Encyclopedias and research

Encyclopedias, dictionaries and research materials for people of all ages.

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Access to Research Access to Research

Access to Research is a research database featuring articles from world-renowned publishers.

Select the image below to view our Access to Research tutorial.

Access to Research is available only from inside our libraries
Please ask a member of our library staff for details.

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Britannica Library - Adult logoBritannica Library

Britannica Library is an encyclopedia with content for learners of all ages, connecting you to authoritative, age-appropriate reference materials.

Select the image below to view our Britannica Library tutorials for adults, children and students.

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Access Britannica - Junior

Access Britannica - Student


Credo Reference logoCredo

Access millions of articles from full-text encyclopedias, dictionaries and reference books, Credo Reference covers all major academic subject areas.  

    Select the image below to view our Credo tutorial.

    To access the full site outside the library, click on 'Log in' on the top right corner of the Credo website.

    Under 'Other login options', click on 'Search for your library' and select 'London Borough of Hillingdon'.

    On the library card login page, enter your membership number to go in. 

    Access Credo


    Which logoWhich

    Find independent, unbiased reviews and advice, covering a wide range of products and services.

    Which is available only from inside our libraries
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    Which


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    Page last updated: 18 Aug 2021