Available only in libraries (not at home)
Access to Research
Browse a library of journals by visiting the Access to Research website. To access the full text of the journal article users will need to log in to a library computer with a valid Poole Library card. To find out more about accessing this extensive and growing database of publicly-funded research papers and academic journals, either download the flyer here or ask at your local library. There are some Frequently Asked Questions at www.accesstoresearch.org.uk/about.
Ancestry is a family history website where you can access Census information (1841 to 1901), births, marriages and deaths, military records and much more. You can access Ancestry free if you visit any of our libraries. For more information about researching your family tree, go to our Local and Family History page.
British Newspaper Archive
The British Newspaper Archive is a project to digitise up to 40 million pages from the British Library's vast collection of local newspapers over the next 10 years. Search millions of articles by keyword, name, location, date or title and watch your results appear in an instant. To begin, register with the site with your email address and password - once logged in, you can carry out unlimited searches (but our current licence only allows five users at a time).
John Johnson Collection
Another resource available in libraries is the John Johnson collection. This is essentially a collection of images of nearly 60,000 printed illustrations spanning the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The collection is held in the Bodleian Library at Oxford.
MintUK is a comprehensive database of company information in the UK and is a valuable business intelligence tool for sales and marketing. Due to licensing requirements MintUK is only available in any Poole Library. We have a one concurrent user licence, so please log out as soon as you have finished. To find out how MintUK can help you watch this short video.
Search online - Hundreds of reports are available, and an archive which goes back to January 2005. Ask library staff to log you in.
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