Information Services

Alumni E-Resources

Alumni have remote access to some Library e-resources using their EASE login. Our licence agreements cover non-commercial use only, which means that the e-resources should only be used for private study and research, and should not be used for any commercial gain. Please note that this list is subject to change as new licence agreements are signed. We welcome any feedback on access issues or suggestions for e-resources to be added. Please send queries to e-resources@mlist.is.ed.ac.uk.

More E-Resources are also available

Alumni are permitted on site access to more e-resources via Library Guest PCs and the Alumni Wi-Fi service.

 

a-n. The Artists' Information Company (Alumni ed)

Access information: On and off campus.
Description: a-n's purpose is to stimulate and support contemporary visual arts practice and to affirm the value of artists in society through advocacy and information, from the perspective of practicing artists. The a-n website offers straightforward routes to information of relevance to all engaged in the visual arts. A-n aims to represent the many voices, industry insights and wide range of activities within contemporary visual arts today. Resources include a Knowledge Bank, a Publications section and a Jobs and Opportunities section. All users can access the a-n archive of jobs and opportunities, for learning purposes.

 

 

ACO Music Data Analysis - under development - awaiting renewal of Aug 2017 - July 2020 subscription

 

 

American Institute of Physics - under development 

 

American Society of Civil Engineers (e-journals)- under development 

 

Annual Reviews

Access information: On and off campus.
Description: Since 1932, Annual Reviews has offered comprehensive, timely collections of critical reviews written by leading scientists. Annual Reviews volumes are published each year for 46 focused disciplines within the Biomedical, Life, Physical, and Social Sciences including Economics.  

 

 

Artstor - under development

 

British History Online (alumni)

Access information Click login then select Login using Shibboleth. Type University of Edinburgh into box and click continue. Enter EASE password if prompted.
Description: British History Online is the digital library containing some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles. Created by the Institute of Historical Research and the History of Parliament Trust, it aims to support academic and personal users around the world in their learning, teaching and research.
Coverage: 11th – 19th Century

 

Cairn Collection - authentication under development

 

Churchill Archive (Alumni Ed)

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description:

Until recently the only way to access this historical resource was to visit the Churchill Archives Centre in Cambridge, now researchers can browse the nearly 800,000 private letters, speeches, telegrams, manuscripts, government transcripts and other key historical documents within the archive.

Search the Churchill catalogue online, browse by topic and period and explore the people and places which appear in the archive.

 

Duke University Journals Expanded Collection (alumni)

 

Access information:

Access on or off campus.

Description: Online access to 44 Duke University Press journals in the humanities and social sciences.  Title list at http://wp.me/p4JPXA-m1

 

e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection 

Access information:

Access on and off campus

Description:

Access to all titles in humanities and social sciences published by Duke University Press. 

 

Access information: Access on and off campus.
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.

 

EBSCO Business Source Alumni Edition - available for Business School Alumni

 

Ebsco Education Databases - British Education Index (BEI)  - authentication under development

Ebsco Education Databases - ERIC  - authentication under development

Ebsco Education Databases - Educational Administration Abstracts  - authentication under development

Ebsco Education Databases - Education Abstracts  - authentication under development

Ebsco Education Databases - Child Development & Adolescent Studies   - authentication under development

 

Access information: Select Log in via your institution (Shibboleth)
Description: Edinburgh University Press (EUP) is a scholarly publisher in Scotland of academic books and journals and one of the leading university presses in the UK. EUP publishes 39 journals in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Coverage: Titles subscribed to by University of Edinburgh Library - currently all available titles.

 

Elsevier ClinicalKey (for alumni)

Access information:

Select "UK Access Management Federation" from the drop down menu and then University of Edinburgh.

Description:

ClinicalKey (from Elsevier) is a clinical search engine that helps health professionals make decisions anywhere, anytime, in any patient scenario.  ClinicalKey’s Smart Search saves time by preventing unnecessary extra searches.  ClinicalKey allows you to access the latest (indexed daily), most evidence-based answers in every medical and surgical speciality and contains the fulltext of Elsevier e-journals, e-books as well as videos, images and guidelines.

Coverage: See https://elsevierresources.com/clinicalkey/clinicalkey/content/

 

Access information: Access on and off campus to all alumni.  This resource is paid for by the Business School Library.
Description: Business and Management Collection.  The collection contains over 900 specially prepared, animated, online, audio-visual lectures and case studies by leading experts from commerce, industry, the professions and academia.

 

 IMECHE COLLECTION - in development for 2017

 

Access information: On and off campus
Description: ICE Publishing journals are the most comprehensive civil engineering serials portfolio in the world and provide a unique forum for dialogue between the worlds of research and practice.  Access is to the current e-journals.

