Information Services

Resources and guidance

Subject guides, videos and other resources to support your studies, research and teaching

Subject guides

Subject guides are resources developed by Academic Support Librarians that focus on a specific subject. In any of our subject guides you may find:

  • Databases relevant to the subject area
  • Links to websites, journals and magazines
  • Recommended books and ebooks
  • Career resources and professional development materials
  • Library contacts for a specific subject, etc.
  • Subject Guides are often the best place to start when beginning a new research project

We’ve put together lots of helpful resources and guidance aimed at your subject area in one place:

Full list of University of Edinburgh subject guides

You may also find our guides on starting your dissertation and on doing a literature review helpful:

Starting your dissertation

Doing a literature review

Digital skills and training documentation 

We have produced a range of documents to support you with activities like using reference managers, finding theses and conducting literature reviews:

Catalogue of course workbooks, manuals and reference materials

Email support

For individual advice, contact the Academic Support Librarian for your subject who will aim to provide advice by email:

Academic Support Librarian contact details