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Your Library membership enables you to access, free, a varied range of online resources. All the titles in the first list below can be accessed from anywhere and at any time with your library card and an internet connection. Those in the second list can be used in all (or most) libraries in the City. Alternatively, you may explore the resources by clicking on the categories listed to the right.
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A to Z of Remotely Accessible Resources
To access your chosen resource, click on the logo or the highlighted title. You will be requested to enter your library card number. Enter the full number as it appears on the card (if using an Accord Card omit the last two digits).
busythings a wonderful quirky online educational resource for children aged 3 - 6. Filled with fun, humourous characters and lively colourful settings, children will love playing these fun educational games.
Britannica Junior for Children
Britannica Student for Young People and Students.
The Library's eMagazine service offers full digital copies of your favourite magazines for free from your computer, smartphone or tablet.
The Employability Self Assessment tool assists job seekers in evaluating their work skills.
Go Citizen for the UK Test is a study resource for candidates preparing for the Life in the UK or UK Citizenship test.
Grid Club is a children's website offering educational resources, games, quizzes and activities based round curricular areas. Aimed mainly at 7-11 year olds, there are also some activities for 5-7s and 11+.
Illustrated London News An Archive of the world's first illustrated weekly newspaper from its debut in 1842 until 2003.
Enter number then choose from list.
Issues Online examines a huge range of topical issues including social, environmental and ethical.
Kompass EasyBusiness is a premium business resource containing information on over 4.5 million companies.
Life in Great Britain enables you to learn, practice and revise for, the British Citizenship Test.
NB. You can presently choose to use the old or new version once you have logged on.
19th. Century British Library Newspapers offers a selection of titles from around the British Isles which includes the Aberdeen Journal
With its up-to-date online dictionaries, thesauruses and language reference content, Oxford Dictionaries Pro is an extensive English language resource, offering quick search access to definitions of words, phrases, and idioms.
The Oxford English Dictionary is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. Find the meaning, history and pronunciation of over 600,000 English words - past and present.
The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography is an illustrated collection of more than 57,000 specially written biographies of the men and women from around the world who shaped all aspects of Britain's past.
Oxford Art Online is an authoritative resource detailing the world of art and artists. Incorporating Grove Art, as well as Benezit Dictionary of Artists, users can browse articles on a wide range of subjects, including history, styles and biographies.
Oxford Music Online offer users the chance to explore Grove Music and many other works to discover detail on the music industry; including record labels, performers and the many different genres of music from early roots to the modern era.
Oxford Reference Online is a collection of reference works which includes encyclopedias, subject dictionaries and language dictionaries from the publishing stable of Oxford University Press.
Rocks BackPages The ultimate archive of music journalism.
Scotsman Archive & UK Newsstand Offers every edition of the Scotsman from 1817 to 1950. Enter card number and log in, then click on "News" and choose Scotsman.
SCRAN is an award-winning learning website with over 360,000 images, videos and sounds from museums, galleries and archives. It covers a wide range of subjects including local history, architecture, fashion and much more.
Silver City Vault houses Images and Records of Aberdeen.
Wood of Words has now replaced Stories from the Web. This exciting new online database has lots of activities and useful information on reading, writing and books. If you are a library member you can join using your library card number.
Tell Me More offers online language learning
Theory Test Pro enables you to try a realistic online simulation of the UK Driving Theory Test. Log on to set up your free personal account.
The Times Digital Archive is complete from 1785 to 2007. Enter library card number then choose from list.
Scotsman Archive & UK Newsstand A selection of newspapers from the UK and Ireland. Enter card number and log in, then click on "News" and choose UK Newsstand. Newspapers from the UK and Ireland.
UK Press Online offers a wide range of historic newspapers, including access to the Daily Express from 1900 to the present.
Venture gives lots of information about living, working and studying abroad.
Who Else Writes Like Find out who else writes like a favourite author.
Who Next is a guide for children to finding similar authors to those you may have enjoyed reading..
Who's Who & Who Was Who from 1898 to date.
World Book online Choose from three versions Kids, Student and Discover
Please see 'eMagazines'
Resources Available Within Libraries
Access To Research allows users to browse thousands of academic articles on a variety of subjects from within any Aberdeen City Library.
Family History resource available in Central and all Community Libraries.
Aberdeen City Libraries offer access to British Standards Online - bibliographic, citation and full text of over 60,000 British, adopted European and International Standards.
Access to British Standards is available from all of our library service points. For help and assistance, just speak to a member of staff.
Find My Past is a family history resource available in Central and all Community Libraries.
The British Newspaper Archive contains millions of pages of historical news content, including both the Aberdeen Journal (1798 - 1950) and Evening Express (1879 - 1954). Accessing the resource is free within libraries, but users will need to register on the website first.
Mint UK by Bureau Van Dijk is an excellent electronic resource providing a wealth of UK company intelligence and information for business. Mint UK is accessible free of charge in the Information Centre of the Central Library.
Available in the Central Library, Kincorth Customer Access Point and in Airyhall, Bridge of Don, Bucksburn, Cornhill, Culter, Cults, Dyce and Ferryhill Community Libraries.
Other Online Resources in Central Library
- CANS [Consumer Advice]
- Company Giving [Grants and Funding]
- Grants for Individuals [Grants and Funding]
- SpecialistInfo [Health]
Further descriptions of these and all our Online Resources can be found within the category listings in the column to the right.
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