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ECA Library Image Collection

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Description:The ECA Library Image Collection is a database of over 6,000 high-quality images, selected to support study and teaching at Edinburgh College of Art. The subject areas covered include Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Art and Design, including contemporary practice.

ECA Photography Collection

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DescriptionThe ECA Photography Collection consists of nearly 20,000 high-quality digital images, the majority of which are photographs of Edinburgh College of Art students' work from 1999-2010. The collection also includes internal and external views of the College buildings, photographs of College events, reproductions of items from the College Archive and general views of Edinburgh.

Early American Imprints Series I - Evans, 1639-1800

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DescriptionEarly American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800 contains virtually every book, pamphlet and broadside published in America over a 160-year period. Digitized from Early American Imprints, Series I is based on Charles Evans' "American Bibliography" and Roger Bristol's supplement. Series I also offers new imprints not available in microform editions.
Coverage1639-1800

Early American Newspapers Series 2, 1758-1900

See entry for America's Historical Newspapers.

Early English Books Online

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Description:Early English Books Online (EEBO) contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700. Fully searchable and full text available.
Coverage:1473-1700.

Early European Books Online

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Description:Early European Books traces the history of printing in Europe from its origins through to the close of the seventeenth century, offering full-colour, high-resolution facsimile images of rare and hard-to-access printed sources.

Early Western Korans Online

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Description:This remarkable collection demonstrates the impact of the holy book of Islam in Europe. Long before printing with movable type became common practice in the Islamic world, Korans had been printed in Arabic type in several European cities. The collection includes Korans and Koran translations, printed between 1537 and 1857, and is of interest to book historians, theologians, philologists, and scholars of Islamic Studies alike.

Ecoinvent

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Description:Ecoinvent - an association supported by the Swiss Federal Offices is the world’s leading supplier of consistent and transparent life cycle inventory (LCI) datasets. Ecoinvent database version 3.1 offers science-based, industrial, international life cycle assessment (LCA) and life cycle management (LCM) data and services.

Econlit

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Description:The database version of Journal of Economic Literature and Index of Economic Articles indexing international literature in the field of economics. Abstracts are included.
Coverage:From 1969 to date.

Economic and Social Data Service (ESDS)

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Access information:Available on and off-campus from ESDS. Choose Login via UK federation. Also requires separate registration with ESDS.
Description:ESDS provides access and support for extensive range of key economic and social data, both quantitative and qualitative, including: ESDS Government, ESDS International, ESDS Longitudinal and ESDS Qualidata. Guides are available.

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Please refer to the Data Library for more information on statistics and data.

Economic Botany Bibliography Database

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Description:33,000 references to publications relating to the uses by humans of flowering plants, gymnosperms and ferns. Entries date from the late nineteenth century to 2003, when data entry stopped. Subjects covered include the ethnobotany of plant use in traditional societies, medical and industrial uses of plants, and their domestication and history. Coverage focuses on wild plants and minor crop plants. About half of the citations on EBBD derive from recent data entry and are accurate, and consistently keyworded. Other citations derive from an older dataset and contain obvious spelling errors and inaccuracies.

The Economist

Access information:Available via Factiva: click on ‘Source’ and select Economist from A-Z list.
Description:Full text of the weekly publication which covers international politics and business news and opinion.
Coverage:Full text from 4th January 1981 to present.

Edinburgh Research Archive (ERA)

Access Information:Freely available.
Description:Full-text digital institutional repository of research published by the members of the University of Edinburgh. Includes theses and dissertations, book chapters, working papers, technical reports, journal pre-prints and peer-reviewed journal reprints.

Edinburgh Research Explorer

Access information:Freely available
Description:Database of University of Edinburgh staff's research output. Includes information on awards, projects and press coverage as well as publications. Not full-text.

Education Abstracts

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Description:This database provides indexing and abstracts to a large number of journals, books and yearbooks relating to Education including adult education, comparative education, government funding, higher education, school administration, teacher evaluation and more.
Coverage:Indexing and abstracts for more than 680 Journals and yearbooks, dating as far back as 1983. Indexing for books on education published after 1995.