 

Inspec

Access information: Select Other Institution login
Description: Records with abstracts of articles published, in more than 6,500 physics, computer science, electronics, electrical engineering, control engineering journals and conference proceedings. Published by the Institution of Engineering and Technology. Indexes arXiv content.
Coverage: 1896-present

 

Access information: Access JSTOR via the Alumni portal.  This e-resource is part funded by the Library and the Alumni Office.
Description: Full-text journal archive service providing access to complete back runs of all the scholarly journals currently available in JSTOR. Recent volumes are excluded, usually the last 3-5 years, but each year a further year is added to the archive.
  The collections currently available are: Arts & Sciences 1 -15; Biological Sciences; Health & General Sciences; Ireland and Life Sciences.  The 19th Century British Pamphlets Collections is also available via JSTOR.

 

Access information:

Select Institutional Login (Shibboleth)

Description: Full-text access to University of Edinburgh Library subscribed titles.  These are displayed once you are logged in.

 

Mergent Archives - available to Business School Alumni

 

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description: Migration to New Worlds explores the movement of peoples from Great Britain, Ireland, mainland Europe and Asia to the New World and Australasia. From government-led population drives during the early nineteenth century through to mass steamship travel, it showcases unique primary source material recounting the many and varied personal experiences of migration. Most material comes from the period 1800-1924, the ‘Century of Immigration’, but there is some earlier and later material included as well. Explore Colonial Office files on emigration, diaries and travel journals, ship logs and plans, printed literature, objects, watercolours, and oral histories.

 

Access information: Access on and off campus
Description: An open access publisher, primarily for humanities and social sciences but now expanding into other disciplines. Over 60 e-books available.
Note:

Library membership provides students/staff or alumni with the right to freely download any digital edition format of any title from their website. Library Membership also provides a 15% discount (to staff/student/alumni) on any printed edition of their titles, purchased from their website.

 

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description: Provides access to almost 600 full text journals from 30 scholarly publishers, covering the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and many others.
Note: There is no subscription to the e-books, the only e-books available are the open access titles.

 

Access information. Paid for and only available to Business School Alumni.
Description. Based on ABI/INFORM Complete, this database has speciality business subject resources for accounting / tax, public finance, investment/financial management, banking, compliance / governance, enterprise / innovation, economics and Asian business.

 

ProQuest Periodicals Archive (e-journals)  - under development

 

RISK.net journals  - under development

 

Rock's Backpages - under development

 

Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy  - under development

 

Access information: Available on and off campus.
Description: Over 2500 e-books available in Business & Management, Counselling, Criminology, Education, Geography, Health & Social Care, Media & Communication, Politics & International Relations, Psychology and Sociology.

 

Access information: Available on and off campus.
Description: Over 2000 e-books available.  Once logged in, you'll see the e-books we have acces to.

 

Access Information: Access on and off campus
Description: SAGE Research Methods supports beginning and advanced researchers in every step of a research project, from writing a research question, choosing a method, gathering and analyzing data, to writing up and publishing the findings. With information on the full range of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods for the social and behavioral sciences, as well as many methods commonly used in the hard sciences, the book, reference, and journal content in SAGE Research Methods—from SAGE’s renowned methods publishing program—and advanced features help researchers of all levels conduct their research.
Userguide: http://sagepub.libguides.com/research-methods/researchmethods
Coverage: SAGE Research Methods provides access to 1000+ books, cases, datasets, encyclopedias and journal articles, as well as innovative features, such as the Methods Map visual browse tool using a custom taxonomy of 700+ methods terms.

 

Access information: Access on and off-campus. Choose Shibboleth Log In or UK Federation.
Description: 1.5 million text records of historic monuments and of artefacts held in museums, galleries and archives, plus 100,000 related multimedia resources; video or sound clips, animations, graphics, plans, virtual reality objects and in particular, colour photographic images.
  Access to the text records and thumbnail images is freely available. Access to full resources is available under licence only, the terms of which restrict use of the material for no profit, no proliferation use in education.

 

Statista.com

Access information:

Access on and off campus.

Description:

Statista is one of the world’s largest and most extensive statistics and market data platforms.  With a team of over 120 statisticians, database experts, analysts and editors, Statista provides students, faculty and researchers with an innovative and intuitive tool for researching quantitative data and statistics from 18,000 sources and on 60,000 different topics giving access to more than 1.5 million statistics, forecasts, dossiers, reports and infographics in Arts and Humanities, Health and Life Sciences, Science, Engineering and Technology  and Social Sciences.  Updated daily.

 

Trip Pro Database - in development