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Accounting and Finance: Library online learning materials

About this page

This page has a menu of videos and online tutorials covering accessing and using library resources.

Students: use the links below to build up your knowledge and information skills

Teaching staff: point students to this page or add links or embed videos of choice in Vision.

Videos and online tutorials

PowerPoint slides

Literature searching for SoSS subjects

Online tutorials

Literature searching for SoSS subjects

Citing & Referencing Harvard

Citing & Referencing APA 7th


How your library team can help (Edinburgh Campus)

What is literature searching?

What’s available from the Library?

Why use library resource?

Finding library resources via the Information Services web pages  (demo)

Finding library resources from outside the Information Services web pages (demo)

Finding resources from off-campus

Some sources to consider

Books and journals 


Discovery-demo-finding known items

Discovery – finding ebooks off-campus

Discovery - finding journal articles off campus

Introduction to building a search strategy

Building your search terms

Using truncation and wildcards

Mindmapping your search

Applying limits to your search

Demo of building a topic search in Discovery (generic)

Demo of building a topic search in Discovery (business psychology)

Demo of building a topic search in Discovery (psychology)

Demo of building a topic search in Discovery (Finance: exchange rate forecasting)

Demo of building a topic search in Discovery (Finance: efficient market theory)

Where to search


              Beyond Discovery (specialist databases)

Business Source Premier demo (business specific search features)

Web of Science demo (cited reference search features)

PsycINFO demo (psychology specific search features)

ScienceDirect demo (related articles feature)

Getting the full text via library links

                Google Scholar and demo

                LibKey Nomad and demo

If we don’t have the full text

Reference management

Citing and Referencing guide and Cite Them Right Online resource

Citing and referencing APA (psychology)

Citing and referencing Harvard

Further help

                Key contacts

                Key contacts: Dubai and Malaysia

Literature Searching -summary


Skills Hub

Workshops and online materials on digital, information and study skills to inspire your learning.

IS guides

Embedding Videos in Canvas

Teaching staff : you can add the links on this page or embed any of the Stream videos in Canvas. Use the share>embed feature in Stream to get an embed code.

Embedding online tutorials in Canvas

Teaching staff: you can embed online Sway tutorials in Canvas as below. Use the share>get embed code in Sway.

The tutorial below is for Harvard referencing style. Psychology uses the APA style. There is a link to materials for APA in the left hand menu on this page.