Databases

The following databases can be accessed remotely if you have a Camden library card, as well as being accessible from Camden library computers:

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography 
Nearly 60,000 definitive biographies of great Britons and people who have influenced British history and culture.

Oxford Reference 
General knowledge database, offering access to more than a million entries from Oxford University Press dictionaries and encyclopaedias. 

Oxford English Dictionary (OED)
The definitive guide to the meaning, history, spelling and pronunciation of over half a million words.

Oxford Dictionaries
Intended as a supplement to the Oxford English Dictionary, including dictionaries for translating French, Spanish, German, Italian, Arabic and US English words and phrases. 

Who's Who and Who Was Who
Who's Who is the definitive current biographical directory of the most influential figures in British public life, as well as leading international figures. Who Was Who is the full archive of former entries from Who's Who, dating back to 1897.

Grove Art Online 
Dictionary and encyclopaedia of the arts and artists. Covering painting, sculpture, architecture and all areas of design. Includes the full text of The Oxford Companion to Western Art and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms. 

Oxford Music Online 
Dictionary and encyclopaedia of music, composers and performers, with playable musical examples. Includes the full text of The Oxford Dictionary of Music, The Oxford Companion to Music and The Encyclopaedia of Popular Music, plus specialist coverage of opera and jazz.

Newsbank
Full text of articles from most of the national UK daily and Sunday newspapers.

The Times Digital Archive
Searchable archive reproduced from 1785-2012.

Remote access is not available for the following databases.  They are accessible on public computers in all Camden libraries:

Ancestry Library Edition
Research your family history on the largest genealogy database available online, containing more than 5 billion names.

Lexis Library 
Halsbury’s Laws of England.

Access to Research
Free access to over 10 million academic articles.