Research 24/7

Research 24/7

Need some help with your homework or tracing your family history? Need to check the spelling of a word, source a quotation or consult an encyclopaedia? Or find an article that's been published? Or maybe you need support with a start-up or new business. Help is at hand.

If you're a library member of Glasgow Libraries you can access all of our online resources from your local library or The Mitchell. You can also use many of them from home or work by entering your library card number - just follow the links below.

If you're not already a member join online and you can get access straight away.


ProQuest:ABI/Inform       proquestborder.GIF

ABI/INFORM® is the original aggregated business journals database with online access to over 4,975 business and management journals from around the world.

 Available in all Glasgow Libraries
Access from home or work by entering your library card number


19th Century British Library Newspapers

48 UK titles giving a detailed view of life in 19th century Britain. Scottish titles include The Glasgow Herald, Aberdeen Journal, Dundee Courier and Caledonian Mercury. Full text searching. Fantastic resource for genealogists and historians.



Ancestry brings your family's past to life…census; immigration records; births, deaths and marriages.

British Standards           

For printouts or to purchase full copies contact Business at The Mitchell




Complete Business Reference Adviser Factsheets on all aspects of running a business.
Available in all Glasgow Libraries
Access from work or home by entering your library card number
Starting-up or expanding your own business? Visit Business at The Mitchell where you can get access to top-quality online business databases including MINT and Key Note 






Search encyclopaedias, dictionaries, thesauri, books of quotations, subject guides in this
excellent resource.
Available in all Glasgow Libraries
Access from work or home by entering your library card number

If you're not already a member join online and get access to many of our resources straight away.

Gale Literature Resource Center

The world’s most current, comprehensive - and reliable - literature database with biographical entries, articles, journals, reviews, literary criticism, full text-poems, plays and interviews. Fabulous tool for students - and teachers. Or anyone interested in books and authors.

Grants for Individuals and Trustfunding

The Directory of Social Change (DSC) is an independent charity which provides essential information and training to the voluntary sector to enable charities to achieve their mission. The library subscribes to 2 of their databases:​​



Grants for Individuals
Contains details of grant givers who provide funding for individuals, as opposed to funding for projects or groups of people. Funds are available for welfare and education.

All the information you need to make applications to the trusts most likely to fund your cause and increase your fundraising success. is the first choice for fundraisers and the best-selling trustfunding resource.



Available in the Mitchell Library (General Services department)



Guardian Digital Microfilm

Access ProQuest's Digital Microfilm of
The Guardian from 2010 onwards.
Available in all Glasgow Libraries 

key Note 

The leading supplier of market research and business intelligence with thousands of reports covering every major industry. 
Available in all Glasgow Libraries

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography 

50,000 biographies of influential figures who helped shape British history.
Available in all Glasgow Libraries
Access from work or home by entering your library card number

Oxford English Dictionary 

Search the authoritative dictionary of the English language.

Oxford Reference Online 

Search language and subject reference works from one of the world's most trusted resources.
Available in all Glasgow Libraries 
Access from home/work by entering your library card number.
Join online and get immediate access to our online resources



Proquest Central 

An award winning  database, combining 30 of ProQuest's most popular databases covering over 160 subject areas including business, science and technology, medicine and health, literature and language, society, culture, the arts, history, and more.
ProQuest Central is the largest aggregated full-text database in the market today totaling more than 17,000 titles—with over 11,400 titles in full text. It serves as the central resource for researchers at all levels in all markets.
Available in all Glasgow Libraries
Access from work or home by entering your library card number

ProQuest: Historical Newspapers - The Scotsman (1817 - 1950)

Full text searching. Results available in PDF format. Fantastic resource for genealogists and historians.  

Rock's Backpages

The ultimate archive of music journalism contains classic articles on artists from Aaliyah to ZZ Top, on all genres from rockabilly to hip hop and by the finest music writers of the last 50 years including Lester Bangs and Nick Kent.
Rock's Backpages also features a library of over 300 audio interviews, including classic conversations with Leonard Cohen, Morrissey, Little Richard, Arthur Lee,
Joni Mitchell,
Johnny Cash and Kurt Cobain
360,000 Scottish images & media from museums, galleries, archives and media organisations.
Available in The Mitchell




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