Information Services

Finding resources

Find ejournals, databases, e-books, exam papers, theses and subject specific resources for your study and research.


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Use DiscoverEd to find books, ebooks, ejournal articles and more. Use your University Login to access your Library Account and manage loans, requests and fines.

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Library databases

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The databases provided by the Library give you online access to valuable information including full text journal articles, abstracts, and rich digital archives of primary sources, audio-visual materials and more.

Exam Papers Online

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Exam Papers Online provides access for staff and students of the University of Edinburgh to the collected degree examination papers of the University from 2004 onwards. They may be used by students as a study aid only.


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The Library has an e-preference policy which means that when an e-book is available we buy it in preference to the print copy. The Library provides access to more than 2.2 million e-books via a wide range of online platforms.

Subject guides

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Helping you get the best out of the library with information on finding academic literature, referencing and more.


Information on finding and submitting theses.

Library Resources Plus

The Library can help you gain access to the resources you need if these are not already held within our collections. Options include using the Inter-library Loans service, locating items in other libraries, or requesting that a copy is purchased for our Library collections.

Help finding information online

Useful tips and advice to help find information for study and research online using Library databases, ejournals and the internet.

Times Higher Education  

University of Edinburgh current staff and students have access to Times Higher Education via a University-wide subscription which is managed by the Library.