We now subscribe to SAGE Research Methods. This provides access to 700+ e-books, encyclopaedias, videos and journal articles. SAGE Research Methods supports beginning and advanced researchers in every step of a research project, from writing a research question, choosing a method, gathering and analyzing data, to writing up and publishing the findings. With information on the full range of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods for the social and behavioral sciences, as well as many methods commonly used in the hard sciences, the book, reference, and journal content in SAGE Research Methods help researchers of all levels conduct their research.
A list of the individual e-books, reference works and videos can be accessed here and are in the process of being added to our catalogue.
Emerald Insight have completed their platform upgrade work this week. Prompted by customer feedback, this has resulted in:
We have access to over 190 e-journals on the Emerald Insight platform, the titles are listed in our e-journal A-Z list and in the library catalogue.
As we have a two week turnaround on creating resource lists using Talis Aspire and our interns are only with us until 5th September, we are imposing a cut of date of 25thAugust.
*If you are considering asking the Library to create your resource lists, please send them to email@example.com by 5pm on Monday 25th August*
Any lists received after 25th August will be added to our queue and best efforts will be made to ensure they are ready for 15th September, however, no guarantees can be given.
Please remember that creating resource lists yourself is quick and easy to do.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register as a List Creator on Talis Aspire.
A series of short user guides, including a guide on Getting Started, is provided on the Information Services website.
Library Learning Services Assistant
The Scottish Government Yearbooks, which were published by the University of Edinburgh’s ‘Unit for the Study of Government in Scotland’ between 1976 and 1992, are now freely available online for the first time in a digital archive. With the Scottish Referendum fast approaching this archive offers a fascinating insight into a key period in Scotland’s social and political development.
You can access the Scottish Government Yearbooks at http://www.scottishgovernmentyearbooks.ed.ac.uk/ The archive was constructed by the Institute of Governance, successor to the Unit for the Study of Government in Scotland, and was developed by the University of Edinburgh’s Library Digital Development Team. The Archive was supported by funds from the University of Edinburgh’s School of Social & Political Science, and by the assistance of the University’s Library and University Collections.
Caroline Stirling – Academic Support Librarian for Social and Political Science.
This early commentary on the Pentateuch, published in 1514 has travelled all the way to Latvia to be part of the exhibition “1514. The Book. 2014“. On display until April 2015 at the National Library of Latvia, the exhibition includes 80 books published in 1514. Why 1514? The exhibition creators identified 1514 as a year of great change, 60 years after Gutenberg and on the cusp of the Reformation in Europe. The exhibition is “an opportunity to view the European cultural space in terms of a single year”.
The author, of this work, Perush-ha Torah, was Rabbi Moses Ben Nahman or Nahmanides (1195-1270). He was a Spanish rabbi and leading scholar of Talmudic literature in the mediaeval period. This book is just one of the early works of Jewish scholarship in the Dalman-Christie collection of Hebrew books, which was recently catalogued as part of the Funk Cataloguing Projects at New College Library. The Dalman-Christie Collection was transferred to New College Library in 1946 from the Church of Scotland Hospice in Jerusalem.
Christine Love-Rodgers, Academic Support Librarian – Divinity
Ecoinvent has been added to our A-Z list of databases and catalogue. Ecoinvent database version 3.1 offers science-based, industrial, international life cycle assessment (LCA) and life cycle management (LCM) data and services.
Access to this database is via specific user name and password.
Further information about our databases can be found at http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/information-services/library-museum-gallery/finding-resources/library-databases
We’re taking over and making over a currently empty area in the Main Library to create a space which gives teams from across Information Services the chance to engage with Library users to promote their services in a fun and informal way and to gather some feedback.
We are planning to use the space to hold two Pop Up sessions per day: one morning (10-12pm) and one afternoon (2-4pm).
Sessions will focus on a wide range of topics from across the Library and Information services.
Keep an eye on the Pop Up Library blog to find out what’s happening. You don’t need to make an appointment – just pop over and see what’s happening and have a chat or ask a question.
To give you an idea, there will be sessions on existing services such as, Searcher, Learn and Pebblepad.
Other sessions will focus on Special Collections with the chance for library users to see rare objects up close. Others will give you the opportunity to ask about new services such as Resources Plus, which describes the various options available to users when they can’t find what they want in the Library.
Academic Support Librarians will offer specialised consultancy sessions and Library users will also get a chance to address questions and queries to senior management who will be making themselves available at various points throughout the trial period.
We’re using the Pop up Library blog and #librarypop to promote sessions and are encouraging Library users to tweet about sessions and to leave feedback on the feedback wall- which we’ll be putting up next to the desk- soon.
Angela Laurins, Library Learning Services Manager
It’s one month to go until the Scottish Referendum and as Scotland is gearing up to decide its future and politics dominates the news we thought we’d give you a taster of political science resources available to students and staff here at University of Edinburgh Library.
1. Why not have a look at the House of Commons Parliamentary Papers for documents relating to the previous Scottish devolution referendums? The 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st Century House of Commons Parliamentary Papers contains bibliographic records and searchable full text for papers printed between 1688-2004. It also includes Hansard 1803-2005. The collection does not include the House of Commons Journal, or daily business papers, such as Order papers and Votes and Proceedings, nor does it include Acts. You can access this and other relevant databases at databases for Politics. Read More