Lots of online resources
Books and authors
Bibliographies for over 30,000 authors. Information on over 350,000 books.
Scottish Book Trust
Scottish Book Trust is a national charity changing lives through reading and writing.
Looking for something different? Whichbook can help you find what you didn’t know you were looking for, listing lots of intriguing and less well-known titles
Who else writes like…?
Finished your favourite author and don’t know who else to read? Try this easy to use site with in-depth information on books and authors. You will need your library card number to access this site from your own PC.
Research and reference
Access to Research
Access many of the world’s best academic papers across science, technology, medicine and other disciplines in your local Library. Access to Research provides licensed online access to over 1.5 million journal articles and conference proceedings. With 8,400 journals included in the initiative at the moment, this will make content in the fields of Health and Biological Sciences (20%), Social Sciences (18%) and Engineering (14%) available to the public. Users will also be able to read a wide variety of articles in the fields of Art & Architecture, Business, Environmental Science, History, Journalism, Languages, Politics, Film, Philosophy and Religion, Mathematics and Physics. This resource is only available from Library PCs.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
59,972 biographies, 72 million words, 11,440 portraits. The Oxford DNB is the national record of men and women who have shaped British history and culture, worldwide, from the Romans to the 21st century, offering concise, up-to-date biographies written by named, specialist authors. You will need your library card number to access sites from your own PC.
Local studies / People, then and now
Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition is a genealogy database ideal for the family or the social historian, with more than 5 billion names in over 4,000 collections and is continuously expanding with new content added daily. So, who will you discover? This resource is only available from Library PCs.
Award winning history and culture website giving instant access to images, sounds, movies and learning resources. Contains over one million records from museums, galleries and archives.
John Johnson Collection
John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera shows the changing nature of life in Britain in the 18th to early 20th centuries.SCRAN OnlineAward-winning history and culture website giving instant access to images, sounds, movies and learning resources. Contains over one million records from museums, galleries and archives.
Useful links for kids
A teaching and learning website for five to 12-year-olds with over 500 interactive learning resources and games. A reference section, parents’ area and teachers’ area with curriculum links, lesson plans and worksheets. You will need your library card number to access sites from your own PC
The home of learning and revision resources including learner guides for primary and secondary students.