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Access up-to-date local, national and international information resources and advice for FREE. As a member of the library service you have privileged access to a range of premium subscription resources.

Arts & Culture

  • Oxford Art Online
  • Oxford Music Online
  • Am Baile Highland History
  • SCRAN image database

Biography & People

  • Who’s Who?
  • Dictionary of National Biography (DNB)
  • Statistical Accounts of Scotland – 1791-1845

Business, Jobs & Funding

  • SCOTBIS – Scottish Business Information Service
  • My World of Work
  • Using Universal Jobmatch website
  • CVs and careers resources

Test Preparation

  • Driving Theory Test Pro
  • CVs and interview skills
  • Life in Britain citizenship

Consumer Advice

  • Which Online
  • Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Consumer Focus Scotland

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

  • Encyclopedia Britannica
  • Oxford Reference Online
  • Oxford Dictionaries Pro

Learn a Language

  • Transparent Language Online Learning
  • Language learning packs
  • Learning English


  • International Newsstand
  • Library Press Reader
  • Am Baile newspaper index

Research Journals & Articles

  • Access to Research
  • Free access to over 1.5 million academic journal articles
  • Access only available on library computers
  • Visit here to browse available articles and journal titles
  • Please note: not every article in every journal has been made available for free access.

Other useful resources

  • Click here for a list of useful websites shared by the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI).

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