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EGIS (Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society): Home

Welcome! What's in this Guide?

Welcome to your EGIS subject guide 

(EGIS, except ICIT)

This guide is written and maintained by the Academic Support and Liaison Librarian for EGIS.  Please use the top navigation to find out about, and make the most of, the services and resources available to you to support your learning, teaching and research at Heriot-Watt University.

There is also a PDF Guide, which you may find useful:

Note, there is a separate guide for:

Skills Hub classes

The Skills Hub provides digital, information and study skills to inspire your learning.  You can attend a free webinar, or use the online resources on the Skills Hub guide:

Classes by topic

Note: these run in addition to timetabled classes within the School.  Check your own timetable to see if there is a class arranged specifically for your course.  Also check Canvas for learning materials, or get in touch for course specific materials.

Help at your local campus

Known resource problems


We are currently experiencing a problem with Shibboleth authentication. You will receive the error message:

Login Failure: Pool is empty and connection creation failed

We are working to try to resolve this. If possible, use EZProxy authentication instead. Use the links in our:


We are currently experiencing a problem affecting access to PDFs on the Wiley website.

Please note, for some results, you can still access the full-text via both HTML and ePub articles.

If you wish to read the PDF, you can:

  • go directly to the Wiley website and use the Institutional/Shibboleth login (rather than using the Discovery links that use EXProxy authentication).
  • alternatively if the article is available from another source on the Discovery record please access it from there instead.

We are working to resolve this and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Academic Support and Liaison Librarian (Edinburgh Campus and Distance Learners)

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Subjects: Acoustics and Noise Control, Advanced Structural Engineering, Affordability, Housing Markets and Private Renting, Applied Geoscience, Applied Petroleum Geoscience, Architectural Engineering, Biological Sciences, Building Services Engineering, Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), Carbonate Reservoirs, Centre for Enhanced Oil Recovery and CO2 Solutions, Centre for Marine Biodiversity and Biotechnology, Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design, Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering and Construction Management, Climate Change: Managing the Marine Environment, Commercial Management and Quantity Surveying, Commercial Property Markets, Comparative Housing and Urban Research, Construction Management and Innovation, Construction Management and Surveying, Construction Project Management, Eco-housing, EGIS, Estuary and Coastal Geosciences, Flow Assurance and Scale Team (FAST), Geography, Society and Environment, Geomaterials, Global Environmental Change and Policy, Global Sustainability Engineering, Health and Wellbeing in the Built Environment, Housing Design, Development and Regeneration, Housing Policy, Housing Management and Governance, Hydrates and PVT, Institute for Infrastructure & Environment, Institute for Social Policy, Housing, Equalities Research (I-SPHERE), Institute for Sustainable Building Design (ISBD), Institute of Geoenergy Engineering, Institute of Life and Earth Sciences (ILES), International Marine Science, Marine Resource Management and Policy, Marine, Environment & Climate Change, Mature Field Management, Neighbourhoods and Deprivation, Oilfield Chemistry, Petroleum Engineering, Pore-Scale Modelling, Poverty, Homelessness and Social Justice, Production Engineering and Technology, Real Estate, Reservoir Evaluation and Management, Reservoir Geophysics, Spatial Planning and Real Estate Development, Structural Engineering, Subsurface Energy Systems, Sustainability and Carbon Management, Sustainable Materials, Sustainable Transport, Uncertainty Quantification, Urban Design and Planning, Urban Energy, Urban Studies and Design, Water Conservation and Drainage