Wednesday, 23 November 2011


Following on from discussions at the last Geography department staff-student committee meeting, our latest Social Sciences newsletter features an article on Digimap.

This is a really useful database which many people are not aware of, so take a look! You can also check out the Digimap blog and find helpful videos on the EDINADigimap Youtube channel.

Library news for Social Sciences

Our latest Social Sciences newsletter is now out.  Important news is that the University has given us some additional funding to strengthen our collections for students in the Faculties of Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences. We'll be building up our collections in these subject areas, buying more ebooks and more print copies of books recommended for modules and in high demand.

You can help us spend this money by filling in our recommendation form and letting us know about books you'd like to see added to our collection, or titles where you think extra copies or an ebook would be useful.  We can't promise to buy everything that you suggest but all your recommendations will be carefully considered.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Do you need legal information for your course?

Of course you do if you're a student in the Law School, but other subject disciplines use legal information as well. Areas of law such as employment, health, media, planning and safety are potentially of interest to students and staff in a variety of faculties and departments, including Management, Town & Regional Planning, Journalism, Engineering and Medicine.

There are two legal databases, Lexis and Westlaw that are widely used by law students and by law firms. Both employ friendly, helpful student associates on campus, and you can contact them for help in using the databases. The associate for Lexis is Emmi Wilson and the associate for Westlaw is Trish Hughes

Check out the subject guide for law on the library web if you'd like to find out more about legal databases and websites. If you need more information about resources for legal research, contact the Library subject specialist for law, Maria Mawson .