National Library of Scotland Research Fair

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This event will be open to all – researchers, postgraduate students, librarians, archivists and research managers – will take place on Wednesday, 7th February 2018 from 13.00 – 16.00 in the Boardroom of the National Library of Scotland (NLS), George IV Bridge.

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On trial – Enhanced Electronic Grammars (EEG)


  • Specially designed for the needs of general linguists and typologists.
  • Enables simultaneous complex searches across dozens of languages on hundreds of linguistic phenomena.
  • Naturalistic examples illustrate each linguistic phenomenon, together with interlinear glossing and free translation.
  • There is a focus on small and endangered languages.
  • Permits access to unlimited number of simultaneous users.
  • User guide available.
  • Trial access available until 31st March 2018.

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Philosopher’s Index with Full-Text

The Philosopher’s Index is a current and comprehensive bibliographic database covering scholarly research in all major fields of philosophy, and is a resource to which Library have users have had access for some time.

The Philosopher’s Information Center has partnered with EBSCO to create a new, full-text version of this highly regarded database, temporary access to which is now available! Continue reading

Godfrey Thomson: the man who tested Scotland’s IQ

This absolutely splendid and superbly mounted exhibition on the life, work and legacy of educational researcher, Professor Godfrey Thomson (1881-1955), has just opened in the Exhibition Hall of the University’s Main Library in George Square.

Curated by Professor Ian Deary of the School of PPLS, this very rich and rewarding exhibition will certainly merit more than one visit. It features a range of fascinating artefacts from the University’s fairly recently acquired Godfrey Thomson Archive and provides a great insights into the life and work of this most remarkable man.

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