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Quality information at your fingertips, where and when you need it

You can search a variety of online databases for free at home, on the move or using the library computers.  Click on the links to search using excellent resources for homework and research.  You can bring facts to life and search newspapers.

Simply enter your library barcode if searching from home or on your mobile device.

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Encyclopaedia Britannica comes in three different age levels:

Britannica Junior : homework help and fun for primary school children

Britannica Student : quality, reliable information, suitable for older children and teenagers

Britannica Adult : facts, figures, news and events brought to life, regularly updated with topical features.

Britannica Online Summer Reading Challenge Material

New for summer 2018, Britannica Library Online have created a special collection of resources to support students participating in the Summer Reading Challenge.

This contains articles, images and videos all linked in some way to this year's theme of Mischief Makers.


The Gazette Access to the Edinburgh, London and Belfast Gazettes. A great source of information on legislation and parliamentary business.

Access to Research 

Discover a world of academic research for free through your library.


National Libraries of Scotland

The National Library of Scotland has digital collections which are accessible to everyone in Scotland online and which contain thousands of electronic journals, abstracts, eBooks, manuscripts, newspapers, plus many items. 

The National Library of Scotland can also offer extensive business information to help Scottish companies with market research, company information and branding. 

All of these services are free.

pdf icon National Library of Scotland Posters January 2018 [269kb]

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