Electronic Resources

This is an online version of the ‘World Book Encyclopedia’ that we have in the Library. It offers high-quality information on a great many topics, as well as images, video clips, maps, full-text journal articles and web links.

To use World Book Online, you need our User Name & Password. This is published in school diaries, in Library leaflets and on Fronter.

Click here to download our full guide to using World Book Online.


This resource contains 8 national newspapers, full-text magazines and journals, reference items, podcasts and some Philip Allan updates. Titles include:

  • The Times
  • Computer Weekly
  • The Guardian
  • History Review
  • The Daily Mail
  • New Scientist (until 2006)
  • The Financial Times

To use InfoTrac, you need our password. This is published in school diaries, in Library leaflets and on Fronter.

Click here to download our full guide to using InfoTrac.


This resource offers reliable information and statistics on a wide range of social issues.?? It is useful for Sociology, Psychology, Media Studies, Geography, Leisure & Tourism, PE, RS and PSHE.?? To use Issues Online, you need our User Name & Password. This is published in school diaries, in Library leaflets and on Fronter.

Click here download our guide to using Issues Online.


The British Library offers this collection of online source material for free. Topics include Language & literature, Citizenship, History, Art and research skills.


This provides accessible statistics on a wide range of key social, political and economic topics, both UK and international. It is useful for Sociology, Economics, Geography, Science, RS, Citizenship, PSHE and English.

To use Fact File online, you need our User Name & Password. This is published in school diaries, in Library leaflets and on Fronter.

N.B. The Fact File books are also available in print in the Library.


Intute is a free online service that helps you to find the best web resources for your research. It is created and maintained by a consortium of seven universities.


This is an annual publication from the Office for National Statistics. It contains statistics on the UK’s economy, industry, society and demography presented in easy to read tables and backed up with explanatory notes and definitions.