Trial of automotive engineering resource

SAE Technical Papers will give you access to journal articles about vehicle transport, including cars, aerospace, and autonomous and unmanned vehicles.  As well as automotive papers, this resource also has information useful to Cover of "Connected and Automated Vehicles" journal, showing a car dashboard with futuristic graphicsstudents studying other areas of science, engineering or business management, such as robotics, manufacturing, and energy.

You can access SAE Technical Papers with your normal Heriot-Watt username and password.  There’s around 58,000 full-text journal articles in this database, and it also gives information about another 150,000+ articles, which may be available through Interlibrary Loan if you are in third year or higher.

Our trial of this database will end on 30th April 2019.  Please send any feedback to Kirsty Thomson k.s.thomson@hw.ac.uk

FREE ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and newspapers – Edinburgh Public Libraries visit

Did you know that you could download ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and newspapers for FREE from Edinburgh Public Libraries?

Their Digital Team librarians will be in Heriot Watt Library on Thursday 14th February from 11am-2pm to hand out free library membership cards and information which give you instant online access to:

eBooks   with OverDrive you get access to thousands of bestselling fiction and non-fiction ebooks from fantastic authors such as George RR Martin; Bill Bryson; Lee Child; Bryan Cox; Hilary Mantel; Stuart MacBride and Stephen Hawking.

Newspapers –  over 2500 worldwide newspapers are available to download to the PressReader app before they’ve even hit the newsagents. So wherever you are from, PressReader will have a newspaper for you! Includes over 70 UK local and national newspapers such as the Scotsman and Guardian.

Magazines –   theres over 4000 UK and international magazines available to download on RBdigital and PressReader. Includes New Scientist; Popular Science; Apple Magazine; PC Format; Newsweek; Total Film; Men’s Fitness; HELLO!; BBC Good Food; and Cosmopolitan.

Audiobooks  –  four fantastic services give you a wide range of bestselling audiobooks to listen to. Perfect for when you are working out or commuting.

Stop by and pick up a membership card and instruction leaflets on how you can use these services on your computer, tablet or phone.

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Power Hours w/c 5th February

The following workshops will be held w/cpowerhours
5th February

Evaluation of Online Sources (Webinar)
Date: 5 February 2019
Time: 13:00-14:00
Location: Own Computer
Audience: All Welcome

Open Access and the REF: What you Need to Know
Date: 5 February 2019
Time: 13:15-14:15
Location: Library Teaching , Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh
Audience: Staff and PGR Only

Presentation Skills
Date: 5 February 2019
Time: 14:15-15:15
Location: Anderson Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh
Audience: All Welcome

Writing in Paragraphs
Date: 5 February 2019
Time: 12:15-13:15
Location: Anderson Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh
Audience: All Welcome, most suited to UG students

Poster Design (Webinar)
Date: 6 February 2019
Time: 12:00-13:00
Location: Own Computer
Audience: All Welcome

How to Survive your Dissertation 
Date: 6 February 2019
Time: 12:00-13:00
Location: Student Wellbeing Centre, Hugh Nisbet Building
Campus: Edinburgh
Audience: All Welcome

Pure: Managing Content
Date: 6 February 2019
Time: 14:15-15:15
Location: Library Teaching Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh
Audience: Staff Only

Understanding Turnitin for Students
Date: 6 February 2019
Time: 14:15-14:45
Location: Anderson Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh
Audience: Most suited to UG and PGT Students

Word: Page Layouts and Numbering
Date: 6 February 2019
Time: 12:15-13:15
Location: Library Teaching Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh
Audience: All Welcome

Citing & Referencing Harvard (Webinar)
Date: 7 February 2019
Time: 09:15-10:15
Location: Own Computer
Audience: All Welcome

Endnote Desktop
Date: 7 February 2019
Time: 10:15-11:45
Location: Library Teaching Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh
Audience: All Welcome

Literature Searching for EPS subjects
Date: 7 February 2019
Time: 12:15-13:15
Location: Anderson Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh
Audience: All Welcome

MindMap with MindGenius
Date: 7 February 2019
Time: 12:15-13:15
Location: Library Teaching Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh
Audience: All Welcome

Critical Reading of a Journal Paper
Date: 8 February 2019
Time: 12:15-13:15
Location: Mary Burton Building, Room G.33
Campus: Edinburgh
Audience: All Welcome

All workshop are now bookable at http://hw.ac.libcal.com/powerhours
See our website for further skills development opportunities

New year, new you …

Want to learn new skills this year? Perhaps you want to become a Photoshop Pro, an awesome photographer or even learn how to play an instrument? Remember LinkedIn Learning isn’t just for IT skills:

  • collection of paint brushesIf you’ve got a new camera or phone for Christmas you’ll find lots of videos and courses to help improve your photography skills.
  • If you want to take up a creative hobby, LinkedIn Learning can help with painting, drawing, and animation.
  • Or if your new year’s resolution is to better understand social media, you can find short courses on twitter and Instagram.

