Library Online Guide for new users http:// www.lib.ed.ac.uk/howto/begin.html How to… http://www.lib.ed.ac.uk/howto/ Researching your assignment http:// www.lib.ed.ac.uk/howto/infoskills.shtml Resources by Subject http:// www.lib.ed.ac.uk/resbysub /
Want to ask a question? General Help http://www.lib.ed.ac.uk/services/requests.shtml Ask a Librarian http:// www.lib.ed.ac.uk/qp /
What will a database give me? Citation - i.e. publication details Abstract - i.e. summary of the article Full text Pay-per-view (beware!) Inter-Library Loan Service - http://www.lib.ed.ac.uk/services/ill1.shtml Your Library/Find it at Edinburgh Links to Bibliographic Management Software
Move from the specific to the general - just one useful reference can lead you to more.
Note keywords assigned to reference(s) in the database - use these to run a new search.
Search for other writings by same author.
Follow up on references used by author in bibliography.
Help with using databases Help with your search strategy http://www.lib.ed.ac.uk/howto/searchstrat.html Database help http://www.lib.ed.ac.uk/howto/#db Getting to know a database http:// www.lib.ed.ac.uk/howto/Database.pdf