Database of standards published by the British Standards Institution. Includes purchase options but many members of public libraries have free access via their county library websites.
Subscription service delivering accurate and up-to-date legal information on British and European law. Includes a three day trial but many public and educational libraries provide free home access.
Gives access to 150 experts on a variety of topics, available to answer questions and offer advice by phone.
Guinness World Records
Interactive site allowing users to look up records, and explore a wealth of content, as well as finding out how to set a record.
Contains a wide range of user contributed instructions and guides for accomplishing just about any task. Includes information on how to contribute.
Information and Records Management Society
Professional organisation for those concerned with record or information management. Features information on special interest groups and Society awards, as well as conference details and downloadable guides.
Key to English Place Names
University of Nottingham project which enables users to search for the meaning of any place name in England.
Museums, Libraries and Archives Council
Government agency supporting museums, galleries, libraries and archives in England; includes information about their programmes, publications, events, and regional network.
Contains detailed information on the origin and meanings of thousands of English sayings, phrases and idioms. Includes a discussion forum.
The Rudiments of Wisdom
Features thousands of cartoons by British cartoonist and engineer Tim Hunkin, offering wisdom and explanations for just about everything, from angels to zinc.
Provides an extensive collection of quotes for all occasions.
Society of Indexers
Professional organisation for British and Irish indexers; includes news, publications and information on meetings and conferences.
Registered charity which aims to assist members of the scholarly and professional information supply chain to work together.
Promotes the Who's Who directory, containing biographies of "everyone who's anyone" in British society. Includes a history of the publication, list of new entries and advice for those charged with writing the biography entries.