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Online Resources

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 encyclopedia? 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

Go Citizen is an online study resource 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 Go Citizen 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.

Oxford DNB

Oxford English Dictionary Online

The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

Oxford Dictionaries

Oxford Reference
​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 visit Family History.

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.


COBRA​ ​Complete Business Reference Adviser

MINT UK Powerful streamlined business information

Law and Business Small business commissioner

IBISWorld The UK’s most comprehensive collection of Industry Market Research and Industry Risk Ratings.

BSOL British Standards Online ​To login to BSOL, enter your Glasgow Library card number and PIN into the account login box on our Online Catalogue 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).

Grants for individuals

Trust Funding

Newspapers & Magazines

Access current and historical newspapers, journals and magazines with your library card. Current magazines are also available via Zinio.


British Library Newspapers


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 ​​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.

Literature Resource Centre


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​. Read more here.​​​​​​​​​​​

Related Documents

A-Z Online Resources

Business @ The Mitchell Online Resources

Market Research and Business Planning

Grants for Individuals Guide

Trustfunding Guide