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Edinburgh Futures Institute (EFI)

Welcome to the Edinburgh Futures Institute subject guide - your guide to using the library resources, services and facilities for EFI.


A warm welcome to the University of Edinburgh Library. This guide aims to help you with information on library resources, services and facilities for your subject. You can explore the different topics using the left-hand navigation. 

Resource Lists

Find your course reading lists via Resource Lists. Type in your course code or keywords from the course title, or your lecturer's name.

Please note that not all courses at the University use Resource Lists. 

Finding Library Resources - DiscoverEd


Use DiscoverEd to find books, ebooks, journals, ejournals and more. Sign into your Library account using your University Login to manage your loans and requests.

DiscoverEd Help FAQs

Using Google Scholar to find scholarly literature

Google Scholar Search

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. Like DiscoverEd, Google Scholar can be a good place to start your search but it does not allow for advanced or complex searching as in the databases.

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. Select Settings from the top of the Google Scholar Home Page
  2. Select 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.

This short video below demonstrates how to do this.

Your Academic Support Librarian

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Christine Love-Rodgers
Subjects : CAHSS, Divinity, EFI
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Book a meeting

I have a regular office hour on Monday afternoons for students to book appointments for librarian consultations.

Book a librarian consultation to help you research more effectively, by enhancing your knowledge of library resources and helping you develop effective search strategies and reference management software skills. Consultations are usually online.

To book an appointment, please email me at

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Our other library subject guides can be a great source of ideas and information, particularly when you are researching interdisciplinary topics. There is a library subject guide for each School and for many individual subject areas. 

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