New features in the Electronic Resources Network

Reference services available to visitors to the National Library of Scotland have been expanded and enhanced by two additional electronic sources.

xreferplus, described as 'a giant reference library', makes 120 books fully searchable and browsable online. Around 80 million words and 5000 images can be accessed from dictionaries, encyclopedias, thesauri and atlases produced by the world's leading publishers, such as Penguin and Macmillan. Oxford Reference Online is an enormous cross-searchable resource of 100 Oxford language and subject dictionaries and reference publications. New works and new editions will be added to it every year.

These features have been included in our Electronic Resources Network, which can be used only at dedicated workstations in the George IV Bridge Building.

Try before we buy: Until 2 February we have on trial (as part of the electronic network) the online version of Keesing's Record of World Events, a monthly digest of reports on worldwide political and economic affairs. If you would like to try this resource and let us have your comments, please ask at the General Reading Room Enquiry Desk. (For information about opening hours, reader's tickets, etc., see the 'Info for users' section.)

10 January 2003



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