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Try these free resources below for verified, accurate and constantly updated information. You can never guarantee Wikipedia will be as accurate and up to date. If you go on to study in further education you will need to be using a wide range of research tools, and Wikipedia references are frowned upon.

Do join Suffolk Libraries to gain full access to their resources offer as well as for Reading For Pleasure. Membership is essential for all students. See Suffolk Libraries link below

Research | Suffolk Libraries – direct access to the online offer from Suffolk Libraries

Encyclopedia Britannica | Britannica – NOT a full access version, join Suffolk Libraries for free and be able to access all three versions of Britannica; Britannica Kids (KS2/3), Student (KS4) and the whole encyclopaedia (KS4+) in full.

Collins Online Dictionary | Definitions, Thesaurus and Translations ( – more than an English Dictionary this site is a Thesaurus, Translator and Grammar checker in many languages including French, German and Spanish

Free Pashto (Pushtu) Dictionary – Free Pashto (Pushtu) Grammar _ a range of options ‘Pashto dictionary’ being the most up to date (1998)

The English – Dari dictionary | Glosbe – an ever growing Dari/English translation database

Cambridge Dictionary | English Dictionary, Translations & Thesaurus – French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish (Dutch to English), Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Russian, Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese editions. Requires registration

Complete Issues – revised daily; the best journalism and essays on all subjects; particularly useful for Humanities.

HowStuffWorks – Learn How Everything Works!

World Map / World Atlas / Atlas of the World Including Geography Facts and Flags –

National Geographic – many articles available without the need to register

Lessons Worth Sharing | TED-Ed

World Digital Library Home ( – a diverse collection of articles and images

Suffolk Archives website for Suffolk Record Office collections. – the hub for ‘local history studies’

Being a member of your local library service is an essential part of your study and reading for pleasure toolkit. Suffolk Libraries is free to join (in a branch or online) and is the route of access to not only to free books, eBooks, audio books, eAudio but many excellent online reference sites which are not free elsewhere, including full access to Encyclopaedia Britannica . You can join any UK public library service, so for additional/different services try Norfolk and Cambridgeshire Libraries and join online

Suffolk Through Maps – Suffolk Archives  Modern maps and photos you can overlay and interpret, a brilliant tool

Home | Suffolk Libraries – Join online, reserve and renew titles, download eBooks, eAudio and music

Overdrive/Libby | Suffolk Libraries – Overdrive/Libby allows you to download and borrow eBooks and eAudio for FREE

Recommendations | Suffolk Libraries

News & Sport for Bury St Edmunds – from the Bury Free Press (

How to access past articles from the Guardian and Observer archive | Information | The Guardian

PressReader | Suffolk Libraries – access to hundreds of free magazines on every topic and worldwide newspapers

Home – CBBC Newsround


Fiction sites/podcasts: reviews & recommended reads

Reference online, media links & join Suffolk Libraries

Year 7-9 resources

Visual and Performance Arts KS4/GCSE resources

Maths, Computing and Science KS4/GCSE resources

English, Film, French, German and Spanish KS4/GCSE resources

Humanities KS4/GCSE resources

Ideas – Online libraries/museums/galleries, FUN FACTS and quizes

Teen wellbeing resources

Resources for KS4/GCSE Child Development, D.T, Engineering, Food & P.E,

Resources to develop research, enquiry, study and notetaking skills