EAL012345622.

 


 

Ziptales Resource Link

 

Ziptales

Ziptales is a fun online literacy library, created by teachers, for all levels from Nursery through to Year 6, that uses stories, quizzes and games to make reading a pleasure for children.


Ziptales is directly aligned to the National English Curriculum, and has been shown to help improve their skill levels.


It includes:

•    500 + interactive levelled stories and curriculum aligned English lessons.
•    Voice overs, animations, videos, comprehension quizzes and much more.
•    Over 1500 printable worksheets to follow up each story/lesson.

 

How to Access?

 

Users will need to sign-in with their library card number.