Skip navigation
  1. Cambridge Books Online

    Description: Over 2,000 e-books from Cambridge University Press, including more than 100 open access books.

    Coverage: 2005, 2006, 2012, 2013 and open access

    Publisher: Cambridge University Press

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Business, Social Sciences, Science, E-books, History

    Access: Please log in or join the Library for access.

  2. Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800

    Alternative titles: also known as 'Digital Evans'
    previously known as 'American Bibliography'

    Description: A full-text digital archive of over 39,000 titles printed in America between 1639 and 1800. Based on the renowned 'American bibliography' by Charles Evans, the archive includes virtually every work of early American publishing and covers books and broadsides, laws and maps, songs and speeches, and much more.

    Coverage: 1639-1800

    Publisher: Readex

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Americana, E-books, History, Literature

    Access: Please log in or join the Library for access.

  3. Early English Books Online

    Alternative titles: also known as 'EEBO'

    Description: This resource is now accessed from the cross-searchable ProQuest search platform
    A full-text digital archive of some 130,000 books printed between 1473 and 1700. This consists of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and British North America, and works in English printed elsewhere.

    Coverage: 1473 to 1700

    Publisher: Proquest

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: E-books, History, Literature

    Access: Please log in or join the Library for access.

  4. Ebook Central

    Alternative titles: previously known as 'EBL Ebook Library'
    also known as 'ProQuest Ebook Central'

    Description: A full-text e-book database providing access to a small selection of e-book titles Please login for onsite and remote access

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Science, E-books, History, Art & Design, Literature, Biography, Family History

    Access: Please log in or join the Library for access.

  5. E-book Collection via EBSCOHost

    Alternative titles: previously known as 'Netlibrary'

    Description: A full-text e-book collection providing access to over 3,500 titles

    Publisher: EBSCO

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Science, E-books, Art & Design, Literature

    Access: Please log in or join the Library for access.

  6. Eighteenth Century Collections Online, Parts 1 & 2

    Alternative titles: also known as '18th Century Collections Online'
    also known as 'ECCO'

    Description: Contains nearly 200,000 books published between 1701 and 1800. Covering all subject, his vast, searchable library includes books, pamphlets and broadsides from the UK, the Commonwealth and the Americas.

    Coverage: 1701 to 1800

    Publisher: Gale

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: E-books, History, Art & Design, Literature, Biography, Family History

    Access: Please log in or join the Library for access.

  7. Making of Modern Law

    Description: A full-text digital archive of over 22,000 legal treatises on US and British law published from 1800 through 1926. The collection consists of 10 million pages of critical legal history, from casebooks, local practice manuals, form books, works for lay readers, pamphlets, letters, speeches and more.

    Coverage: 1800 to 1926

    Publisher: Gale

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Social Sciences, Government & Official, Reference Works, E-books, History

    Access: Please log in or join the Library for access.

  8. Making of the Modern World

    Alternative titles: also known as 'Goldsmiths'-Kress Library of Economic Literature'
    previously known as 'Making of the world economy'

    Description: A full-text digital archive of over 61,000 works on economics and business published from 1450 through 1850. Drawing from the Goldsmiths-Kress Library of Economic Literature, this collection consists of over 12 million pages.

    Coverage: 1450 to 1850

    Publisher: Gale

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Business, Social Sciences, Reference Works, E-books, History

    Access: Please log in or join the Library for access.

  9. OECD iLibrary

    Alternative titles: also known as 'OECD iLibrary'

    Description: Access to over 16,000 e-book titles as well as papers and statistics is contained with the online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

    Publisher: OECD

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Social Sciences, Government & Official, E-books

    Access: Please log in or join the Library for access.

  10. Official Publications Online

    Alternative titles: also known as 'OPO'

    Description: Online access to UK Parliamentary publications, primary and secondary legislation, House and Command papers and gazettes.

    Publisher: TSO

    Subjects: Government & Official, E-books

    Access: Access to this resource is restricted to our Edinburgh reading rooms and to Kelvin Hall, Glasgow.

  11. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

    Alternative titles: previously known as 'Dictionary of national biography'
    also known as 'Oxford DNB'
    also known as 'Online DNB'
    also known as 'ODNB'
    also known as 'DNB'

    Description: Over 60,000 biographies of significant individuals who helped shape British history, including 11,000 portraits.

