Category Archives: Reference

Hammersmith Means Business

Francis Serjeant , our Tri-Borough Reference Librarian, has opened the eyes of Hammersmith & Fulham residents to the potential of local libraries helping local businesses… “The “Hammersmith Means Business” event, which took place on Thursday 17th March, was organised to bring local businesses and … Continue reading

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Family history and Hammersmith Library

On Tuesday the 19th of January I was joined by a very of enthusiastic group of genealogists. They wanted to delve further into their family’s pasts and I was just as determined to show them how they could do so … Continue reading

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Help with Your Homework

Many “centuries ago,” when as a parent of primary school sons, my heart would sink with a request for help with homework even if they asked several days before the deadline. Given time to research the relevant information this would … Continue reading

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(Advanced) Searching the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Warning! searching our online resource the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (DNB) can be addictive as, to quote the popular phrase, “all human life is here”. Most people use this dictionary to search for a specific individual. However you may … Continue reading

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Fulham Library is getting a makeover!

As part of the refurbishment of Fulham Library, the reference library is getting a much-needed makeover. As a listed building, the original fixtures and fittings will stay, but a splosh of paint and some new carpet will give a much … Continue reading

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Feeling Clever? Quiz Yourself at Encyclopaedia Britannica

This month we laughed at politicians getting names wrong or being scared to do their times tables on air. What about us? How do we stack up? One fun way of testing ourselves is by taking on one of these … Continue reading

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Happy National Libraries Day!

Today, 7 February is National Libraries Day – are you coming to the library today? We’d love to see you. If you haven’t been to the library for a while, pick your nearest one and come and find out what … Continue reading

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Access to Research – in your local library

‘Accessibility, sustainability, excellence: how to expand access to research publications’. There’s a snazzy title for a document that I’m sure all of you have pored over. Or maybe you know it better as the Finch Report. Or maybe you don’t know it at … Continue reading

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Online resource of the month: Who’s Who and Who was Who

 Sandeep Dhaliwal, Tri-borough Reference Librarian, writes: Who’s Who is a very popular resource both locally and nationally at public libraries. It is free for library members and what sets it apart from its competitors is that each entry is provided by … Continue reading

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The Bad Boy of Star Road

The building once known as Star Road School, now Fulham Prep. opened in January 1880. However the log books, preserved in the Hammersmith and Fulham Archives, show that the boys’ department existed four years earlier. As one of the new … Continue reading

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