Library resources online

Access to research

Discover academic research on multiple topics including health, business and the sciences. Free access to millions of papers published in thousands of journals via a "click in and out" service, with one article printable per search. Terms and conditions apply. Available in all libraries.

Ancestry

Research your family history online at all our libraries.

Britannica online

Research your subject at three levels: junior, student and adult. This is available at the library or remotely using your library card.

Credo reference

This is a giant online reference library that includes encyclopaedias, dictionaries, thesauri and books of quotations at the library or remotely.

Cotton Town

Explore Blackburn and Darwen's history with photographs, maps, posters and newspaper articles. This is available at the library or remotely using your library card.

Facebook

Find out what's happening at your library and book related news.

Find My Past

This is a UK based family history site which includes rare specialist records and millions of parish records dating back as far as 1538. This is available at all our libraries.

Life in Britain

Learn practice and revise for the British Citizenship Test at the library or remotely using your library card.

NHS Choices

Information from the National Health Service on conditions, treatments, local services and healthy living.

Twitter

Find out about reading groups and much more.

The British way of life

Understand the British way of life. There are over 400 pages of knowledge with links to key websites, at the library or remotely using your library card.

Theory test pro

Practise your driving Theory test online, at the library or remotely using your library card.

Which?

Look up consumer reports on your favourite products. You can ask a member of staff at the library to log you in.

Who else writes like

Help to find your next book when you've read all the books by your favourite authors and want to know who to read next. This is available at the library.