Reading, Viewing and Listening Links

  • BBC - The BBC site has 'thousands of places to visit' including: CBBC kids, entertainment, films, food, gardening, health, history, learning, music, sports, science, television, news, weather etc.
  • British Library - The British Library's collection of over 150 million items covers every age and place of written civilisation, from unique historical documents to the latest information sources for business, industry and research.
  • National Geographic Online- Find out about animals, archaeology, photography, science, space, technology, weather, etc. etc. Go to the National Geographic for Kids, for Parents or for Teachers. Try the Map Finder or the Trip Finder. Explore the Virtual Solar System - the list is endless. A great teaching/research resource.
  • National Library of Scotland - Access the online resources and catalogues, have a look through the digital library and collections for manuscripts, maps, Scottish authors, rare books, music etc.
  • National Literacy Trust- The National Literacy Trust is an independent charity dedicated to building a literate nation and aims to make an independent, strategic contribution to the creation of a society in which all can enjoy the skills, confidence and pleasures of literacy to support their educational, economic, social and cultural goals.
  • Scottish Poetry Library- the Scottish Poetry Library includes: Contemporary Scottish poetry, Poetry from around the world, Poetry for children, Poetry on cassette, CD and video, Current magazines and back numbers, Reading Room for members, Computerised references and searches, Extensive news Cuttings, plus much more. You can view this site in English, Scots or Gaelic.
  • Screenonline- brings to life Britain's big and small screen histories from the 1890s to the present.
  • SLIC - The Scottish Library & Information Council (SLIC) is the independent advisory body to the Scottish Government on library and information services.
  • Which Book- an interactive website offering an easy way to find the kind of book you are looking for. Use the slide controls to choose the genre and then find out if your local library has it in stock. This is very easy to use and great if you have run out of ideas of what to read next.

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