Information Services

Finding academic literature

A collection of quick links to the academic research literature and other printed and electronic information resources, both at Edinburgh and beyond.


All books held by the University Library are listed in the online catalogues.


The easiest way to identify the journal literature is by means of one of the many bibliographic databases available.


Once you have identified the papers you need, there are a number of ways of locating the journals in which they have been published.

All print and online journal titles are listed in DiscoverEd.

Inter-library loans

If the Library does not have the book or journal you need, you can use the inter-library loan service or visit another library if you prefer.

Subject guides

Check the Library's guides for your subject as you may find some readymade links to useful websites.

Subject guides