Welcome to the International Development subject guide - your guide to using the library resources, services and facilities for your subject.
This Main Library tour was created prior to the Covid-19 pandemic and is still very useful for finding out what resources, services and facilities are available in the Main Library and familiarising yourself with the building. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic there are changes to access to the building and availability of physical resources, services and facilities. Make sure you check the Library Services Update website for full information and to keep up-to-date with current situation.
The Main Library holds the majority of books for International Development.
The most common shelfmarks for African Studies start with:
|H||H is the classification for all Social Sciences, which will broken down geographically in each area e.g. HQ The Family.|
|HD||HD is the classification for the social science of industrialization, land use and labour.|
|C.A.S.||This is the shelfmark for the Centre for African Studies Collection on the 4th floor|
But International Development crosses over with a wide range of other subject areas and disciplines so you may find yourself looking for other shelfmarks that you have identified by using DiscoverEd.
Remember the Library has access to thousands of e-books which you can access via DiscoverEd.
The Centre for Research Collections (CRC) is the main space for anyone using the University of Edinburgh's historic and special collections, including rare books and manuscripts and the University of Edinburgh archives. The University Archives holds several African Studies related collections, including the papers of John William Arthur, Joseph Booth, William Scott and Helen M. Taylor.
All of these collections can be accessed at the CRC on the 6th floor, Main Library.
There are 10 other site libraries at the University that you can visit and use.