dawsonera download function is currently unavailable


The dawsonera download function is currently unavailable and their technical team are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and will update you with further information as soon as it is available.

Problems with access to Dawsonera eBooks

Dawsonera, who supply some of Heriot-Watt’s eBooks, are having problems with their website. This means that many of their eBooks are currently unavailable. Dawsonera are working on this problem, and are trying to restore access to the most heavily used eBooks, but access problems are likely to continue over this weekend (21/22 June).

You can check the @Dawsonera twitter feed for updates on their progress at restoring access to the eBooks.  Some of these eBooks might be available on paper in Heriot-Watt libraries: check the library catalogue to find out if the book you need is available on paper at your local library (Dubai campus staff/students should check the Dubai catalogue).  Summer opening hours for each of the library branches can be found on our website.

Trial access to food science & nutrition resources


Trial access to the following resources for food science & nutrtion has been set up to run until 15th August, 2014.

Nutrition Science Collection
Full-text access to three journals  from the American Society for Nutrition:-

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition:  1952 to present
Journal of Nutrition: 1928 to present
Advances in Nutrition: 2010 to present

Food Science & Technology Abstracts (FSTA)
Produced by the International Food Information Service (IFIS), FSTA is the leading database for food science, food technology and nutrition.  It covers the literature in major food commodities, biotechnology, microbiology, food safety, additives, nutrition, packaging and pet foods. The database includes material from over 4,600 serial publications from 1969 – present. Some full-text availability with records linked to the Library’s full-text electronic journal collections.

Please send any feedback you have on these trial resources to M.L.Kennedy@hw.ac.uk


Notification of weekend downtime on dawsonera (eBooks)


Please be advised that dawsonera will be conducting essential system maintenance in the forthcoming weeks and, as a result, the system will be unavailable on Saturday 5th April 2014 between 7am and 10am. There will be a second period of downtime that will occur on the following Saturday 12th April 2014 between 7am and 10am.

With apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.


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