Education Image Gallery

Access information:Available from JISC MediaHub. On campus: Login via direct access. Off campus: Login via UK federation.
Description: Thousands of images from the world-famous Getty archive covering diverse subject areas such as Sport, Fashion, Major Events, Buildings, Politics, Social History, Key Personalities, Transport, Industry, Work, Leisure, Music.

Education Source

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DescriptionThis database is a merger of databases from EBSCO and H.W. Wilson. It covers all levels of education - from early childhood to higher education - as well as all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education and testing.

Educational Administration Abstracts

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Description:This research database includes bibliographic records relating to educational administration, educational leadership, educational management, educational research and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. Content includes more than 199,000 records dating back to 1966.

Eighteenth Century Collections Online

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Description:Contains 150,000 books published during the 18th Century, covering a range of subjects including history, literature, religion, law, fine arts, and science. The full text of the collection is searchable, from books and directories, Bibles, sheet music and sermons to advertisements.
Coverage:18th Century.

Eighteenth Century Journals

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Description:The Eighteenth Century Journals portal consists of five Sections, containing digitised images of about 270 rare journals printed between c1685 and 1835. Topics cover a very wide range of eighteenth-century social, political and literary life, including: colonial life; provincial and rural affairs; the French and American revolutions; reviews of literature and fashion throughout Europe; political debates; and London coffee house gossip and discussion, etc. Many of these journal are ephemeral, lasting only for a handful of issues, others run for several years. The publisher suggests that all of the titles in this portal have been carefully screened against other eighteenth century e-resources to ensure that there is minimal overlap. Resources checked include Early English Books Online (EEBO); Nineteenth Century British Library Newspapers, Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO), The Burney Newspaper Collection, and British Periodicals (1680s to 1930s), all of which are in our Database list.
Coverage:1685-1835

Eighteenth Century Short Title Catalogue

Access information:Access information: Single user CD-ROM workstation, Information Services, Main Library.
Description:Contains 300,000 bibliographical records for items printed in Britain and the British colonies in the years 1700-1800, and items printed anywhere in the world in English in that period, providing both a description of each item and locations of the material.
Coverage:18th century.

Electronic Enlightenment

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Description:This scholarly research project of the University of Oxford Humanities Division provides online access to correspondence between 18th-century thinkers and writers, from over 53,000 primary sources.

eLexicons

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Description:Unique learning resources for the visual arts. With biographies, work examples, bibliographies and glossaries, the eLexicons provide the complete foundation for study in higher education, covering graphic design, typography, illustration, lettering, art and craft. Support material includes lecture guides, indexes and reading lists.

EMBASE

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Description: The Excerpta Medica database, a major pharmacological and biomedical literature database covering about 3,300 journals from110 countries. Covers mainly journal literature (plus some book reviews and conference proceedings) with strong coverage of European journals.
Coverage:From 1980 to date.

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Emerald Intelligence

Access information:Access on and off-campus.
Description:Access to over 130 MCB University Press journals. Full text available for many journals. Option to search subscribed content only.
The journals cover general management, human resource management, information management, library & information services, marketing, operations, production & economics, property, quality, training and education and engineering & material science.

Empire Online

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Description:Collection of 60,000 images of original manuscripts and printed material with accompanying thematic essays. The content comes from library and archive collections worldwide, and can used to support teaching and learning. Full details of how to incorporate images into course materials are provided.
Coverage:1492-1962.

Encyclopaedia of Islam & Encyclopaedia of Islam THREE

Access information:Access on and off-campus. Choose Brill Online Reference Works to access this database.
Description:Comprehensive reference work on the Islamic World. Widely recognised as hugely important in its field, it is a unique and invaluable reference tool not only on the religion, but also on the believers and the countries in which they live.
Articles cover distinguished Muslims of every era and origin, tribes and dynasties, crafts and sciences, opolitical and religious institutions, the geography, ethnography, flora and fauna of the various countries and on the history, topography and monuments of the major towns and cities.
In its geographical and historical scope it encompasses the old Arabo-Islamic empire, the Islamic countries of Iran, Central Asia, the Indian sub-continent and Indonesia, as well as the Ottoman Empire and all other Islamic countries.

Encyclopaedia Judaica

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Description:Second edition is a comprehensive reference work on the culture, history and religion of the Jewish people. The 22,000 articles include coverage of gender issues, the Bible, Jewish Law, community life, popular culture and the Holocaust.

