Stromness Academy Library

Books, reading and life in a school library

Online Resources


The Churchill Archive

We have recently taken up the chance of free access to The Churchill Archive.  This will last until 2020.  It is “a digital library of modern international history“.  It gives access to primary source material – Winston Churchill’s personal correspondence through to official exchanges with heads of state, military leaders, etc.  Access should automatically happen when you load the site from any computer in the school.


Complete Issue Online

It appears the subscription lapsed (?) last year but we now currently have a month’s free trial, ending on May 31st, with a view to resubscribing again.  This gives access to Essential Articles, Fact File, and Key Organisations. The books are also available in the library.  This useful resources collates articles from many sources on current and controversial issues and provides an excellent research resource for those doing discursive essays in particular.

This is a site licence which allows pupils and staff to be able to get access from any computer in school or from home. General access is available via a username and password which is available from Mrs Sinclair or on the posters displayed in the library.


Other Online resources

There are links to other free online resources through the LibLinks tab above, which includes the following:


Here you will find links to useful websites on various topics relating to research projects in various departments as well as links to websites to help with the Library & Information Literacy Courses.

Reference Resources – Links to online encyclopaedias, dictionaries, newspapers & magazines.

Search Engines – There are many more search engines out there – try something different to Google.

Web 2.0 – Useful online tools, including document storage & sharing; blogging; organising resources; social bookmarking.

Library & Information Literacy Skills – Links to resources used during the library & information literacy skills courses.

Subject Links – Website links linked to subject departments and research topics you might do in school.

Careers Links – Useful links to online resources to help you with your subject choices, job research and university entrance.


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