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).

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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.

 

 

 

 

Exam Stress Buster & drop in sessions

Exam Stress Buster

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http://www.artofliving.org UK Registered Charity: 1131480 / SC041411

The Counselling and Support Service and Jaydeep Pancholi invite you to drop in for free meditation sessions to help dispel your anxiety and stress.

Where:
The Anderson Room, top floor, Cameron Smail Library

When:
Mondays:   25th April, 2nd, 9th & 16th May: 1215 – 1245
Thursdays: 28th April, 5th, 12th & 19th May: 1615 – 1645

Exam stress drop in sessions

For anyone who is struggling or feeling very anxious.

Where:
Student Support and Accommodation Office, Hugh Nisbet building

When:
Monday-Friday throughout the exams:  1400 – 1500

No appointment needed – all welcome!

Study space update (Edinburgh campus)

The following information supplements that already available on the Other Spaces tab at www.hw.ac.uk/studyspace

Rooms available for study during exam period.

25 April – 20 May 2016: from 09:15 – 22:15

Teaching rooms Teaching rooms
David Brewster

  • DB1.15

Edwin Chadwick

  • ECG.01
  • ECG.02

William Arrol

  • WA1.08
  • WA1.10
  • WA1.31
  • WA3.03

 

 

Earl Mountbatten*

  • EM3.02
  • EM3.03
  • EM3.06
  • EM3.07

James Nasmyth

  • JN1.01
  • JN1.02
  • JN1.03

PC Labs

  • Earl Mountbatten*: – EM2.52
  • Edwin Chadwick: – EC2.04
  • Mary Burton: – MBG.22

Other rooms

Mary Burton Building
18:15 – 22:00 weekdays
08:30 – 22:00 Saturday & Sunday

Ground floor: All ground floor teaching rooms and computer labs

First floor:  MB 1.47 and MB 1.62

*  Earl Mountbatten is electronically locked around 7 pm (automated system) – no one can enter the building after this time.

Students already in EM can stay until 10 pm but they MUST sign the “out of hours” book at the North entrance/red canopy leading to the car park so that we know who is in. The North entrance is the only exit after 7 pm (please use exit release button).

The Chaplaincy Centre Lounge can also be used as a study area: –
Saturday 30th April; 7th & 14th May: 09:00 – 19:00
Sunday 1st, 8th & 15th May: 15:00 – 19:00

Other teaching rooms may be available – you can check room availability at Online Timetables.

If you wish to enquire about making a room booking contact roombookings@hw.ac.uk

Nexis: Global news and business research service

Nexis: Global news and business research service

We have a new subscription to Nexis (replacing the previous subscription to Factiva). nexis screenshot

Nexis is Ideal for lecturers and students specialising in: Business, Management, Politics, Linguistics, Languages, Social Sciences and more. It provides full text access to UK and international newspapers and trade press, with foreign language news sources in over 26 languages and also:

  • Full text access to The Financial Times (30 day embargo)
    • Company and industry information from Extel Cards, Hoover’s profiles, ICC Financial Analysis Reports and Worldscope.
    • Company Dossier
    • Economic and political profiles for countries.
    • Biographical information including Debrett’s People of Today and Who’s Who

Nexis is available from the A-Z list of databases.

More Online Journals

We have expanded our provision of full-text journals from the Proquest databases and now have access to the following:screenshot of proquest

  • ProQuest SciTech Collection
    • Research literature in science, technology and engineering
    • 5,600 full-text titles
    • 1,700 full-text environmental impact statements
  • ProQuest Social Sciences Premium Collection
    • Comprehensive bundle of full text and A&I social sciences literature
    • Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts
    • 640 full-text titles
  • ProQuest Art, Design and Architecture Collection
    • Collection of A&I databases and journals in full-text
    • 400 full-text titles

Proquest databases are listed in the A-Z list of databases.

Newspaper, periodical and magazine content- NEXIS trial

We have trial access to NEXIS which is an alternative product to Factiva.  Factiva provides our newspapers, trade and practitioner journals in all subject areas and both services provide the following:

• Market information
• Industry information
• Company information
• Material in other languages
• Research data

Access to the trial is via a trial ID please contact Catherine Ure if you would like a trial ID. The trial will expire Tuesday 19 May. Factiva is available from the A_Z list of databases

I am looking for feedback on how you think the 2 services compare, and which would be your preference.

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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The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

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

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We are pleased to inform you that we now have trial access to The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics.

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
  • you can save searches, bookmark articles and make notes to refer to later in “My Dictionary”
  • contains linked cross-references within articles

To find out more, watch the video:

There are also User Guides to help use this resource.

Please submit any feedback to Sarah Kelly.

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.

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