NEW! Fishbone References for applied brewing scientists

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Fishbone References, a database of cause and effect ‘fishbone’ diagrams for malting and brewing scientists,  is now available. Covering practical aspects including malting, brewing, packaging and distribution,  the fishbone (or herringbone, Ishikawa or Fishikawa) diagrams cover how the four Ms (machine, manpower, methods and materials) influence outcomes in different malting and brewing processes. Find out more in the video tutorial.

Fishbone References are also linked to from the online subject guide for Brewing & Distilling and our databases A-Z.

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)

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)

 

Extra Study Spaces: 13th January – 4th April

Looking for a space to study on the Edinburgh Campus? The following rooms will be open for students Monday – Friday until 10:00 pm from 13th January – 4th April 2015.

Vacation and exam period study spaces

Building Room Nos
Edwin Chadwick 1.01,  1.02
James Nasmyth 1.01,  1.02,  1.03
Earl Mountbatten G44,  G45,  G61
1.1,  1.70,  1.82,  1.83
2.44
3.2,  3.3,  3.6,  3.7,  3.36
Colin Maclaurin G01
William Arrol 1.08,  1.09,  1.10
David Brewster 1.13,  1.14,  1.15
William Perkin 1.07,  1.08,  1.09,  1.10
Mary Burton 1.25A,  1.47

 

The rooms might also be available during the day when not being used for teaching – check availability in the teaching timetables.

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

The James Watt Centre is also open for studying on

February:

  • 2nd, 3rd
  • 16th, 17th, 18th
  • 24th  & 25th

March:

  • 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th 
  • 10th, 11th, 12th 
  • 16th,17th,18th,19th
  • 24th ,25th, 26th 29th
  • 31st

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

IS Update | January 2015

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So it’s the end of week 3 already! As the New Year seems like a distant memory, and you have been busy settling in to Semester 2, IS have also been keeping busy, so here is the January round up.  For a PDF of this IS Update, click here.

Services

Resources

Facilities

Events

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IS Update | November 2014

header2As we finish week 12, we hope Semester 1 has been good to you! As always, there has been lots going on in IS, so here is a round up to make sure you don’t miss anything.  For a PDF of this IS Update, click here.

Services

Power Hours additional sessions

Exam Stress Drop-ins

Revision & Exam Success

Tell IS

PC Lab availability online

Resources

eBooks

Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

PressReader

EndNote Desktop for Personal Use

Facilities

Making the Most of the Space

Services

Power Hours additional sessions

Our ‘Power Hours’ programme has again proved popular this Semester, with 81 sessions delivered and more arranged ‘on demand’ for our fully booked classes.   Remember, we will be happy to arrange small group classes if you cannot attend the dates advertised.   Please get in touch to discuss your requirements. Alternatively, all materials used are available on Vision.

Power Hours:                   Vision| Organisations | Power Hours Workshops

Exam Stress Drop-ins

We are pleased to be hosting ‘Exam Stress’ drop in sessions to help students   These are provided by the Student Counselling Service and take place in the Anderson Room on the top floor of the Library.

Stay for an hour or just a few minutes, these sessions are designed to offer a variety of techniques and methods to help manage stress around exams. All are welcome and there is no need to book.

  • Friday 28 Nov 14:00-15:00
  • Tuesday 02 Dec 16:00-17:00
  • Friday 05 Dec 15:00-16:00
  • Monday 09 Dec 16:00-17:00
  • Thursday 11 Dec 14:00-15:00

Revision & Exam Success

Just in time to help you with your exam preparations, we have new ‘Revision & Exam Success’ content in our online ‘Skills for Success’ module.   Topics include:

  • Managing Stress, Sources of Help, Purpose of Exams, Advantages and Pitfalls, Approaching Revision, Note Making, Exam Strategies

Remember we also have the following Power Hour information online:

  • The Exam Survival Guide
  • How to Manage Exam Stress

Skills for Success:             Vision| Organisations | Skills for Success

  • Click the drop-down arrow under the Organisation ID, next to VIIASS
  • Click Enrol, then click Submit, and click OK

If you do register for this service, please give us your feedback:   libhelp@hw.ac.uk

Tell IS

We have introduced some new ways for Library users to contact Information Services staff if there are any noise issues or problems with study spaces, printers or computers. It is an alert service based on email, iMessaging and text messaging:

Email:               Tell-IS@hw.ac.uk
iMessage:         tellhwuIS@icloud.com
Text:                 Text TELL and then your message to 07950081076

PC Lab availability online

We are very pleased to announce that we have made available online, information about PC availability within the labs on Edinburgh Campus. Use the table to quickly identify rooms with free PCs and don’t waste time going to labs which are already full!

