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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.




Law & Rights


Concerned about your rights? Have a legal question about employment, family law, housing, immigration or social security?  Use Law & Rights (  to find summaries of English, Welsh and Scottish legislation.  Library card number required for access.


Theory Test Pro




Theory Test Pro is a realistic online simulation 
of the UK's driving theory test with material licensed from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), the people who set the tests.


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




Go Citizen


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for candidates preparing for the Life in the UK Test or British citizenship test. It includes an online version of the latest official study materials licensed from the Home Office.

Access to 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
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Access to material from Oxford Bibliographies and Very Short Introductions


Watch the Very Short Introductions video 


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​.



New Resource!     

find my past is the best place to discover your family’s story, with over 8 billion records and over 11 million historical newspaper pages to explore.

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. 

Scran is also available at Bridgeton Library. Just ask staff for a password  





IBISWorld, the UK’s most comprehensive collection of Industry Market Research and Industry Risk Ratings. Read more...

​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.


Business start-up, marketing lists, Intellectual Property, Legislation. For more Business resources and information  go to our Business pages.




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 rb digital .


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New Resource!  
Access hundreds of historic newspapers from all over Britain and Ireland​ with The British Newspaper Archive​


You can now learn over 100 languages online with your library card. You can also learn English for speakers of over 25 languages. 
The system is fully functional on tablet web browsers and the companion mobile apps for iOS and Android devices make it easy to continue learning at anytime.

So start learning a new language today - for FREE! 
Sign in to Transparent Language Online HERE ​​using your library card number.​​



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


Current music journals and magazines can be found Current music journals and magazines can be found via Proquest and rb digital .

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