The OED is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, past and present. To access the OED free from a home or office computer using your Islington library card, just click on the link above and fill in your library membership number where indicated.
Oxford Reference Online
ORO brings together over 100 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works into a single, cross-searchable resource.
Oxford Art Online
Oxford Art Online combines Grove Art with the Oxford Companion to Western Art, the Encyclopaedia of Aesthetics, and the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, to create the most extensive and easily searchable online art resource available today, a virtual art reference library of unparalleled scope and depth.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
The ODNB details the lives of over 55,000 people who have shaped British history over the last 2,400 years - from Julius Caesar and Boudicca to Princess Diana and Sid Vicious. Includes 10,000 portrait illustrations.