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    GOVERNMENT

    International & UK Government

    European Union
    The Department for Communities and Local Government
    Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)

    DCMS Sixth Report 1999-2000 Public Libraries

    Framework for the Future: Libraries, Learning and Information in the Next Decade, DCMS, 2003

    Freedom of Information

    DCMS 2005 Report into Libraries

    The Department for Education & Skills
    Directory of MPs & Peers
    National Audit Office

    Parliamentary & Official Documents

    Public Libraries and Museums Act,1964
    UK Parliament

    United Nations
    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Org.

    Local Government
    The Local Government Association

    The Local Government Ombudsman
    The London Assembly
    London Borough Directory
    London Councils
    ( formerly The Association of London Government)
    London's Political Map

    The New Performance Framework for Local Authorities & Local Authority Partnerships

    Unison, the public sector trade union

    Gov. Research Organisations
    Research Councils UK

    Policy Research Organisations
    The Adam Smith Institute
    The Bow Group
    Catalyst
    The Campaign for the Freedom of Information
    The Centre for Policy Studies
    CentreForum
    Chatham House
    The Constitution Unit
    Civitas
    Demos
    BEUC, (the European Consumers' Organisation)
    The Fabian Society
    The Future of the Book
    The Henry Jackson Society
    Institute of Economic Affairs

    Institute for Fiscal Studies
    The Institute for the Future of the Book
    The Institute for Public Policy Research
    The Joseph Rountree Foundation
    Localis
    New Economics Foundation
    New Local Government Network
    New Policy Institute
    Policy Exchange
    Politeia
    Reform
    The Smith Institute
    Social Market Foundation

    HERITAGE

    The Arms of London
    The British Council
    Charles Darwin's Complete Works

    Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE)
    English Heritage
    A Guide to History Libraries & Collections in London
    Institute for Cultural Heritage

    The Multilingual Inventory of Cultural Heritage
    Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA)
    Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA), London
    National Literacy Trust
    The National Trust
    The Reading Agency

    Archives
    Archive of Internet sites
    Archives & Manuscript Collections of the M25 Group

    The British Cartoon Archive

    British Film Institute National Archive
    The British Jigsaw Puzzle Library

    Crace Collection of Maps of London
    Crossword Archive
    Census Records, England and Wales 1841-1911
    Family History
    The Family Records Consortium
    History Map of UK

    Institute of Historical Research (IHR)
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Mass Observation Archive
    Medieval Lands
    National Archives
    On Line Newspapers & Magazines
    Out of Print Books
    Oxford Dictionaries Online
    The Poetry Archive
    Post Code Information
    Royal College of Music Archive
    The Royal Mail Archive

    Sound Archive (BL)
    Times Digital Archive
    Unlimited UK Telephone Number Searches - 1

    Unlimited UK Telephone Number Searches - 2
    Wordia Online Dictionary
    World-wide Telephone Links

    Art
    African Art Museums
    The Arts Council of England
    Asian Art Museums
    Canadian Art Museums
    European Art Museums
    Film London
    Government Art Collection
    Grove Art Online
    Grove Music Online
    Middle Eastern Art Museums
    Multi-part Choral Sets in Public Libraries
    Royal Society of Arts
    US Art Museums

    Sciences
    Biology
    Geography & Earth Sciences
    Hubble Telescope
    Mathematics
    New Scientist
    Physical Sciences Gateway
    Science Museum

    Libraries
    Andrew Carnegie and Public Libraries
    British Architectural Library, Royal Inst. of British Architects *
    The British Jigsaw Puzzle Library
    The British Library
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    The History of Rate-Supported Public Libraries in London
    John Passmore Edwards and Public Libraries

    The International Children's Digital Library
    The Library of Congress

    London's First Public Library
    London's Specialist Libraries
    Merged Catalogues of University and National Libraries in the UK and Ireland
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    The M25 Group of Higher Education Libraries *
    The National Electronic Library for Health
    The National Libraries of Europe
    Newspaper Library

    The Open University Library

    Public Lending Rights Information
    UK Higher Education & Research Libraries
    The UK Public Libraries Page
    UNESCO Libraries Portal
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    Use Selected Specialist or Academic Libraries

    Library Organisations
    Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals
    The Library Association
    The Library Association Links

    The People's Network Online
    The Public Library Association (American Library Association)
    The Society of Chief Librarians

    Literary Criticism
    dovegreyreader scribbles
    The Guardian
    Ready Steady Book

    READING LISTS

    Book Army
    Bookslut.com

    Google Books
    Reader2Reader.net

    WhichBook.net
    WhatShallIRead.com

    RESOURCES

    Atlapedia Online (maps and statistics on countries of the world)
    Calibre e-book management software
    CIA - The World Factbook
    Crace Collection of Maps of London
    Copyright & Fair Use
    (Stanford University Libraries)
    Librarians' Index to the Internet
    Poetry Hunter

    Questia (books and journal articles in the humanities and social sciences)
    RNIB Talking Books

    Wikipedia
    Wordia Online Dictionary

    E-book & E-manuscript Sources
    Adobe Sample PDF eBook Library
    Bartleby.com
    Baen Free Library
    Bloomsbury Open Access
    Books.google.com
    (Google Book Search)
    Cornell University historical monographs
    DailyLit.com
    Flat World Knowledge free textbooks
    FreeBookSpot.com
    Free E-Books.net
    Free E-Cards from B.L.
    Free Mobipocket E-books

    Gutenberg Project (Main Site)
    Gutenberg Project (UK Mirror Site)
    Kobobooks

    Latin E-Books
    LibriVox.org (free audio books)
    Online Books (List of Free E-books on the Internet)
    Open Content Text Books
    Open Library
    Overdrive (Library ebook aggregator)
    RareBookRoom.org
    Science E-books
    Shakespeare’s Complete Works

    Wikibooks Open-content Textbooks Collection

    STATISTICS

    The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy
    DCLG Statistics
    EU Statistics

    Government Statistics
    International Library Statistics (ISO 2789 2006)
    Key Facts about London
    Key Statistics About England's Public Libraries
    Library Performance Indicators (ISO 11620 1998)
    London Statistics
    Loughborough University Library Statistics Unit
    Neighbourhood Statistics

    WRITERS ORGANISATIONS

    The Poetry Society
    The Crime Writers Association