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Search for your ancestors in Census Records 1851 – 1901 and Civil Registration Indexes. Please note – this service is only available for free on computers in the Henry Bloom Noble Library.
For the resources below, you will need to be a member of the library. If you are already a member, log in using your library card number but with the prefix IOM e.g. IOMR12345
Oxford Reference Online
A highly acclaimed and expanding collection of key Oxford dictionaries and reference works across the full subject spectrum now available in a single cross-searchable online database.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Explore the lives of over 56,000 people worldwide who have shaped the British past over the last 2,400 years – Over 56,000 biographies, 64 million words, 10,000 portrait illustrations ï¿½ now available online, and in a 60-volume print edition.
Oxford Language Dictionaries Online
Oxford’s high-quality language reference content in French, German, Spanish, and Italian is now accessible online, featuring comprehensive and fully searchable bilingual dictionaries, and an array of helpful study aids.
Who’s Who and Who was Who
Published every year since 1849, Who’s Who is the leading source of up-to-date information about over 33,000 influential people in British public life today. Who Was Who is an invaluable historical archive which collects together the entries of nearly 90,000 people, now deceased, which were included in previous editions of Who’s Who.
Oxford English Dictionary Online
This unique and powerful resource offers unprecedented access to the definitive record of the meaning, history and evolution of more than 600,000 words over the last 1,500 years.
Oxford Bibliographies offers research guides in 39 subject areas.
The Victorian Literature module includes annotated bibliographies on over 100 topics including Gender, Charles Dickens, Race, and many more. In the British and Irish Literature module you’ll find over 100 bibliographies, including topics such as Arthurian Literature, John Keats, and Christopher Marlowe. The site is not in any way biased towards Oxford content.
A free discovery service, the Oxford Index lets you search across Oxford’s digital academic content with a single click, and find related content every step of the way.