New look to the Fame database

The Fame database of company information has a new look. From 8 October 2018 links from the Information Services Databases A-Z and online guides to Fame will go direct to the new look Fame (as screenshot below).

fame screenshot

To enable personalisation features, a new sign-in method (Shibboleth or institutional sign-in) will also be in place from that date.  As before, login will be with your Heriot-Watt University username and password.  The only differences will be you’ll be asked to login from both on-campus and off-campus via a slightly different login screen (shown below).

Shibboleth sign-in

Our current sign-in method doesn’t facilitate saving searches in Fame. However, if you happen to have any saved searches in the current version , the advice is to keep a note of these to rebuild them manually in the new version.  These won’t be transferred over automatically. 

fame videos

Video tutorials and guides on the new version of Fame are available in the ‘Help’ area once logged in.

 

 

 

 

Power Hours Workshops (Edinburgh Campus)

Why not come along to one of our well received Power Hours workshops this Semester?

“Well presented”, “full of information” and “unexpectedly enjoyable!” are some of the overwhelmingly positive comments received about the workshops last year.

In our latest survey, 94% of respondents or strongly agreed that the workshop they attended would help with their studies, research or teaching.

The Semester-long programme offers skills workshops for students and staff covering topics in:-

  • Academic Writing
  • Citing, Referencing & Avoiding Plagiarism
  • Data Security
  • Finding and Evaluating Information
  • IT
  • Presentations and Posters
  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Study & Lifestyle Tips

Booking is required.

The Power Hours programme is part of the Information Services Skills Development provision.

Power Hours Workshops (Edinburgh Campus)

Why not come along to one of our well received Power Hours workshops this Semester?

“Well presented”, “full of information” and “unexpectedly enjoyable!” are some of the overwhelmingly positive comments received about the workshops last year.

In our latest survey, 94% of respondents or strongly agreed that the workshop they attended would help with their studies, research or teaching.

The Semester-long programme offers skills workshops for students and staff covering topics in:-

  • Academic Writing
  • Citing, Referencing & Avoiding Plagiarism
  • Data Security
  • Finding and Evaluating Information
  • IT
  • Presentations and Posters
  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Study & Lifestyle Tips

Booking is required.

The Power Hours programme is part of the Information Services Skills Development provision.

Power Hours Workshops (Edinburgh Campus)

Why not come along to one of our well received Power Hours workshops this Semester?

“Well presented”, “full of information” and “unexpectedly enjoyable!” are some of the overwhelmingly positive comments received about the workshops last year.

In our latest survey, 94% of respondents or strongly agreed that the workshop they attended would help with their studies, research or teaching.

The Semester-long programme offers skills workshops for students and staff covering topics in:-

  • Academic Writing
  • Citing, Referencing & Avoiding Plagiarism
  • Data Security
  • Finding and Evaluating Information
  • IT
  • Presentations and Posters
  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Study & Lifestyle Tips

Booking is required.

The Power Hours programme is part of the Information Services Skills Development provision.

Power Hours Workshops (Edinburgh Campus)

Why not come along to one of our well received Power Hours workshops this Semester?

“Well presented”, “full of information” and “unexpectedly enjoyable!” are some of the overwhelmingly positive comments received about the workshops last year.

In our latest survey, 94% of respondents or strongly agreed that the workshop they attended would help with their studies, research or teaching.

The Semester-long programme offers skills workshops for students and staff covering topics in:-

  • Academic Writing
  • Citing, Referencing & Avoiding Plagiarism
  • Data Security
  • Finding and Evaluating Information
  • IT
  • Presentations and Posters
  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Study & Lifestyle Tips

Booking is required and opens on Mon 11 September.

The Power Hours programme is part of the Information Services Skills Development provision.

Information Services Quiz Winner

We were delighted to host a visit from the 2nd cohort of  pre-sessional students in June. The visit was designed to help the students find out about the library and IT resources and services they will use in their studies.  This was followed by a quiz with one lucky winner chosen from the correct entries.  Congratulations Mengxue!

Discovery search bar issue

Unfortunately, we’re experiencing a problem with the Discovery search bar on our Find Resources page.  Clicking the bar isn’t activating searches.

While we try to sort this out, remember you can still search Discovery via one of the following:

Please accept out apologies for any inconvenience while we try to resolve this issue.

Power Hours workshops (Edinburgh): week commencing 23 January

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

Citing & Referencing Numeric

Date: Monday, January 23, 2017
Time: 12:15 – 13:15
Location: Anderson Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome

Endnote Online

Date: Monday, January 23, 2017
Time: 12:15 – 13:15
Location: Library Teaching Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome

Critical Reading:Hints & Tips for Undergraduate students

Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Time: 12:15 – 13:15
Location: Anderson Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome, Most suited to UG students

Making the Most of your Personal Tutor

Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Time: 16:15 – 17:15
Location: Anderson Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome

Endnote Online

Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Time: 12:15 – 13:15
Location: Library Teaching Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome

Time Management

Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Time: 14:15 – 15:15
Location: Anderson Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome, Most suitable for UG and PGT students

Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Time: 14:15 – 15:15
Location: Library Teaching Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome

Date: Thursday, January 26, 2017
Time: 12:15 – 13:15
Location: Anderson Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome
Date: Thursday, January 26, 2017
Time: 14:15 – 15:45
Location: Library Teaching Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome
Date: Friday, January 27, 2017
Time: 12:15 – 13:15
Location: Anderson Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome
Date: Friday, January 27, 2017
Time: 14:15 – 15:15
Location: Library Teaching Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome
All workshop are now bookable at http://hw.ac.libcal.com/powerhours

See our website for further skills development opportunities.

Power Hours workshops (Edinburgh): week commencing 16 January

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

Excel: Fundamentals
Date: Monday, January 16, 2017
Time: 12:15 – 13:15
Location: Library Teaching Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome

Literature Searching

Date: Monday, January 16, 2017
Time: 12:15 – 13:15
Location: Anderson Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome

Date: Monday, January 16, 2017
Time: 14:15 – 15:15
Location: Anderson Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus:Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome

Making the Most of Lectures

Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Time: 12:15 – 13:15
Location: Anderson Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome

Endnote Online

Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Time: 13:15 – 14:15
Location: Library Teaching Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Time: 14:15 – 15:15
Location: Library Teaching Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: Staff and PGR only
Date: Thursday, January 19, 2017
Time: 12:15 – 13:15
Location: Library Teaching Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome
Date: Friday, January 20, 2017
Time: 12:15 – 13:15
Location: Library Teaching Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome
Date: Friday, January 20, 2017
Time: 12:15 – 13:15
Location: Anderson Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome
Date: Friday, January 20, 2017
Time: 14:15 – 15:45
Location: Library Teaching Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: All welcome
All workshop are now bookable at http://hw.ac.libcal.com/powerhours

See our website for further skills development opportunities.

Power Hours Workshops (Edinburgh): Week commencing 9th January

The following workshop will be held week commencing 9th January in the Edinburgh Campus Library (Top Floor):

Open Access and the REF: What You Need to Know

Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Time: 14:15 – 15:15
Location: Library Teaching Room, Edinburgh Campus Library
Campus: Edinburgh Campus
Categories: Staff and PGR only

All workshop are now bookable at http://hw.ac.libcal.com/powerhours

See our website for further skills development opportunities.