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Service Description Accessible from
Access to Research Free access to millions of academic research papers and journals covering art, architecture, business, engineering, history, languages, politics, philosophy, mathematics and the sciences Any Suffolk library
Ancestry Research your family tree for free using the library edition of this popular ancestry site Any Suffolk library
Britannica Access from home or from any Suffolk library
Find my Past Start researching your family tree for free with the library edition of this popular ancestry site Any Suffolk library
Funding Central Get help with funding for projects and services from a huge range of resources. Home or any Suffolk library
John Johnson Collection Collection of printed primary resources from the 19th and 20th centuries. John Johnson collected printed ephemera from playbills to records of crime and punishment, advertisement posters to maps Home or any Suffolk library
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Search for your British hero or heroine amongst 59,453 biographies, 70 million words, 11,292 portraits Home or any Suffolk library
19th Century Newspapers Search 19th century national and local newspapers using date, subject or searching for a specific publication Home or any Suffolk library

Freely available resources

Suffolk Archives

Suffolk Heritage Direct is an interactive catalogue of photographs and documents from Suffolk Record Office.

BFI Screen Online

Film and television clips from a vast archive.

British Library Catalogue

Search the full British Library catalogue.

Suffolk Observatory

Social and economic statistics for Suffolk, including full Census details.

World Digital Library

Available in 7 languages, the World Digital Library gives access to historical and international primary resources including books, maps, manuscripts, newspapers, journals, prints and photographs.

Dictionaries/Thesuaruses

Encyclopedias

Language translators and dictionaries