Welcome to this guide to Library resources and services, working with research literature, and study skills for medical students moving into their intercalated year.
On this page you will find some general resources. Use the menu on the left-hand side to view pages on:
This guide has been written by an Academic Support Librarian and aims to direct you to sources of further information on these topics.
All the resources featured in this guide are available to you through the University of Edinburgh Library.
A good starting point for information on research methods is SAGE Research Methods.
It contains content on the steps involved in a research project, including a full range of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods for the social and behavioural sciences, as well as many methods commonly used in the hard sciences.
Topics: Key concepts in research, Philosophy of research, Research ethics, Planning research, Research design, Data collection, Data quality and data management, Qualitative data analysis, Quantitative data analysis, Writing and disseminating research.
SAGE Research Methods also includes a project planner designed to guide you through a research project.
The Institute for Academic Development run workshops for undergraduate students on a range of topics relating to your studies.
Informations and how to book is available on their website.
Study Hub learning resources provide advice on specific study skills topics, plus downloadable resources with useful study strategies.
It covers a wide range of general academic topics such as
Find library resources and services related to Medicine, including key databases, on the Subject Guide:
Contact your Academic Support Librarian for help with:
There is a dedicated Academic Support Librarian for each School. Find the Academic Support Librarian assigned to your subject area and how to contact them: Academic Support Librarian by subject
If you are unsure who to contact just send an email to the Library Academic Support team: Library-Academic-Support@ed.ac.uk and your enquiry will be directed to the appropriate team member.