Library News and Events

National Library of Scotland and SCRAN workshop: Exploring e-resources

The Library Team has organised a presentation which will take place in the Brahan Lecture Theatre on Wednesday 20th February 2019 at 12.45pm.

This event will be presented by Veronica Denholm, Access and Outreach Officer at NLS; Fiona Laing, Official Publications Curator at NLS; and Andrew James, Learning Manager at Historic Environment Scotland. It is a great opportunity to improve your skills; learn about new resources and collections; and make your research stand out.

The workshop will cover many subjects, including among others:

National Library of Scotland

Digital resources which can help with research and are freely available via the National Library of Scotland’s web site. These cover full-text journal artcles, e-books and reference works.

For example:

  • COBRA (Complete Business Reference Adviser). Comprehensive, practical and continually updated business information
  • JSTOR Full text journal archive covering social sciences, arts and humanities, business, science 2006 onwards.
  • SAGE –Full text journal database of over 600 journal titles, including those of over 245 learned societies and institutions, across a range of subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine
  • Credo Reference   A full-text collection of over 600 high-quality reference books from the world's leading publishers, with over 4 million entries and 1 million images. Titles range from art, language, business, and history, to geography, music, literature, science and religion, and biography.
  • OECD iLibrary online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) featuring its books, papers and statistics and is the gateway to OECD’s analysis and data.

SCRAN Learning Culture Heritage

Are you sometimes confused about copyright and the dos-and-don'ts of image re-use? Would you like to learn about a free, easy-to-use service with nearly 500,000 re-usable, copyright-cleared images for the classroom?

Join Andrew James, Learning Manager at Historic Environment Scotland, as he takes you on an interactive, hands-on look at Scran, the leading online supplier of learning images for education. Scran hosts records from over 300 galleries; museums and libraries from across Scotland and the UK; suitable for use in teaching arts; sciences; languages; social subjects; vocational subjects and more. Scran also boasts a number of useful features including Create, which creates easy documents in just a few clicks, and Stuff, which allows users to save favourites, annotate them, edit them, and share them with other Scran users.

This session is open to everyone, and you are welcome to bring your own devices in which case we are encourage you register for access to NLS resource at: before the event. If you think this is event could be of interest to you, and you would like to attend, please email the Library Team at: . Staff register for this event via Ciphrnet.