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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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DiscoverEd is live! TAGS: | You can now access DiscoverEd at http://discovered.ed.ac.uk You can also search and access DiscoverEd directly from the search box on the Library homepage (www.ed.ac.uk/is/library). And you can access it via …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 →

Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3… TAGS: | | In the past week we have been given access to a test version of DiscoverEd and we are using this for some Usability Testing. A number of willing students, academic …Continue reading →

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It’s all about the search box – how you can influence DiscoverEd TAGS: | | | | We are looking for your help to assist us in making decisions on the search options and text used in our new Discovery service DiscoverEd. As part of the move …Continue reading →

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