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Library News and Events

Information about Library news, training, events and service updates.

Moray House Library

The Library holds the University's education, sport and recreation collections, containing literature covering:

  • Education
  • Psychology
  • English language teaching
  • Physical education
  • Sports sciences
  • Leisure studies
  • Recreational management

More information may be found on the Moray House Library webpage.

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. 

Sport & Physical Education e-books

Human Kinetics Library

A collection of over 150 e-books and 200 videos from the Human Kinetics Library core collection.

Exam Papers

Exam Papers Online provides access to the collected degree examination papers of the University from 2004 onwards. They may be used by students as a study aid only.

Key databases for Sport & Physical Education

Referencing and Reference Management

Our guide to referencing and reference management includes information on a range of resources resources to help you get your references right and avoid plagiarism.

Referencing and reference management

Review management software

For systematic reviews, there are online tools that can help with the screening and reviewing processes.

Covidence provides free account creation for up to 500 records. Instead, make use of the University of Edinburgh's subscription to load your records (more than 500 if that is what you have) for de-duplication* and screening.

Covidence is a web-based tool and reviewers can work on the same set of records.

Covidence’s University of Edinburgh sign-up page

  • register using your University of Edinburgh email address.

Webinar schedule on the Covidence Knowledgebase page - scroll down

More about Covidence

Plus the Covidence Academy for:

  • Guides on key steps in the systematic review process.
  • Step by step video tutorials to get the best out of the Covidence platform.


Rayyan is a freely available systematic review tool from Qatar Computing Research Institute.

Rayyan QCRI


*always do a manual check after any system of automatic de-duplication.

Academic Support Librarian

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Ishbel Leggat
Argyle House,
3 Lady Lawson St, Edinburgh
+44 (0)131 651 5214

Introduction to literature searching for your dissertation

The link below takes you to of a recording of a live session for students in the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (CAHSS) which looks at developing a search strategy, resources available from the Library to help you search the literature and how to manage your search results. Delivered as part of the Library's Dissertation Festival (March, 2021).