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.

Information Services Quiz Winner!

We were delighted to host a visit from the 3rd cohort of pre-sessional students in July. The visit was designed to help the students find out about the  library and IT resources and the services they will use in their studies.  This was followed by a quiz with one lucky winner chosen from the correct entries.  Congratulations Benjamin!

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Workshop cancelled: Time Management 5 November

The “Time Management” Power Hour workshop scheduled for today Thurs 5 November 12:15-13:15 in the Anderson Room, Edinburgh Campus Library has had to be cancelled due to illness.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

 

New! Food Science & Technology Abstracts (FSTA) database

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Heriot-Watt University has been selected as one of five institutions world-wide to have a year’s paid trial to FSTA, the leading database for searching the literature in the field of food science and technology.

You can link to FSTA from the Information Services databases page or from the Food Sciences subject guide. Access will run until 31st August 2016.

Find out more about FSTA.

New Resources: Dynamed Plus and BMJ Best Practice

BMJ best practice

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Heriot-Watt staff and students now have access to BMJ Best Practice and DynaMed Plus as part of a Scottish Higher Education Digital Library (SHEDL) deal.  Designed to give answers to clinical questions using current evidence, guidelines and expert opinion, these resources give overviews of health conditions including symptoms, prevention, treatment recommendations, epidemiological and diagnostic information. In addition, you can quickly access key and recommended papers, clinical guidelines and drug information.

Access via our online subject guide for Human Health or on our databases A-Z  page.

Cite Them Right Online – a new resource to help with citing and referencing

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Heriot-Watt students now have access to Cite Them Right Online – a web-based citing & referencing resource from Palgrave MacMillan Higher Education.

Use it to find out how to reference sources ranging from a printed book to a live performance in a number of different styles (Harvard, APA, MLA, Vancouver).

The site also has information on the basics of referencing, top 10 referencing tips, understanding plagiarism and lots more.

An accompanying textbook called ‘Cite Them Right’ is also available in the library.

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If you use Endnote and use the Harvard style for referencing,  you will see an output style designed to match the Harvard Cite Them Right  Online style when formatting your references or using Cite While You Write.

Please note: the Harvard style used in the new Cite Them Right Online resource varies in some of the details to our existing Harvard Guide.  If you have been advised to use the latter guide and style, please continue to do so as the Harvard examples given in the Cite Them Right Online may differ.