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.
Posted by Marion Kennedy on 13 April 2017
Discovery is the Heriot-Watt University system that enables students and staff to identify and access library resources from any location and any device across all campuses.
It provides fast and efficient searching and filtering of resources from one place.
Go to Discovery and sign in with your usual HWU username and password.
There are user guides on our webpages:
If you need help, ask at the Service Desk in your campus library or contact us by email or phone – see Contact/Visit Us
Posted by cdonlan on 30 August 2016
Returning students will notice that the interface used for searching for library resources has changed.
Not only has the interface changed, but you can now search through all our library resources from one place.
How to sign in
- Go to Discovery
- Click Sign in – top right hand corner
- Click Heriot-Watt staff & students
- Enter your HWU Username and password (same ones that you use for Vision)
- Click Login
To help you get started see the user guides on our webpages:
How do I get help?
Ask at the Service Desk in your campus library or contact us by email or phone – see Contact/Visit Us
Posted by Moira Stephen on 04 August 2016
If you have saved searches, search alerts or items in your Discovery folder you need to take action now to save these, before the move to the new version of Discovery . The old version of Discovery will not be accessible after 30th June 2016 and saved searches, alerts and folders will be lost, so we recommend that you download these before 29th June.
To do this, go to Discovery and sign in to your My EBSCOhost account:
- download any items you have saved in your folder
- take a note of any search alerts or saved searches, so that you can recreate these in the new version of Discovery.
This only affects the personalised searches and folders you may have saved in Discovery. Library resources and journal articles will continue to be available after 30th June and most people will not need to do anything.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about this.
Posted by Kirsty Thomson on 22 June 2016
New Library System – what’s happening?
The new Discovery library system is now ‘Live’
It is available to use at HWU Edinburgh, SBC, Malaysia and Orkney campuses from today 30th June
It will be available at HWU Dubai from Monday 18th July
The new version of Discovery
- gives access to all HWU collections (across all campuses)
- improves and replaces the current library catalogue and discovery system
- enables fast and efficient searching and filtering of resources
What is happening when?
|Thursday 30th June
Monday 18th July
The New Discovery interface is available for Edinburgh, SBC, Malaysia and Orkney campuses.
The library is using a new borrowing and returning system which will be fully integrated with Discovery.
You can access your library account through Discovery
The New Discovery interface will be available for Dubai campus
How do I get help if needed?
Ask at the Service Desk in your campus library or contact us by email or phone
Posted by cdonlan on 14 June 2016