Training: Discover the Library's Digital Primary Source Collections

The last decade has seen a huge growth in the availability of digital primary source and archive databases, and Edinburgh University Library’s collections have kept pace with this by subscribing to a wide range of digital primary source content.

Caroline Stirling will take you on a tour of tools and resources to discover the landscape of subscriptions digital primary source databases at the University of Edinburgh.

Christine Love-Rodgers will talk about how these resources are identified and trialled to make a business case for their purchase.

Finally Martin McCall from Gale will introduce you to a new tool available to you from the Library, Gale Digital Scholar Lab, a cloud-based platform that enables students and researchers to access content and OCR data from Gale Primary Sources and analyse these archives with text and data mining tools.


Caroline Stirling is the Academic Support Librarian for History, Classics and Archaeology and Social and Political Science.

Christine Love-Rodgers is College Lead for Library Academic Support, CAHSS and Academic Support Librarian for Divinity.


Digital Scholarship Centre

Digital Scholarship Centre, 6th floor

Main Library 

University of Edinburgh 

Edinburgh EH8 9LJ