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 (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)
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.

 

The Encyclopedia Britannica Online (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)
Search over 118,000 articles, images, maps and more. For children, students and adults.

Access the Encyclopedia Britannica (Opens in a new window or downloads a file) from home.

 

Britannica ImageQuest (Opens in a new window or downloads a file) has millions of rights-cleared images available for non-commercial, educational use.  Ideal for teacher lesson plans, assignments, classroom activities, student reports and projects; or school websites, newsletters, newspapers, flyers and bulletins.

Access Britannica ImageQuest (Opens in a new window or downloads a file) from home.

 

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European Newsstream (ProQuest) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Local, regional and national newspapers online; including The Guardian, Le Monde, the New Statesmen and the Times Educational Supplement.

 

GoCitizen.co.uk in partnership with Western Isles Libraries

Go Citizen (Opens in a new window or downloads a file) An online study resource for candidates preparing for the Life in the UK test or British citizenship test.

 

Gaelic Resource database

Gaelic Resource database (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)
Gaelic Resource database: A searchable database of Gaelic resources, including books, songs, rhymes and multi-media. 

 

Law and Rights

 Law&Rights (Opens in a new window or downloads a file) 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.

 

 

Scran

Scran (Opens in a new window or downloads a file) 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 (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)
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 (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)
Online product reviews and recommendations – all Western Isles Libraries have a login which can be requested for use on a library computer.