Need information for:
- Background reading?
The Library – books, newspapers, magazines, DVD's etc with information on your subjects and other interests
- Brilliant collection of fiction books for leisure reading
- Open 8.30am - 4.30pm every school day as well as break and lunch time
- It's FREE! – no fines!
Eclipse – the Library's computer system
- Information on all the books, magazines, DVD's etc in the Library – you can request a book so that it is waiting for you when somebody returns it to the Library
- Access to over 9,000 educationally approved websites providing the right sort of information, at the right level for you
- Click here to go on to Eclipse
Public libraries – Marlborough Road and Wood Green/Neithrop. You can
- join online
- borrow up to 20 books at one time and kept them for 3 weeks – This is FREE!
- renew books online or by 'phone to avoid overdue charges!
- find all the titles in Oxfordshire's public libraries on the library catalogue online at www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/libraries
- request any book in the county library catalogue to be sent to your local library. Do this on-line or by visiting the library. FREE to under 18's!
- use Reference Online service from home– access to a wide range of online information, out of school hours This is FREE! Click here to find out more
- read a variety of newspapers and magazines in the library and articles from many UK newspapers online through the Libraries subscription to Access NewsUK
- check out a selection of websites that have been selected and evaluated for you by Oxfordshire libraries
- use the Answers Direct Service which provides a quick response to information enquiries by phone, letter or email – recommend sources of information including books, websites etc
find out about the history of the local area, particularly in the Centre for Banburyshire Studies in Banbury Library
- Look at the information Mind Map right for more ideas.
- There are many different sources of information – use this to remind yourself every time you do a project, research, or coursework
- Don't just Google or use Wikipedia – think! Google can find you too much irrelevant information at the wrong level and Wikipedia cannot be relied upon
There is so much good, authoritative information on the internet – do use it! So try:
- Eclipse – access to over 9,000 educationally approved websites providing the right sort of information, at the right level for you. Click here to go onto Eclipse
- Reference Online – a brilliant selection of good, authoritative websites which normally charge to be used but can be accessed free through your public library membership eg Encyclopaedia Britannica. Click here for more information
- Issues Online - a comprehensive reference source covering social issues useful for many subjects eg Sociology, Geography, etc by logging onto www.independence.co.uk - if you don't know the login details please ask in the Library
ALWAYS keep notes about where you find your information for your bibliography
Enjoy your research and discovering new information