The following subscription websites are FREE to users in libraries, and FREE to library members at home - if you are using the websites at home you just need to enter the number from the back of your library card.
World famous encyclopedia, in full & online, plus versions for High School & Primary School students. For more information, and to search Britannica, click here.
Oxford Dictionaries Pro is ideal for anyone who needs fast online access to an authoritative, comprehensive English dictionary or thesaurus, plus first-rate language resources from the world’s most trusted dictionary publisher. To search Oxford Dictionaries Pro, click here. Includes an Anagram Finder & Crossword solver and weekly crossword puzzles and word games.
World-famous historical dictionary, the definitive guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words in the English language. For more information, and to search OED, click here
Facts, figures, definitions and translations, from over 150 Oxford Reference tiles. Includes Welsh, English, Spanish, Italian, German, French & Latin dictionaries; dictionaries of quotations; and a wealth of subject dictionaries from Art to Zoology. To search Oxford Reference, click here
More than 56,000 biographies, of men and women who shaped British history, from the 4th century BC to 2005. To search the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, click here
The National Library of Wales has an extended collection of online resources open to anybody with a Welsh postcode. To access the collection, you will need to create an online user ticket: click here for more information and to create a National Library online user ticket.
The NLW collection of online resources includes: The Times Digital Archive, 19th Century British Library Newspapers, Who's who and Who was who. Click here for a full list of National Library Online Resources (scroll down to A -Z of e-Resources, and click on the plus sign to see the full list).
Ask Cymru is Wales' Electronic Reference Library.
Ask Cymru is ready to take your questions and deliver an answer direct to your mailbox within two working days - 24 hours per day, 365 days a year.
Public, university and college libraries throughout Wales – including Powys Libraries - work together to provide the Ask Cymru service.
Just click here for Ask Cymru.