Online Services

East Dunbartonshire Libraries provides a range of Online Information Services which can be accessed free of charge in any East Dunbartonshire library, or at home by registered library members.

The barcode number on your library card is required to access these resources.
For Oxford online resources your library barcode number should be prefixed with EDC e.g. EDC28060123456789.

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KnowUK
A unique online service providing UK-specific reference information from over 100 of the most widely used reference publications in the UK, fully indexed by subject. Up-to-date editions of many dictionaries, encyclopaedias, yearbooks and statistical sources are included. You will find that many of your general information needs can be answered from this source.

 

European Newsstream

National, regional and European newspaper titles, combining a wide range of newspapers in one database. Also included are some wire feeds, journals, magazines and other sources.’

Oxford Reference

Oxford Reference
A premium collection combines rich and scholarly resources offered by acclaimed titles in the Oxford Companions series with authoritative quick-reference coverage of the full subject spectrum, and a wide range of additional material such as maps, illustrations, and timelines. Includes 160 subject dictionaries, over one million entries across 25 subjects, English and bilingual dictionaries, 40 timelines and 12,500 images.
Please note: your library barcode number should be prefixed with EDC, eg EDC28060123456789.

Oxford English Dictionary

Oxford English Dictionary
The Oxford English Dictionary is widely acknowledged to be the most authoritative and comprehensive dictionary of English in the world. It is also the definitive record of English language development, tracing the evolution of more than 600,000 words over the last 1,500 years through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of sources.
Please note: your library barcode number should be prefixed with EDC, eg EDC28060123456789.

Oxford Dictionaries

Oxford Dictionaries

Published dictionaries in more than 40 languages, from modern European to classical languages, as well as languages from around the world, including Arabic, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Gujarati, and Swahili. Please note: your library barcode number should be prefixed with EDC, eg EDC28060123456789.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
The complete text of the Oxford DNB: 56,000 lives in 63 million words, with 10,300 portrait illustrations. An illustrated collection of more than 50,000 specially written biographies of the men and women from around the world who shaped all aspects of Britain’s past.
Please note: your library barcode number should be prefixed with EDC, eg EDC28060123456789.

Britannica

Britannica
An online version is available to 3 age specific groups. Each version has a home page with appropriate content, features and an interface that has been developed for that age group. They provide access to thousands of articles and illustrations covering most subject areas, a dictionary and thesaurus, a world atlas, quotations, video clips, timelines, country comparisons, the year in review, online journals and news bulletins.

Britannica

Encyclopaedia Britannica for ages 18 plus

Britannica Student

Britannica Student for ages 12-18

Britannica Junior

Britannica Junior for ages 5-12

Issues Online

Issues
A comprehensive reference source addressing contemporary social issues in the UK. A wide range of opinions are expressed on each issue. Sources include fact sheets, newspaper reports and features, journal and book extracts, government reports and statistics, pressure group literature and much more.

 Law&Rights

Law&Rights
Relevant and updated daily, Law&Rights is a complete legal resource for anyone with a question about the rights and responsibilities associated with living, working or engaging in life in Britain.

Scotsman Digital Archive

The Scotsman Digital Archive (1817-1950)

The Scotsman Digital Archive allows you to search every Scotsman newspaper published between 1817 and 1950. Use it to find significant moments in the history of Scotland, major historical world events or discover if your ancestor appears in the births, marriages and deaths notices, or even in a news story.

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Scran

Part of the Royal Commission on the Ancient & Historical Monuments of Scotland, Scran is one of the largest educational online services in the UK, providing digital materials representing Scottish culture and history. The learning resource service hosts 360,000 images, movies and sounds from museums, galleries, archives and the media.

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ScotlandsPlaces allows you to search across three national databases  (Historic Environment Scotland; The National Records of Scotland; The National Library of Scotland) to access historical resources relating to places throughout Scotland. Using geographic locations, enter a place name into the search box, or select a county from the map image to refine your search.
Go Citizen

Go Citizen

If you are studying for the Life in the UK test or British citizenship test this site includes an online version of the latest official study materials licensed from the Home Office, plus hundreds of practice test questions in the same format as the official test. Select the above link and complete the registration details. When you are asked for your library membership number please type the barcode number with no spaces.

Theory Test Pro

Theory Test Pro

Theory Test Pro is a highly realistic online simulation of the UK's driving theory test. Select the link for the Theory Test Pro websiteand complete the registration to get started. When you are asked for your library membership number please type the barcode number with no spaces.

Access to Research                     

Access to Research   Available in Libraries Only
Over 10 million academic articles are available, free of charge. Students, independent researchers and small businesses can now access many of the world’s best academic papers through their local libraries, a result of a unique collaboration between librarians and publishers, who have made their journal content available for free.

 Which? Extra

Which? Extra  Available in Libraries Only
An online version of the well known consumer magazine providing honest and unbiased reviews on products and services, with advice that helps you to make informed decisions, bringing you better value.

Croner

Croner-i Health, Safety & Environment   Available in Libraries Only
Broken down into core topic areas such as accident and first aid, chemical hazards, workplace hazards, each topic is supported by forms, checklists and policies. There is also access to full text legislation, HSE guidance documents, essential high level court cases and practical tools that allow you to report accidents and manage risk assessment and audits.

Croner

Croner-i Human Resources  Available in Libraries Only
Croner-i Human Resources is a comprehensive online information service that provides instant access to changing employment legislation and HR best practice.

 Ancestry

Ancestry  Available in Libraries Only
Ancestry is one of the most popular family history websites, offering access to thousands of searchable databases and valuable record information. Useful resources include: Census Collections for Scotland, England and Wales; Civil Registration Index, England and Wales. Military records; Immigration and Emigration records; charts and forms to help you build your family tree.

Statistical Accounts of Scotland

Statistical Accounts of Scotland   Available in Libraries Only
The two Statistical Accounts of Scotland, covering the 1790s and the 1830s, are invaluable contemporary reports of life during the agricultural and industrial revolutions in Scotland. Learn more about the area in which you or your ancestors have lived, or use this basic source to study the economic and social affect of the world's first industrial nation.

Based largely on information supplied by each parish church minister, the original (First) Statistical Account and the New (Second) Statistical Account provide a rich record of a wide variety of topics: wealth, class and poverty; climate, agriculture, fishing and wildlife; population, schools, and the moral health of the people.

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The British Newspaper Archive  Available in Libraries Only
The British Library's newspaper collections are among the finest in the world, containing most of the runs of newspapers published in the UK since 1800. You can find news articles, family notices, letters, obituaries, and advertisements. Search hundreds of millions of articles by keyword, name, location, date or title and watch your results appear in an instant.