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The National Library of Scotland (NLS) subscribes to well over 100 electronic resources.

From subject specific databases to vast academic journal and eBook platforms, this is a significant research resource, most of which you can access remotely. It is also free to use to registered NLS users with a Scottish address, and registration is free, easy, and online.

  • The NLS are also making vast swathes of their own collections available online, with no need to register.  You can see the Library's digital collections gallery right away at this link https://digital.nls.uk/gallery

NLS - Family History Family and Local History

NLS has digitised thousands of items from its collections that can help you with your family and local history studies. Click this link to go straight there: https://digital.nls.uk/gallery/category/family-history.

Registered NLS users with a Scottish address can also make use of a range of useful resources for free. To find out more visit https://auth.nls.uk/eresources/browse/subject/98


NLS - Business Business Information

NLS has resources that can help with your business. To find out more go to https://www.nls.uk/business.

Registered NLS users with a Scottish address can also make use of a range of business resources for free. You can even use some of these resources from home https://www.nls.uk/business/eresources


NLS - Research Research Studies

NLS has digitised thousands of items from its collections that can help you with your research, from history to literature, art to sport. Click this link to see the collections that they have digitised so far: https://digital.nls.uk/gallery/categories.

Registered NLS users with a Scottish address can also make use of a range of research resources from home for free. To find out more about these amazing remote resources visit: https://auth.nls.uk/eresources/browse/access_type/2,5


NLS - Learning Curriculum Studies

NLS has digitised thousands of items that relate to school studies. Click this link to see the collections that they have that could help you with your school project right away: https://digital.nls.uk/gallery/category/learning.

They also have a section of their website called The Learning Zone. This can help you get started with ideas for your studies and projects, and can even help teachers too: https://www.nls.uk/learning-zone

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