It’s quick and easy to access LinkedIn Learning courses from any device — anytime and anywhere.

If you have problems accessing LinkedIn Learning please contact IT helpdesk on +44 (0) 131 451 4045 or email ithelp@hw.ac.uk

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What’s happening with the Library refurbishment #edincampuslib

The HWU Edinburgh Campus Library refurbished project is progressing well.
An overview of the project details can be found at how we are  ‘Transforming Your Library’  
We will keep you updated through these blog posts and through our social media channels.  There will be news of the exciting new developments and we will keep you updated as to which spaces and resources are available in the Library during the enabling and refurbishing works.

Phases of the project
The refurbishment project is now in Phase 4.
Phase 1 was the Ground Floor which is now completed with silent study spaces and books and print journals in mobile shelving.
Phase 2 and Phase 3 were Floor 1 which is the main entrance floor which provides a variety of study spaces plus the cafe and the staff area
Phase 4 includes work to Floor 3 of the Library work and also the main stairs.
It is scheduled to finish by 25th March and the space to be completed  and ready for use by 5th April.  There will be study space and PCs and some of the book stock.
Phase 5 work, Floor 2, will start on Monday 8th April and finish on 11th July. The space will be available for use from the end of July.

Location of Books in the Library
Some of the books from Floor 2 have moved to the new shelving in the refurbished Ground Floor. There were already journals and theses on the shelves and now some of the book stock has been relocated to this area.  This is in preparation for the refurbishment of Floor 2 in April 2019.

The books with class numbers 000 – 539 are now located on the Ground Floor.
The books with class numbers 540 – 999 are still located on Floor 2. 

The Quick Reference, Dictionaries and Dissertations have also been moved to the Ground Floor.

Please take care when using the mobile shelving and check that other students or staff are not already in the gaps between shelves when you move them.

Searching for books on Discovery

There is now a Map it feature in Discovery which means that when searching for a book and viewing the results, there will be an option to view the location where the book can be found.

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Ask at the Service Desk at the Edinburgh campus library or contact us by email or phone
https://www.hw.ac.uk/is/contactvisit-us.htm

Progress is being made on configuring ID cards for access through the entry gates to the Library and this should be in place for current students before the end of semester.

Student lockers are available in the Library – details at the Service Desk and these will be issued via the Library Management System in the same way as books.

The Library is open 24/7 until May 16th/17th

Power Hours w/c 14 January 2019

The following workshops will be held w/cpowerhours
14th January

Citing & Referencing Harvard
Date: 14 January 2019
Time: 12:15-13:15
Location: Anderson Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh
Audience: All Welcome

Excel: Fundamentals
Date: 14 January 2019
Time: 12:15-13:15
Location: Library Teaching , Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh
Audience: All Welcome

How to Succeed in Exams
Date: 14 January 2019
Time: 14:15-15:15
Location: Anderson Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh
Audience: All Welcome

Note Taking [Webinar]
Date: 15 January 2019
Time: 09:15-10:15
Location: Own Computer
Campus: Edinburgh
Audience: All Welcome

Making the Most of Your Lectures
Date: 15 January 2019
Time: 14:15-15:15
Location: Anderson Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh
Audience: All Welcome, most suited to UG and PGT students

Coping with Presentation Nerves 
Date: 15 January 2019
Time: 16:00-17:00
Location: Student Wellbeing Centre, Hugh Nisbet Building
Campus: Edinburgh
Audience: All Welcome

Citing & Referencing Harvard [Webinar]
Date: 17 January 2019
Time: 09:15-10:15
Location: Own Computer
Campus: Edinburgh
Audience: All Welcome

Endnote Online
Date: 17 January 2019
Time: 12:15-13:15
Location: Library Teaching Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh
Audience: All Welcome

Critical Thinking
Date: 17 January 2019
Location: Anderson Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh
Audience: All Welcome

All workshop are now bookable at http://hw.ac.libcal.com/powerhours
See our website for further skills development opportunities

Edinburgh Campus Library 24/7 opening hours

The Edinburgh Campus library will be open 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week from today, Monday 7th January until Thursday 16th May 2019.  On the last day of Semester 2, the Library will close at 8:30pm.

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Introducing BrowZine – the journal browsing tool

Our new tool allows you to find and browse scholarly journals that we subscribe to in your subject area and keep up to date with the latest research.

Access Browzine directly from the “Browse Journals” link on the Discovery home page, or select “Browse articles in this journal” from search results. 

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Then browse journals in your subject areas and register for an account to add journals to your ‘Bookshelf’. You can also download an app for iOS and Android, which will alert you when new issues of the journals on your bookshelf are available.   

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Library opening hours – Christmas and New Year – Edinburgh Campus

The Edinburgh Campus Library will close at 2:30pm Friday 21st December
and re-open on Thursday 3rd January at 9:00am.

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Edinburgh Campus Library