Text of the video guide to accessing eResources at the National Library of Scotland:
Welcome to the National Library of Scotland's guide to accessing eResources.
The Library subscribes to a wide range of resources which we make available on our website free of charge. The collections include newspapers, journals, social sciences, art and literature, music, government and official documents. Members of the Library can also gain access to Find My Past and the British Newspaper Archive.
All are available at the Library’s three sites, and many are also available remotely.
To find the Library's eResources visit our home page at www.nls.uk and click the Digital Resources link.
Then choose eResources from the blue tabs, or the eResources box.
You are now in the eResources section of the website. You have a number of options.
Featured Resources are collections chosen by our curators, whilst Find a Resource allows you to search for a resource by keyword.
From the blue tabs you can browse the collections by title, subject and access type.
Resources are broken into three types.
Open access resources can be accessed by all website readers. There is no need to log in.
Password-protected resources require you to log in.
Onsite only resources can only be used at the Library's three sites.
To access our George IV Bridge and Causewayside sites you will require a library card. However, you do not need a card to access our resources at Kelvin Hall.
You can obtain a library card from George IV Bridge and Causewayside sites, and you can find details of how to sign up for a card on our website.