This guide provides a general introduction to Library and information resources available in Edinburgh for Translation Studies.
The web link below takes you to the up-to-date information about access to the Library collections, facilities and services, and how to get further help.
Translation Studies crosses over with some other subject areas. Subject Guides for other disciplines may offer useful information, depending on the area of your research interest.
Translation Studies is a relatively new but growing discipline in Edinburgh, with an equally growing collection of books, journals and reference works which are focused on all aspects of transtation studies and the practice of translation.
The inter-disciplinary nature of the subject means that the teaching, learning and research in translation studies also benefit from the Library's traditionally rich collections in linguistics and world literature in a multitude of languages.
Most collections of printed books and journals are housed in the Main Library, George Square.
The physical collections of books and journals are supplemented by a large number of online databases which provide access to:
Use DiscoverEd to search for items in your reading list as shown above.
You can also use Resource Lists to find your course reading lists. Lookup reading lists by list title, course title, course code, course instructors. Use the 'Subject' dropdown selection list to browse all the Resource Lists in your subject area.
Please note that not all the courses at the University use Resource Lists.
If the library does not have what you want then there are several ways of getting access to the material:
Conveniently located within ten minutes' walk of the University's Main Library, the National Library of Scotland (NLS) holds huge collections of primary and secondary source matierials relating to English literature.
This allows you to request material either held at distant university library sites including the University Collections Facility, or material not held by the university.
If you are unable to find the book that you need for your studies then use the Student Request a Book (RaB) service to recommend a purchase.
It may be possible (and sometimes quicker) to visit another library in the UK to get access to the item you require. Some reciprocal schemes and agreements allow our staff and students access to some other libraries.