Please note the following arrangements for opening and closing of the ECA Libraries at the end of Semester 1, 2019:
ECA Library at Evolution House, West Port:
Art & Architecture Library at Minto House, Chambers Street:
The A&A Library will close at 5.00pm on Monday 23rd December 2019, and will re-open at 9.00am on Monday 6th January 2020. For more information please check here.
Main Library, George Square:
The Main Library at George Square will have some limited opening hours during the vacation, apart from on 25th, 26th December and 1st-2nd January, when it will be closed. For more information please check here.
Our new display in ECA Library, Evolution House, (West Port EH1), examines the work and influence of Edward Ruscha. We have selected artist’s books by Ruscha and books from the lending collection which complement these.
Jodi’s work November Frucht won her the award.
More about Jodi’s work here: http://jodilebigre.com/work
The academic support librarian team have created a new subject guide called Making the Most of Your Dissertation, you can find it here: https://edinburgh-uk.libguides.com/dissertation
This is one of the many subject guides created to help you with your studies.
You can also watch a helpful video here.
Our dissertation subject guide ties in with a whole week of activities launching for the first time this month: Make the Most of Your Dissertation Week 2019, from 11 – 15 November, which is packed full of activities and opportunities for students to engage with the library collections and resources and get lots of inspiring ideas for resources and collections that can be used for your dissertation.
For more information about Make the Most of Your Dissertation Week 2019, look out for #DissertationWeek or go to http://libraryblogs.is.ed.ac.uk/yourdissertation
Have you heard about Berg Fashion Library? We subscribe to this fantastic e-resource from Bloomsbury Publishing. It has been described as “the authority on world dress”, and is an extensive online portal which offers fully cross-searchable access to a large and growing range of Berg content collections, including the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress & Fashion online, plus hundreds of e-books, reference works, and thousands of images.
New e-book titles get added regularly. The latest additions include: Costuming cosplay: dressing the imagination by Therèsa M. Winge, Fashion, agency, and empowerment: performing agency, following script, edited by Annette Lynch and Katalin Medvedev, The fashion forecasters : a hidden history of color and trend prediction, edited by Regina Lee Blaszczyk and Ben Wubs, Menswear revolution : the transformation of contemporary men’s fashion by Jay McCauley Bowstead, and Sustainability and the social fabric : Europe’s new textile industries by Clio Padovani and Paul Whittaker.
You can access Berg Fashion Library via the Art & Design Databases webpage.
The Digital Skills team provide training and guidance on developing your digital and information literacy, desktop and IT productivity skills, to help you work, research and study more effectively, and to support continuing professional development.
Find out more here: https://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/help-consultancy/is-skills
The Library has created a handy Libguide giving advice on referencing and compiling bibliographies. You can access it here: https://edinburgh-uk.libguides.com/referencing
It includes tips on avoiding plagiarism, and links to further resources such as a workshop on how to choose which reference management system is best for you.
The University is happy to announce the launch of the Centre for Data, Culture & Society website!
The Edinburgh Centre for Data, Culture & Society (CDCS) is an initiative of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Edinburgh.
The CDCS mission is to support, facilitate and inspire data-led and digital research across the arts, humanities and social sciences.
The CDCS website features events, training, & support: all the information you need in one place!
- Stay informed with the latest news.
- Browse upcoming events.
- Discover training and funding opportunities.
- Find out about support and resources available for your research.
- Get involved in your community.
We would like to offer a warm welcome to all our new and returning students! We hope you have a wonderful start to your new semester. ECA Library (Evolution House, West Port) has resumed its semesterly opening hours which are:
Monday – Thursday: 9.00am – 10.00pm
Fridays: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Saturdays & Sundays: 12.00 – 5.00pm
To watch a couple of short video introductions to the library follow these links:
For more information about the libraries please go to:
Monday 9th September 2019:
The Art & Architecture Library at Minto House, Chambers Street, returns to its usual opening hours of 9.00am – 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, from today.
This library is now under the management of Information Services Group.
For more information, please see its new webpage at: www.ed.ac.uk/is/art-and-arch-library
We look forward to welcoming you to the Library!