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Encyclopedia Britannica Online

Registered members of Cork City Libraries can access Encyclopedia Britannica Online by entering their current membership barcode.  If you would like information on how to use Britannica, download the Britannica Help Guide or watch our YouTube video Using Britannica.

Learn Languages Online

Update: 22 April 2021. We wish to advise patrons that we will be changing supplier of this service in the coming months. We will let you know as soon as we have information.

We are pleased to bring you Transparent Language, an online language learning platform with over 100 languages, free with your library card. You can access Transparent Language on your desktop, through the Transparent Languages app, or through the RBDigital app.

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Patrons who already have signed up with RBDigital for online magazines:

  • Desktop users - go to https://lgma.rbdigitalglobal.com/service-details/education/transparent-language and click Checkout, sign in, and click Access.
  • RBdigital app users - Refresh the app homepage and an icon for Education (Transparent Language) should appear. Tap on Access. The courses are currently running through a browser on your device. They recommend Chrome.
  • Transparent Language App - Download the Transparent Language app from the App Store or Google Play. Sign in with your RBDigital account email address and password.

New users:

  • Desktop users - go to https://lgma.rbdigitalglobal.com/home and scroll down to the tab for Education (Transparent Language). Click on this, and click on Register Now to set up your account. You will need your library card, and to choose Cork City Libraries to complete the process.
  • RBDigital App - Download the RBDigital app from the App Store or Google Play. Tap on Register. Choose Ireland, and Cork City Libraries. Tap on Create Account. Enter your library barcode number and fill out all the fields to create your account.
  • Transparent Language App - Download the Transparent Language app from the App Store or Google Play. Sign in with your RBDigital account email address and password.

Troubleshooting:

Check with your branch library that your membership is valid. If your membership is ok and the problem persists, please contact RBDigital Help at https://lgma.rbdigitalglobal.com/help/support for desktop, or the in-app support at 'Need Help'?

Online Courses - Universal Class

Universal Class has over 500 online educational courses in a wide range of subjects, free with your library card.

If you would like information on how to use Universal Class, download the Universal Class Help Guide.

Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland is the ultimate reference work on family names of the UK, covering English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, Cornish, and immigrant surnames. Cork City Libraries borrowers can login by using their library barcode. If you would like information on how to use the Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland, download the Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland Help Guide.

In-house Online Resources

Dictionary of Irish Biography

The Dictionary of Irish Biography- This comprehensive and authoritative biographical dictionary for Ireland contains over 9,000 signed biographical articles. We provide free in-house access to the Dictionary of Irish Biography in all our libraries. (In-house access only)  If you would like information on how to use the Dictionary of Irish Biography, download the Dictionary of Irish Biography Help Guide.

JSTOR

JSTOR— An online archive of academic journals and other scholarly content. Cork City Libraries provides free in-house access to JSTOR's Ireland Collection of almost 100 journals within JSTOR. (In-house access only)  If you would like information on how to use JSTOR, download the JSTOR Help Guide

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