Please note that some rooms may be used for teaching, but a timetable is given online. Some have restricted access, but again, these details are available online.

IT Essentials:      http://www.hw.ac.uk/is/it-essentials/availability/edinburgh.htm

Resources

eBooks

Our SCOPNET eBook collections have made the following titles available this month:

  • 1,300 titles by Oxford Scholarship Online
  • 600 titles by Elsevier
  • 150 titles by Wiley

These are all Digital Rights Management (DRM) free so there are no restrictions on what you can print or download from them.

Library Catalogue:      http://hw.lib.ed.ac.uk

Palgrave Dictionary of Economics (trial)

What does The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics provide?

  • the world’s most influential economists writing in their own voice in their areas of expertise
  • it includes the original 1987 archive, the 2008 2nd Edition, as well as newly commissioned articles that are added quarterly
  • quarterly additions and updates

** TRIAL ACCESS 24 November 2014 – 31 December 2014 **

Further information: https://informs.hw.ac.uk/2014/11/25/the-new-palgrave-dictionary-of-economics/
Feedback:                   s.kelly@hw.ac.uk

PressReader (trial)

Enjoy thousands of newspapers & magazines on your tablet & smartphone or laptop

  • PressReader is an online newspaper and magazine kiosk that provides full content digital replicas of more than 2,500 titles from 100 countries in 60 languages.
  • PressReader allows users to view newspapers and magazines on-screen exactly as they would appear in a familiar print edition.

** TRIAL ACCESS until 15 December 2014 **

Further information:  https://informs.hw.ac.uk/2014/11/13/enjoy-thousands-of-newspapers-magazines-on-your-tablet-smartphone-or-laptop/
Feedback:                     c.m.ure@hw.ac.uk


EndNote Desktop for Personal Use

Adept Scientific, who used to provide support for EndNote have, unfortunately, gone into administration.   If you want to purchase a desktop version for personal use on your own PC/laptop, we now advise you to use Bilaney Consultants.  Note, the desktop version is freely available on all University managed PCs.

Software for personal use:          http://www.hw.ac.uk/is/it-essentials/software.htm

Facilities

Making the Most of the Space

‘Making the Most of the Space’ is an initiative in the Edinburgh campus Library to use the learning space effectively during exam and revision time.The rationale for monitoring the space is:Revision and exam time means high demand for study spaces

  • The rising noise levels means a difficult working environment for students and staff
  • Students have requested more study spaces, especially quiet study spaces
  • Students have complained that study desks, and individual study rooms, are ‘reserved’ by other students leaving belongings unattended
  • There are security issues due to unattended items

See local signage for information and please respect everyone’s need for quiet space.   These changes will apply for December until the exams are over.

More information:          https://informs.hw.ac.uk/2014/11/28/making-the-most-of-the-space/

Keep Up to Date

News:                 http://www.hw.ac.uk/is/news-from-is.htm
Facebook:          https://www.facebook.com/HWUInformationServices
InformS:             informs.hw.ac.uk/
Twitter:               @HWU_IS

Contact us

If you have any questions about IS resources, facilities or services, have suggestions for improvements or want to leave any feedback, please get in touch:    http://www.hw.ac.uk/is/contactvisit-us.htm

IS Update | November 2014

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Use of Skype video conference software at all campuses

Information Services is pleased to announce that easing of restrictions on the use of Skype within the United Arab Emirates now allows the use of Skype desktop video conferencing between all Heriot-Watt campuses worldwide.

Please note that phone-calls from Skype to mobile/landline telephones are still banned in the UAE.

To find out more about Skype and how to get started using it please refer to the Knowledgebase or consult your local IT Support team.

Psychological Inquiry – special issue on open access

psychological enquiry

Interested in open access publishing from a Psychology and Behavioural Sciences perspective?  Psychological Inquiry, a journal specialising in debate around social psychology and personality, has a special issue on the topic.  The issue’s target article and commentaries offer food for thought for researchers in the field.

Target article:-

Scientific Utopia: I. Opening Scientific Communication by Brian A. Nosek & Yoav Bar-Anan

Commentaries  include: –

“Improving Science by Improving Scientific Communication: The View From the APA Publications and Communications Board”
by Jennifer Crocker

“How Should We Manage Peer Review and Why?” by Rebecca Saxe

“Toward OpenBehavioral Science” by Karen E. Adolph et al.

Table of contents access for readers with no access to Heriot-Watt University subscribed material

Marion Kennedy
Subject Librarian, Life Sciences

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