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What should I do when I can’t get the print book I need from my UoE library? TAGS: | | | | | | | Unfortunately, not every print book in our collections is available as an e-book. So what can you do to source a digital copy of an essential book, when the library …Continue reading →

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Using the Library remotely – accessing material you need TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | With many of you currently not in Edinburgh and access to our Library’s print collections severely restricted, knowing the options for accessing material that isn’t available online or that the …Continue reading →

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Using the Library remotely – DiscoverEd TAGS: | | | | | | With many of you currently not in Edinburgh and access to our Library’s print collections severely restricted, being able to access books, journals and other materials online has become even …Continue reading →

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How to…read your reading list and search for readings in the Library TAGS: | | | | | | | Got your reading list but not sure what you’re being asked to read (is it a book, is it an article, is it a bird, is it a plane…)? Or …Continue reading →

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5 things to remember if using the Library this summer, 2017 TAGS: | | | | | | | I wrote a “5 things to remember if using the Library this summer” post last year and it is the second most viewed post on this site. So shamelessly clinging …Continue reading →

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Beginner’s guide to finding a book in DiscoverEd TAGS: | | | | Got a book you need to find in the Library but not sure how to search for it in DiscoverEd? This beginner’s guide should help. If searching for a known …Continue reading →

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Reading your reading list and recognising references TAGS: | | | | Got your reading list but not sure what you’re being asked to read (is it a book, is it an article, is it a bird, is it a plane…)? Or …Continue reading →

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Look, there’s a libretto in the library! TAGS: | | | | | It’s not every day that you find a rare edition of Handel’s Messiah in your library but I’m delighted to say that we have one at New College Library! This recently catalogued pamphlet …Continue reading →

Do it like they do on the DiscoverEd channel TAGS: | | | | | | DiscoverED, the University of Edinburgh’s new one step information, discovery and delivery service, is now on-line and fully operational. You can request Library Annexe items using the new service; all …Continue reading →

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Here comes the summer! TAGS: | | | | | The weather may not be able to quite make up its mind whether (!) we are heading into summer or skipping it entirely and going straight to autumn but this …Continue reading →

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Collections

Default utility Image Art and The Playfair: Speaking to Absent Volumes, or How to Find Books in the Library, Old Style During the academic year 2019-20 Rare Books worked with a group of third year students...
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Projects

Default utility Image Semply the Best: A Collection in Need of Some Love This week’s blog comes from Project Collections Assistants Anna O’Regan, Winona O’Connor and Max Chesnokov...
Default utility Image The Battle of Life: A look at the Dumfriesshire mental health survey “worried, dull and anxious, not quite up to the battle of life.” Widowed female, 45-54...

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