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EGIS (Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society): Resources for other types of information

Which resources to use?

The types of information sources you use to find facts, figures and data, will differ from those that provide an overview/introduction to a topic, which in turn will differ from those sources which provide up-to-date and in-depth focus on topic and the type of information you choose to use will change depending on the question you are trying to answer. Therefore, when literature searching, the three main things to consider are:

  • What type of information am I looking for?
  • Which resources are best suited to find that type of information?
  • Which Keywords / Search terms / Phrases / Combinations should I use?

Using a resource that has been designed to help you find the type information you require will save you time, as your results will be more relevant.

EGIS resources by resource type

This page contains the following sub-pages:

  • Archives
  • Books, eBooks and Book chapters
  • Case Studies
  • Company Data and Financial Databases
  • Contracts and Procurement
  • Costing and Pricing
  • Data and Datasets
  • Environmental Impact
  • Journal Articles and Conference papers
  • Journals
  • Maps
  • Market research
  • News
  • Patents
  • Property (Commercial and Residential)
  • Reports and Conference Papers
  • SPE Technical Papers
  • Standards/Eurocodes/OHSAS
  • Statistics
  • Theses & Dissertations
  • TV, Radio, Film and Videos
  • Minerology
  • EGIS Resource Centre resources

EGIS resources by subject

Below are lists of EGIS resources by subject, to help you find journal articles, but also other types of information.

The key resources have 'Best Bets!' listed at the top.  These are are our two largest abstracting and indexing databases (Scopus and Web of Science) and our two largest platforms (Discovery and ProQuest), plus other recommendations for your subject area.

Note: the 'best bets' for you will be dependent on your area of research - take a look at the full list, or get in touch if you have any questions.

Full list of EGIS databases:
Databases by subject/research area:

**these lists are currently being updated and may not yet have all the relevant resources listed **

Full list of all databases:

Help! Which resources should I use?

Please get in touch if you have any questions/need advice on resources.

EGIS Academic Librarian (Edinburgh Campus and Distance Learners)

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