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Research 24/7

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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.

 

New Resources For 2016

 
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Theory Test Pro is a realistic online simulation of the UK's driving theory test. It contains the official practice test question bank, hazard perception video clips and an online version of the Highway Code. All this material is licensed from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), the people who set the tests.

 
How to sign up for Theory Test Pro - When you first use Theory Test Pro, you will need to register with your name, email address and password. This allows you to save your test scores so you can follow your progress as you practice for the test.

 
Access to Theory Test Pro is completely free within any Glasgow Library and can also be accessed from home with a Glasgow Library card. 

 
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GoCitizen.co.uk is an online study resource for candidates preparing for the Life in the UK Test or British citizenship test. The service includes an online version of the latest official study materials licensed from the Home Office, the people who write the handbook, plus hundreds of practice test questions in the same format as the official test.

 
How to sign up for GoCitizen.co.uk - When you first use GoCitizen.co.uk, you will need to register with your name, email address and password. This allows you to save your test scores so you can follow your progress as you practice for the test.

 
Access to GoCitizen.co.uk is completely free within any Glasgow Library and can also be accessed from home with a Glasgow Library card.

 

 

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​.

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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

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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​ .

 

Funding 

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

Available in the Mitchell Library (General Services Department).

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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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Literature

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.

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Music

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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