New resource alert!

We now have access to the complete digitised archive of Rolling Stone magazine, through our ProQuest 350 subscription.
From the first issue in 1967 to the present day, The Rolling Stone magazine has served as a critical source of news, entertainment and cultural information. For generations, students and young adults have turned to this iconic publication for fashion, society, music news, criticism and more. This digital archive will allow scholars to find articles, images and adverts that support their research. The collection provides coverage of cultural and countercultural movements from the 1960’s forward, highlighting key figures and events such as Woodstock, or the Iraq War. It allows for cross-disciplinary teaching and research in music, popular culture, arts, entertainment, politics, and 20th century history.
You can find the Rolling Stone digital archive on our library catalogue DiscoverEd. It is also listed in our databases A-Z and on the ‘databases by subject’ webpage for Music databases .

Centre for Data, Culture & Society news

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.

Artists' books micro-residency at ECA Library

The Grey People undertook their residency in ECA Library from 20th – 24th February, exploring the artists’ books collection,  and making a selection of books to feature as part of the BookMarks Bookfair on 29th March 2017, and in a display in ECA Library which opens on 14th March.
A total of 25 books have been selected as fitting with their cross-disciplinary theme.
More news about the project soon!

Residency begins at ECA Library for artist Holly Prentice

Monday 2nd February 2015:
We are delighted to welcome Holly Prentice to ECA Library today. Holly has already begun to explore our 2000 artists’ books and will be producing an exhibition, several workshops and a new book-work, as part of her month-long research residency.
One of the workshops will be a free and open to all drop in session at ECA Evolution House, room 2.15, during Innovative Learning Week, more details here soon…

Book artist Julie Johnstone begins ECA Library artist's residency

May 1st:
Today ECA Library welcomes book artist Julie Johnstone to a one month research residency at ECA Library. Julie will explore the ECA Library Artists’ Books collection, curate a display of books, and will organise a reading group or two, open to all students and staff. At the end of her residency Julie will create a new artist’s book in response to her research residency at ECA, which will be added to the ECA Library artists’ books permanent collection.
Julie will be tweeting about her experience at #eca_artistsbks.

More information about the dates of the reading groups at ECA Library will be posted here soon.

Finding full text theses and dissertations

The Library offers access to a wide range of online dissertations and theses via the Theses Databases webpage which you can access via
Our theses databases include ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Full Text online. This resource contains millions of searchable citations to dissertations and theses from around the world from 1861 to the present day, together with over a million full text dissertations that are available for download in PDF format. Around 70,000 new dissertations and theses are added annually. It is available on and off campus using your EASE log-in.
The Theses Databases webpage mentioned above also gives guidance about how to submit a thesis, how to find theses by University of Edinburgh students and what the Edinburgh Research Archive (ERA) is.
More help can be found at the Scholarly Communications webpage: