Extra study spaces – vacation and exam period

Edinburgh campus library – open 24/7 until the end of the exam period – 22nd May

The James Watt Centre is open for study during April on the following dates: –

  • 1st, 2nd
  • 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th (Applicant open day in JW1 but JW2 lounge available for study)
  • 13th, 14th, 15th (Applicant open day in JW1 but JW2 lounge available for study)
  • 16th, 17th
  • 20th, 21st, 23rd

From 24th April until the end of exam period James Watt Centre 1 & 2 will be used for exams and will not be available as study space.

As well as the 110 PCs in the Cameron Smail Library, there are more than 500 other PCs in labs around the campus, with printing & scanning attached. Check PC availability

The following Computer Labs have also been booked as additional study space: –

  • EC204 (Edwin Chadwick)
  • EM252 (Earl Mountbatten)
  • MBG22 (Mary Burton)

You can check the ongoing availability of these and other centrally timetabled Computer Labs from Web Timetables Edinburgh Campus by entering * in the Location Search String

All centrally timetabled Computer Labs are also available for study when not in use for exams etc.

See the Edinburgh Campus map if you want to check where a building is.

Power Hour Workshops (Edinburgh Campus) Week Commencing 30th March

The following workshops will be held week commencing 30th March in the Edinburgh Campus Library (Top Floor):

Excel: Level 3/ Part 2
Tues 31 Mar 09:15-11:45
Booking is required for all workshops. Please book a place at http://hw.ac.libcal.com/powerhours

Dissertation/Final Year Project (Life Sciences; Food & Beverage Sciences)
Tues 31 Mar 12:15-15:15
Booking is required for all workshops. Please book a place at http://hw.ac.libcal.com/powerhours

Word: Links, Footnotes & Captions
Wed 1 April 13:15-14:15
Booking is required for all workshops. Please book a place at http://hw.ac.libcal.com/powerhours

Vision: Course Reports & Statistics
Wed 1 April 14:15-15:15
Staff only
Booking is required for all workshops. Please book a place at http://hw.ac.libcal.com/powerhours

Word: Level 3/ Part 2
Thurs 2 April 09:15-11:45
Booking is required for all workshops. Please book a place at http://hw.ac.libcal.com/powerhours

Excel Pivot Tables: Power Bite
Thurs 2 April 12:30-13:00
Booking is required for all workshops. Please book a place at http://hw.ac.libcal.com/powerhours

 

 

The workshops are held in the Anderson Room or the Library Teaching Room, Edinburgh Campus Library (top floor). Signs in the Library will direct you to the appropriate room.

More information on these sessions and other sessions in the Power Hours Workshops programme is available online. Learning materials used in the workshops are also available in Vision / Organisations / Power Hours Workshops

See our website for further skills development opportunities.

Free Content: Bulletin of Marine Science

bms

The contents of volume 1 1951 to Vol 1 2012 of the Bulletin of Marine Science (BMS) are free to access. BMS is a peer reviewed periodical publishing research dealing with all aspects of marine science including:

  • Marine biology
  • Biological oceanography
  • Fisheries
  • Marine Policy
  • Applied Marine Physics
  • Marine Geology and geophysics
  • Marine and atmospheric chemistry
  • Meteorology
  • Physical oceanography

Marion Kennedy
Subject Librarian (Life Sciences)

Lynda.com – end of pilot

The Lynda.com kiosks in the Edinburgh and Scottish Borders campus libraries have been very under-utilised during the pilot phase.

Figures from September 2014 until March 2015 indicate a total of 17 courses have been viewed in Edinburgh and 8 courses at SBC. We will therefore be removing this resource from the libraries within the next few weeks.

We have updated the links to other online training materials on our Self study/online training page. The resources linked to from this page have the added benefit of being accessible from anywhere, not just the kiosks in the libraries.

Power Hour Workshops (Edinburgh Campus) Week Commencing 23rd March

The following workshops will be held week commencing 23rd March in the Edinburgh Campus Library (Top Floor):

Excel: Level 2/Part 2
Mon 23 Mar 09:15-11:45
Booking is required for all workshops. Please book a place at http://hw.ac.libcal.com/powerhours

Exam Survival Guide
Mon 23 Mar 14:15-15:45
Booking is required for all workshops. Please book a place at http://hw.ac.libcal.com/powerhours

How to Manage Exam Stress
Tues 24 Mar 12:15-13:15
Booking is required for all workshops. Please book a place at http://hw.ac.libcal.com/powerhours

Excel: Level 3/Part 1
Wed 25 Mar 09:15-11:45
Booking is required for all workshops. Please book a place at http://hw.ac.libcal.com/powerhours

 

Vision: Linking to Library Materials
Wed 25th Mar 14:15-15:15
Staff only
Booking is required for all workshops. Please book a place at http://hw.ac.libcal.com/powerhours

Word: Divide & Conquer Your Page Layout
Thurs 26 Mar 12:15-13:15
Booking is required for all workshops. Please book a place at http://hw.ac.libcal.com/powerhours

 

The workshops are held in the Anderson Room or the Library Teaching Room, Edinburgh Campus Library (top floor). Signs in the Library will direct you to the appropriate room.

More information on these sessions and other sessions in the Power Hours Workshops programme is available online. Learning materials used in the workshops are also available in Vision / Organisations / Power Hours Workshops

See our website for further skills development opportunities.

Get your revision off to a flying start…

It’s the start of Week 10 – so revision time is just round the corner.

If you’ve loads to plan and juggle (which you will have…), you might want to consider using MindGenius - or Inspiration - to help you.

Both mind mapping applications are available on the HWU Student Desktop.

revision mindmap

There are also apps available for both applications – see Mind Mapping Apps

You can also get your own personal copy of MindGenius – free – see

Software for Personal Use

 

Knovel and Geofacets trials – feedback

Out trials to Knovel and Geofacets will end on 17 March 2015, so there are still a few days left to try out them out:

If you have tried out these products, we would very much appreciate your feedback:

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Dissertation binding – Edinburgh campus

It’s fast approaching dissertation hand in time for undergraduates.

You can get your dissertation bound at Graphic and Printing Services.

Students can book an appointment online

Graphics and Printing are at Gait 6 -see Graphics on the Edinburgh Campus map or ask for directions at the Service Desk in the Cameron Smail Library.

If you need more information please contact Graphics and Printing direct on
0131 451 3258

Scotland’s Aquaculture website

scotland aquaculture

Ever need to find any of the following?

  • location of active seawater finfish sites in Scotland or the location of Marine Scotland Management Areas
  • numbers of fish escaped from aquaculture sites in Scotland
  • sealice in-feed treatment residues in micrograms/kilogram
  • movement restrictions on farmed fish and disease agent
  • aquaculture strategies and policies

The Scotland’s Aquaculture portal on Scotland’s Environment Web will give you the answers.  Produced in partnership with SEPA, Marine Scotland, The Scottish Government, the Food Standards Agency and the Crown Estate the site has a  map look-up feature and data search.

 

explore-map  search data

 

Marion Kennedy
Subject Librarian (Life Sciences)

 

Power Hour Workshops (Edinburgh Campus) Week Commencing 16th March

The following workshops will be held week commencing 16th March in the Edinburgh Campus Library (Top Floor):

Exam Survival Guide
Mon 16 Mar 12:15
Booking is required for all workshops. Please book a place at http://hw.ac.libcal.com/powerhours

Keeping Control of Your Data
Mon 16 Mar 14:15-16:15
Staff Only
Booking is required for all workshops. Please book a place at http://hw.ac.libcal.com/powerhours

Excel Lookups: Powerbite
Tues 17 Mar 12:30-13:00
Booking is required for all workshops. Please book a place at http://hw.ac.libcal.com/powerhours

Citations & Impact Factors
Wed 18 Mar 14:15-15:15
Staff Only
Booking is required for all workshops. Please book a place at http://hw.ac.libcal.com/powerhours

Vision: Communications & Collaborations
Wed 18 Mar 14:15-15:15
Staff only
Booking is required for all workshops. Please book a place at http://hw.ac.libcal.com/powerhours

Word: Level 3/ Part 1
Thurs 19 Mar 09:15-11:45
Booking is required for all workshops. Please book a place at http://hw.ac.libcal.com/powerhours

Excel: Level 2/ Part 1
Fri 20 Mar 09:15-11:45
Booking is required for all workshops. Please book a place at http://hw.ac.libcal.com/powerhours

Dissertation/ Final Year Project (Management & Languages)
Fri 17 Mar 12:15-15:15
Booking is required for all workshops. Please book a place at http://hw.ac.libcal.com/powerhours

The workshops are held in the Anderson Room or the Library Teaching Room, Edinburgh Campus Library (top floor). Signs in the Library will direct you to the appropriate room.

More information on these sessions and other sessions in the Power Hours Workshops programme is available online. Learning materials used in the workshops are also available in Vision / Organisations / Power Hours Workshops

See our website for further skills development opportunities.

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