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Online Reference

Most of these reference resources are available to all our members from home. You will need your membership card number to log in (all 14 numbers, but no spaces).

Access To Research

Access to Research
Free access is now available to over 1.5 million academic articles on topics including: art, architecture, business, engineering, history, languages, politics, philosophy, mathematics and the sciences. Access is from library computers only.

Ask Scotland
Ask Scotland
An online information service that lets you get real answers from real people.  Get an answer to your information enquiry immediately!

The Statistical Accounts of Scotland online.

Encyclopedia Britannica
The Encyclopedia Britannica Online
Search over 118,000 articles, images, maps and more. For children, students and adults.


European Newsstream (Proquest)
Local, regional and national newspapers online; including The Guardian, Le Monde, the New Statesmen and the Times Educational Supplement. in partnership with Western Isles Libraries
Go Citizen
An online study resource for candidates preparing for the Life in the UK test or British citizenship test.

Gaelic Resource database: A searchable database of Gaelic resources, including books, songs, rhymes and multi-media.

L and R
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.


Oxford Reference
An entire reference library online. Search over 200 Oxford encyclopedias and companions, covering over 35 subject areas. Ideal for students and researchers.
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A collection of resources on Scotland’s history and culture. Access the website from a library computer.

Theory Test Pro in partnership with Western Isles Libraries
Theory Test Pro
Theory Test Pro is a highly realistic online simulation of the UK's driving theory tests for all vehicle categories. It contains all the official test questions licensed from the DSA, the people who set the tests.

Which Magazine
Which? Magazine
Online product reviews and recommendations – all Western Isles Libraries have a login which can be requested for use on a library computer.