Working on your dissertation? Try our ‘Virtual Library’ wiki for help on using e-resources

Go to and take a look!

We have a brand new resource that we think may be useful to you as you begin work on your dissertation – particularly if you are spending a great deal of your time working away from the University.

The ‘Virtual Library @ Aberdeen‘ is a wiki (the same type of service as Wikipedia) that contains collections of links and instructions, guides and worksheets for electronic resources supplied by the library.

The wiki is called ‘The Virtual Library’ because it focuses on resources (including journals and books) in electronic format. Don’t forget there is a huge amount of printed material in our ‘physical libraries’ too!

Please contact the library if you need advice on using library collections or reference management. Contact details for library branches are available at

Elaine Shallcross
(for Library & Historic Collections staff)


Wiki launched to help students stranded overseas

A guide to finding and using e-resources has been launched as a study aid aimed at students stranded overseas following the recent volcanic activity in Iceland.

The ‘Virtual Library at the University of Aberdeen’ wiki contains collections of links to websites, instructions, information guides and worksheets. It is hoped that making these resources available from one interface will help students access and find e-resources quickly so that they can continue with their studies while they wait for flights back to Aberdeen.

The wiki is at