    Publisher: Oxford University Press

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Social Sciences, Reference Works, E-books, Biography

    Access: Please log in or join the Library for access.

  12. Oxford English Dictionary

    Alternative titles: also known as 'OED'

    Description: A full-text online dictionary, accepted as the authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium

    Coverage: 1000 onwards

    Publisher: Oxford University Press

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Reference Works, E-books, History, Literature

    Access: Please log in or join the Library for access.

  13. Oxford Music Online

    Alternative titles: also known as 'Music online'

    This resource includes: Grove Music Online

    Description: Over 50,000 articles from Grove Music Online, The Oxford Dictionary of Music and The Oxford Companion to Music.

    Publisher: Oxford University Press

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Reference Works, Music, E-books

    Access: Please log in or join the Library for access.

  14. Oxford Reference

    Alternative titles: previously known as 'OROOxford Reference Online'

    This resource includes: Oxford Companion to Music
    Oxford Dictionary of Music

    Description: Over 175 premium reference e-books from Oxford University Press, with over 1.4 million entries.

    Publisher: Oxford University Press

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Reference Works, E-books

    Access: Please log in or join the Library for access.

  15. Routledge Handbooks Online

    Description: An educational resource which provides an overview of classic and current research.
    Note:Library users have access to 2020 and some 2021 titles from the Environment & Sustainability collection.

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Science, E-books

    Access: Please log in or join the Library for access.

  16. Sabin Americana: History of the Americas, 1500–1926

    Alternative titles: previously known as 'Bibliotheca Americana'
    previously known as 'Joseph Sabin’s Bibliotheca Americana'
    also known as 'Gale Primary Sources: Sabin Americana: History of the Americas, 1500–1926'

    Description: A digital archive containing over 6 million pages from 29,000 works about the Americas published throughout the world. It covers the period from 1500 to the early 1900s. Based on Joseph Sabin’s seminal bibliography 'Bibliotheca Americana : a dictionary of books relating to America from its discovery to the present time'.

    Coverage: 1500 to 1926

    Publisher: Gale

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Americana, E-books, History, Literature

    Access: Please log in or join the Library for access.

  17. ScienceDirect Books

    Alternative titles: also known as 'Science Direct'

    Description: A peer-reviewed scientific and technical database. Library users have access to monographs in the life, health and physical sciences, from 2010 onwards.

    Coverage: 2010-

    Publisher: Elsevier

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Science, E-books

    Access: Please log in or join the Library for access.

  18. Screen Studies Collection

    Alternative titles: also known as 'ProQuest Screen Studies Collection'

    Description: Current publications related to film scholarship alongside detailed and expansive filmographies. Includes the specialist index FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals Database and the detailed and complementary filmographies created by the American Film Institute and the British Film Institute; AFI Catalog and Film Index International.

    Publisher: Proquest

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Social Sciences, Reference Works, Journals, Music, Catalogues & Bibliographies, E-books, History, Art & Design

    Access: Please log in or join the Library for access.

  19. SpringerLink journal and e-book collection

    Description: A database providing access to e-books, journals, articles, protocols and reference works published by Springer. National Library of Scotland users have access to thousands of journal titles and e-books covering humanities, science, business, medicine, law, social science and engineering.

    Publisher: Springer

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Business, Social Sciences, Science, Journals, E-books

    Access: Please log in or join the Library for access.

  20. United Nations iLibrary

    Alternative titles: also known as 'UN iLibrary'

    Description: The United Nations iLibrary is a single research repository for accessing digital content published by the United Nations Secretariat and its funds and programs.

    Coverage: 1996-

    Publisher: United Nations

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Social Sciences, Government & Official, Science, E-books, History

    Access: Access to this resource is restricted to our Edinburgh reading rooms and to Kelvin Hall, Glasgow.

  21. University Press Scholarship Online

    Alternative titles: also known as 'UPSO'
    also known as 'Scholarship Online'

    Description: A monograph database of thousands of titles, from Oxford University Press and many other university presses offering publications in the humanities, social science and business.

    Publisher: Oxford University Press

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Business, Social Sciences, Science, Music, E-books, History

    Access: Please log in or join the Library for access.

  22. VLeBooks.com

    Alternative titles: also known as 'Askews eBooks Collection'

    Description: An e-book database providing access to a small selection of e-book titles.

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: E-books

    Access: Please log in or join the Library for access.