Encyclopedia of Hinduism

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Description:Brill's Encyclopedia of Hinduism presents the latest research on all the main aspects of the Hindu traditions in essays written by the world's foremost scholars on Hinduism. The encyclopedia encompasses a variety of regional traditions as well as the global world religion.
The fully searchable, dynamic digital format currently includes volume I of ultimately five volumes - further volumes are due to be added.

Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics

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Description:2005, second edition covers comprehensively the fundamental linguistic disciplines, with their applications to the study of language and other related disciplines. The online version supplements the written text with additional illustrative material, samples of spoken language or signed langague and videos of the use of language in context.

Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures Online

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Description: The Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures Online is an interdisciplinary, trans-historical, and global project embracing women and Islamic cultures in every region where there have been significant Muslim populations. It aims to cover every topic for which there is significant research, examining these regions from the period just before the rise of Islam to the present.
The Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures Online crosses history, geographic borders and disciplines to create a groundbreaking reference work reflecting the very latest research on gender studies and the Islamic world.

English Short Title Catalogue

Access information:On campus access via FirstSearch.
Description:ESTC lists over 460,000 items published between 1473 and 1800 mainly, but not exclusively, in English that were published mainly in the British Isles and North America from the collections of the British Library and over 2,000 other libraries.
Coverage:1473-1800.

Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive

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Description:An archival research resource containing the essential primary sources for studying the history of the film and entertainment industries, from the era of vaudeville and silent movies through to 2000.
The core US and UK trade magazines covering film, music, broadcasting and theatre are all included, together with film fan magazines and music press titles.
Magazines have been scanned cover-to-cover in high-resolution colour, with granular indexing of all articles, covers, ads and reviews.

Environment Digimap

Access:Available from EDINA (Choose Login via UK federation) Users are required to register with Digimap the first time of use. Follow instructions provided.
Description:Environment Digimap is part of the Digimap suite of on-line mapping services. Providing land cover mapping from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH), the service includes Land Cover maps from 2007, 2000, & 1997.
Users will be able to view maps through their web browser, save maps for printing and download the map data for use in geographical information systems.

ERA (Educational Research Abstracts) Online

Access information:Access on and off campus. Username and password required. Follow Authorization required link for details.
Description:Files on educational technology, multicultural education, research into higher education, sociology of education, special educational needs, educational management, and technical education and training, which can be search individually or as one database.
Coverage:From 1995.

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ERIC

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Description:Indexes the journal and technical literature in the field of education and corresponds to the printed Resources in Education and Current Index to Journals in Education. It covers over 775 journals, conferences, meetings, government documents, theses, dissertations, reports, audiovisual media, bibliographies, directories, and monographs. Scope is international.
Coverage:From 1966 to date.

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Free information system available funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences:

ESDS

See entry for Economic and Social Data Service.

Espacenet patent search

Access information:Free access on and off-campus from the European Patent Organisation.
Description:Index to more than 80 million patent documents worldwide from 1836 onwards. Full-text access to patents for EPO, WIPO, UK, US, France, Germany and Switzerland from 1920.

EThOS - Electronic Theses Online Service

Access information:Access on and off-campus. Registration required for full-text access and there may be a delay of some days in receiving required copy.
Description:British Library service providing full text of thousands of UK Higher Education theses (free to staff and students of the University of Edinburgh).
Items unavailable from EThOS may be available through the Inter-Library Loan service (ILL). For more comprehensive searches of theses awarded in your subject area, use Index to Theses and Dissertations and Theses.

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European Patent Register

Access information:Free access on and off-campus from the European Patent Office.
Description:Publicly available information on European patent applications as they pass through the grant procedure. Including: oppositions, patent attorney/EPO correspondence and more. Also provides for public file inspection.

European Sources Online

Access information:Open access
Description:European Sources Online (ESO) is an online database and information service which provides access to information on the institutions and activities of the European Union, the countries, regions and other international organisations of Europe, and on issues of importance to European researchers, citizens and stakeholders.

Europeana

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Description:Funded by the European Commission, the Europeana portal provides access to millions of digitised books, paintings, films, museum objects and archival records from all over Europe. Use Europeana to explore major European collections including collections from Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the British Library and the Louvre as well as regional archives and local museums from every member of the EU.

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