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Informatics

Welcome to the subject guide for Informatics - your guide to using the library resources, services and facilities for your subject.

Finding Library Resources - DiscoverEd

Use DiscoverEd to find books, ebooks, journals, ejournals and more. Sign into your Library Account using EASE.

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Key Resources - Databases

More resources for Informatics

Full database list A-Z

Subject repositories and open access sources

Citing and Referencing

Citing and referencing is an important part of good academic practice. Guidance from the Institute of Academic Development (IAD) - find out more here.

Cite Them Right Online. An online tool to help you to understand referencing for a range of sources. 

Google

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites

Access eresources using Google Scholar 

Google Scholar may not provide access to full-text, however, by linking to the Library you can access full-text where there is a University subscription. 

  1. Selecting Settings from the top of the Google Scholar Home Page
  2. Selecting Library Links
  3. Search for University of Edinburgh. Select it from the list and Save your settings

You will now see FindIt@Edinburgh links next to items in your Google Scholar results that you can use to access the full-text.

 

 

Google Patents is a search engine from Google that indexes patents and patent applications.

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Finding Library Resources

 

The print collection for Informatics is held in the Main Library with most book available on the third floor and the ground floor HUB.

The Main Library also provides open-access computing, printing and a range of study spaces.

Can't find what you need?

Request a book or other teaching resource

Request an Inter-Library Loan

To request a new journal subscription, or other resource, please send an email using the 'Email Me' link.

Resource Lists & Subject Guides

Resources lists at Edinburgh LogoResource Lists are online reading lists that can signpost you to key reading materials. Some of your courses may have a Resource List embedded in the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) but you can also access them directly.

Full details are available on the Resource Lists: Information for Students webpage.


Subject Guides from other disciplines can be a useful source of ideas and information. Some focus on a topic such as newspapers as well as others that are more subject specific e.g. Business, Medicine economics etc. A full list of subject guides is available on the university website.