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 are a member of Glasgow Libraries you can access our online resources from The Mitchell or your Local Library. You can also use many of them from home or work by entering your library card number. If you're not already a member, join online and you can get access straight away.


Homework Help & General Reference 

Encyclopaedias and Dictionaries. Check facts, quotations and historical biographies. Credo Topic pages. 

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Family History & Cultural Heritage

Ancestry brings your family's past to life; census, immigration  records, births, deaths and  marriages. Available in all Glasgow Libraries. For more information see our Family History website​.


Explore our cultural heritage with Scottish images and media from museums, galleries, archives and media organisations via Scran. Available in The Mitchell. Please ask staff for password.



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Business start-up, marketing lists, Intellectual Property. Mint UK and Key Note are available in all Glasgow Libraries. Cobra and BSOL are also available from work or home.


Select the BSOL logo above to link to the resource within the Library network.
To login to BSOL from home enter your Glasgow Library card number and PIN
into the account login box on our Online Catalogue page then follow the BSOL link.


More Business resources and information  available via our Business webpages​ .



Search for grant givers who provide funding for individuals or groups and increase your fundraising success. 

Available in the Mitchell Library (General Services Department).



Newspapers & Magazines

Access current and historical newspapers, journals and magazines with your library card.

Current magazines are also available via Zinio.

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Find author biographies, articles, journals, reviews, literary criticism, full text-poems, plays and interviews. Ideal for students and teachers alike.

Literary journals and magazines are also available via Proquest.



Rock’s Backpages provides an archive of music journalism featuring classic articles and audio interviews.

Current music journals and magazines can be found via Proquest and Zinio​.




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