Reigate Grammar School Library


Research Skills


Pupil Librarians

Heinemann World Book Online is the a comprehensive online reference encyclopedia. Based on the World Book, the world's number one selling encyclopedia, it provides a wealth of extra features and information, including more than 25,400 articles and 27,500 illustrations, photos and charts, an interactive atlas with over 2,200 maps and a dictionary with over 248,000 definitions. 35% of the content is updated each year.

The World Book Online is available for use both in and outside school. See posters in the reference room or ask Mrs. Roberts for the username and password.


Issues Online

The online version of the excellent printed series, Issues Online presents detailed information on topics such as cloning, euthanasia, globalization, fitness, drugs, money, censorship and more.

The subscription is only available in school. See Mrs. Roberts for more details.



The library also has a subscription to

Grove Art and Grove Music Online.

The multi-award winning Grove Music Online is comprised of:
* the full text of the acclaimed 29-volume New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (2nd edition)
* the 4-volume New Grove Dictionary of Opera
* the 3-volume New Grove Dictionary of Jazz (2nd edition)
Including 50,000 articles, sophisticated search and browse capabilities, Sibelius-enabled musical examples, and extensive links to musical sites on the Internet, Grove Music Online is the unsurpassed authority on all aspects of music.

- the unsurpassed authority on all aspects of visual art from prehistory to the present day
- offers online access to the entire text of the acclaimed 34-volume Dictionary of Art
- plus a vast range of additional material.

What Grove Art Online offers:
* 45,000 articles on every aspect of the visual arts from prehistory through the present
* 26 million words covering the fine arts, decorative arts, architecture, sculpture...
* 500,000 bibliographical citations
* 130,000 searchable links and images
* Search using concept, pattern and boolean options across the full text, biographies and bibliographies
* Browse by headwords, index entries and subjects


You can access Grove Music or Grove Art by going online and using the following codes:

Username: reigategrammar
Password: oxonline


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