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Use LibrarySearch to find fast results for books, e-books, online journal articles and more. Learn more about using LibrarySearch on this page.   


News and Announcements


Leap into Research Event

Wednesday 2nd March - Friday 4th March

Book now! Some sessions fully booked

Registration is now open for Leap into Research, a brand new three day researcher development event brought to you by the Research and Innovation Office and Information Services. 


This informative and fun event will enable you to develop your research skills with a variety of presentations and hands-on skills development workshops. It will close on Friady 4th March with an opportunity to have a relaxed drink/canape and meet others outside your subject group. 


Highlights include:

  • Presentations and hands-on workshops for all stages of your research - from finding funding and starting a literature review to writing for publication and measuring research perfrormance.

  • Professor Paul Whitty (Oxford Brookes University) talking about managing your data and what this means for those if you with non-traditional research outputs. 

  • Panel discussion on research impact and your career with Edinburgh Napier researchers.

Who should attend?

This event may be particularly relevant if you are new to research or starting research again after a period of time, but there will be something for everyone.

Some sessions are now fully booked but you can still sing up for individual sessions.


Places are limited - book now!

Find more information and sign up now at




New Journal Deal - 2000+ Taylor and Francis titles

Following demand from academic staff across Schools, Information Services has now brokered a significant new deal for over 2000 Taylor and Francis journals. 

New journal titles include:

  • ​Human-Computer Interaction

  • Information Communication and Society

  • European Journal of Sport Science

  • International Reviews in Physical Chemistry

  • Polymer Reviews

  • Marine Biology Research

To see the entire selection of new journals go to Taylor and Francis Online 

Alternatively, access Taylor and Francis Online via LibrarySearch​>Databases. You may need to log in off campus. Once logged in, you will see the words 'Access provided by Edinburgh Napier University' and a green square next to the titles you have access to.



Get the books you want - Epurchasing now open


Library epurchasing for 2015/16 is now open.


In response to student feedback, this scheme makes new ebooks available in LibrarySearch for a limited amount of time.


The ebooks that show usage are purchased to keep for the future.


Find more details.


This is a short-term service, to help make it easy to access more ebooks. All year round, we want to ensure that your teaching and research requirements are met. Can't find something you need? See request books.    

LibrarySearch at risk 13th to 14th February

LibrarySearch services will be at risk from 23:00 UTC/GMT on Saturday 13th February until 05:00 UTC/GMT on Sunday 14th February. This is to allow routine maintenance to take place. The services/functionality which may be affected include requests and renewals; the availability display of physical items, such as books and DVDs; linking to eresources. In addition, there may be actual periods of downtime. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

ProQuest databases downtime

ProQuest databases, such as ABI/INFORM and ASSIA, will be unavailable on Sunday 14 February between 03:00 and 09:00 in order to allow critical maintenance to take place. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.​


Box of Broadcasts: don't lose your clips and playlists!

The library move to Single Sign-On will impact on users' Box of Broadcasts MyBob accounts. Once it has been implemented for BoB, an email will be sent out to registered users and this page will be updated. In order to ensure that your saved clips and playlists are not lost, you will need to merge your 'new' and 'old accounts. Advice on how to do this can be found here.



Digimap: don't lose your work!


The library move to Single Sign-On will impact on users' Digimap accounts. Once it has been implemented for Digimap, an email will be sent out to registered users and this page will be updated. If you are a current user, you will be prompted to re-register for a Digimap account the first time you log into Digimap after the switchover to Single Sign-On. Since your saved Digimap data is tied to your 'old account, it will not be possible to move saved maps over to your 'new' account. In order to allow dissertation students time to finish projects, and researchers time to complete work or export large data files, the old and new accounts will run side by side for a period of time. For further information, please contact Jane Haigh.



Help us improve LibrarySearch


We think it's time to improve LibrarySearch and really want to hear what you think. To help gather information about your experiences using LibrarySearch, we'd like to ask you to complete a short, five-question survey. You'll find the link to the survey on the LibrarySearch homepage.



Box of Broadcasts - Online TV & Radio for Education


The University has subscribed to a major new service, Box of Broadcasts (BoB) National, which gives students and staff access to over a million TV and radio recordings for educational purposes. See TV for Teaching.​ 


Sage Research Methods Online

A great new resource for researchers or those teaching research methods, with full text of more than 800 ebooks, reference works, journal articles, and videos.

See Sage Research Methods Online.​  



New: Personalise your LibrarySearch results list

Make your LibrarySearch search results more relevant to you by selecting your subject area(s) before you search. Please see further information.