Welcome to the Science, Technology and Innovation Studies subject guide - your guide to using the library resources, services and facilities for your subject.
Use these key databases to search for and access current full-text newspaper and news sources articles, including both UK and international titles.
The Library has access to a large number of newspaper databases that allow you to search for both current and archive content.
Use these databases to search for and view TV news programmes, documentaries, interviews, films, etc.
If you're going to be using "news" sources as part of your research then it is worth taking a look at our guide on misinformation, disinformation and "fake news" which gives an overview of this area and strategies to help you meet this issue.
The academic field of Science, Technology and Innovation Studies crosses over with a number of other disciplines. Depending on your research area it may be worthwhile looking at the databases available in other subject areas e.g.
See a full list of subjects and their recommended databases at:
Some other subject guides can give you great ideas of where to search for literature and new databases to explore. Some that may be of particular interest include:
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.
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.