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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.
Oxford Dictionary of Family Names is a huge new dictionary with over 45,000 entries . It is the ultimate reference work on family names of the UK, covering English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, Cornish, and immigrant surnames. It includes every surname that currently has more than 100 bearers, and those that had more than 20 bearers in the 1881 census.
This authoritative guide includes an introductory essay explaining the historical background, formation, and typology of surnames and a guide to surnames research and family history research. Additional material also includes a list of published and unpublished lists of surnames from the Middle Ages to the present day
Access to Oxford Dictionary of Family Names is completely free in any Glasgow Library, from home or on a mobile device with a Glasgow Library card.
FREE online language courses from Glasgow Libraries
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.
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Access to Transparent Language Online is completely free in any Glasgow Library, from home or on a mobile device with a Glasgow Library card.
Theory Test Pro is a realistic online simulation of the UK's driving theory test. It contains the official practice test question bank, hazard perception video clips and an online version of the Highway Code. All this material is licensed from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), the people who set the tests.
When you first use Theory Test Pro, you will need to register with your name, email address and password. This allows you to save your test scores so you can follow your progress as you practise for the test.
Access to GoCitizen.co.uk is completely free within any Glasgow Library and can also be accessed from home with a Glasgow Library card.
Ancestry brings your family's past to life; census, immigration records, births, death and marriages.
Available in all Glasgow Libraries. For more information see our Family History website
|Explore our cultural heritage with Scottish images and media from museums, galleries, archives and media organisations via Scran. Available in The Mitchell.|
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Access a wide range of current and historical newspapers, journals and magazines with your library card.
UK Newsstand (formerly NewsUK) provides international, national and regional news, combining regional and national British newspaper titles in a single database.
19th Century British Library Newspapers provides one of the richest collections of primary source material in the world.
The Scotsman 1817-1950 provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.
Current magazines are also available via Zinio
Zinio eMagazines is a great service which lets you read digital copies of your favourite magazines for FREE! Check out magazines through the Glasgow Libraries Zinio page.
GALE Literature Resource Center provides biographical entries, author portraits, critical essays, reviews, overviews of frequently studied works, and thousands of full-text poems, short stories, and plays using powerful search methods. Ideal for students and teachers alike.
Mint UK (Read Only)
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Log on to your account at libcat.csglasgow.org and in my profile tick the “SMS notifications” options box. Be sure to check we have the most up to date mobile number for you.
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