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Heber Library

Heber Library

CWaC Libraries Catalogue
CWaC E-Resources

Access to Research – Discover lots of free scholarly books, journals and conferences to support your studies. This service can only be accessed via the public network computers in the corridor behind Heber Library. Access to Research computers will be available at the following times:

Monday 9:00am 4:45pm
Tuesday 9:00am 6:45pm
Wednesday 9:00am 4:45pm
Thursday 9:00am 6:45pm
Friday 9:00am 4:00pm


Jstor – An academic service which holds loads of peer-reviewed journals and articles for a range of subject areas. This will be a valuable tool for GCSE studies, A-Levels and EPQ projects. Available both in school and from home.



Google Scholar – Using the simple Google interface, Scholar allows you to search across numerous disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books and abstracts from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other websites. A valuable research tool for A-Level and EPQ students.

Britannica Library – Available via Cheshire Libraries’ e-resources, Britannica Library is a user-friendly online encyclopaedia which operates in a similar way to Wikipedia, however, all published information is fact-checked by relevant experts. This is a resource we would highly encourage you to use for research-based homework. The site can be adapted to suit the needs and comprehension levels of a student from KS3 – KS5. An active Cheshire Libraries’ membership is required.


SSRN – The Social Science Research Network is an open access source which is home to over a million research papers in the fields of science. SSRN may be a beneficial resource if you are studying the sciences, psychology or sociology. It will also allow you to keep up-to-date with current developments in scientific research.



Issues Online – A useful e-resource for those interested in political and social issues relevant to young people today. Issues Online will offer valuable information to the topics you are studying in your PHSCE lessons. A valid Cheshire Libraries membership is required.



Public Information Online – Access to a wide selection of UK parliamentary and government publications. These include acts, bills, command papers, daily Hansard, civil service yearbooks and a diverse range of statistics. A valuable resource for any student who is studying Economics and Politics.


British Newspaper Archive – access to hundreds of historic newspapers from all over Britain and Ireland, including copies of the Chester Chronicle, Cheshire Observer, the Northwich Guardian, and the Winsford and Middlewich Guardian. Only available to use via the public network computers based in Heber Library.

Newsbank – provides access to a wide selection of current local, regional and national newspapers (including back copies). To login, type in your Cheshire Libraries’ membership in the box and click ‘login’. On Newsbank, you will be able to access the following:



  • Daily Express/Sunday Express
  • Daily Mail/Mail on Sunday
  • Daily Mirror/Sunday Mirror
  • Daily Telegraph/Sunday Telegraph
  • Guardian
  • Independent
  • Observer
  • Times/Sunday Times

Newsbank Business Journals – access key UK business titles with back copies, including Campaign, Investors Chronicle and The Grocer. A worthy resource for Business and Economics students. To login, select Cheshire West and Chester Council Library as your designated Library Name and then type in your valid Cheshire Libraries’ membership I.D. in the username box.

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Seneca – free revision resources catered to the needs of GCSE and A-Level students. Revision materials are based on current exam board specifications and content is condensed to what actually need to know for your exams.



BFI Free Collection – The British Film Institute has a large archive collection of free films available which include shorts, historical, international, home video and feature films, etc.