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This is the subject guide for the School of Arts & Creative Industries

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Welcome to the library Subject Guide for the School of Arts & Creative Industries.  It is designed to introduce you to the resources you should find most helpful for your studies at Edinburgh Napier University.  


Under the Library Essentials tab you'll find things that are generally useful for the whole subject area.

To see resources for particular subject areas, click on the subject tabs above.

Please feel free to get in touch if you would like to suggest relevant resources and websites to add to the guide.  My contact details are below.

Getting started

The library has many resources that can help you get started with finding information for your studies:

 Getting started   -  The main things you need to know about the library in a nutshell



    EnCompass  - Navigating the Digital World


Merchiston Library

Merchiston will be the home library for Arts & Creative Industries students. Here is a short video overview of what you will find here.

LibrarySearch Help

Find a Book in the Library

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Place a Request

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COVID-19 : Temporary access to e-resources

Some publishers are providing free online content during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to support continuing learning, teaching and research.
Please note that this content will only be available for a limited time period, often until the end of June or July 2020.
We will continue to update this list as new resources become available.

Featured databases

Online database of playtexts and books about drama.  

Our selection includes Methuen Modern Plays, Methuen Drama Student Editions, Faber Drama, Nick Hern Modern Plays and Arden Shakespeare, as well as a range of critical and practical texts.

Training and Events