How to access ESDS

You will need to register with the Economic and Social Data Service (ESDS) before you can access the resource. Registration is free. To register follow the steps below:

1. Follow the direct link above to ESDS

2. Click Login (top right of the screen)

3. Select “Login via UK Federation”.

4. Type Royal Holloway into the search box and click “continue”.

5. You will be taken to an Athens login authentication point. Do not use the Athens login box, but instead click on “Alternative login”, to the bottom left of the box.

6. In the quick search box type in Royal Holloway, click on “Go” and Royal Holloway should appear at the top of the list.

7. Click on this link, which will take you to a page which allows you to “Go to the Royal Holloway, University of London login page”.

8. You should first tick the “Remember this organisation on your computer” box, then follow the “Go to the Royal Holloway, University of London login page” link.

9. Enter your College username and password, click on “Login” and you will be taken to ESDS, where you can register for an account

10. New users will be offered a Registration Form to complete.

11. Read through the terms and conditions of ESDS, and click the button to indicate that you accept them.

12. Once you have accepted the terms of ESDS you will be sent an e-mail asking you to confirm your intention to register. Click on the link in the e-mail and your registration will be complete. You will now be able to use ESDS services.


Library Loves … Postgraduates!

Calling all RHUL postgraduates: the Library Loves … YOU!

Let us explain: each month Library Services will be offering focussed support on a range of different themes under the banner  “Library Loves … “. The theme for July is research support for the RHUL postgraduate community. All taught and research post graduates are welcome to come along to the weekly drop in sessions in:

Room 2.03, Bedford Library, every Thursday in July from 14.00 to 16.00, starting this Thursday, 11th July.

Information Consultants will be on hand to offer help and advice on a range of issues:

  • searching for material for your research topics
  • reference management & creating bibliographies – using RefWorks or EndNote
  • using subject specific resources
  • obtaining material not held at RHUL (inter library loans and using other libraries)
  • help with using social media services in your research

or any other questions you might have regarding library services, no matter how basic or complex!

So, please do come along and feel free to contact the Information Consultant for your subject area / Department (this will link to the list of subject specialists) beforehand and we will be able to have some material ready for you, or just drop in if you happen to be in the area!

If you cannot make any of the drop in session, you can always arrange a one to one appointment with the Information Consultant for your subject area / Department

We hope to see you on Thursdays in July!

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You also need to answer the following two questions on your answer sheet:

7. If you return a DVD late, what is the fine rate?

8. What hours is the Library open on Saturdays during Autumn term?

Solve this anagram to find the next clue:



You also need to answer the following two questions on your answer sheet:

1. In which library would you find the History collection?

2. Books are classified by subject using a numerical system (Dewey Decimal Classification scheme). What is the number for books on Economics?