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Welcome to your ICIT subject guide 

This guide is written and maintained by the Academic 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.


Discovery searches across many of the Library's databases, full-text collections and book catalogue.  You can enter search terms/keywords in the search box below:

or, for advanced searching, go to:


  • Discovery can be a useful starting point for research, and is THE resource if you want to check if something is part of our collections.
  • If you are off-campus, you should sign-in with your Heriot-Watt username (in the format abc123) and password to make sure you get the full list of results.
  • It does not search all Heriot-Watt resources, therefore you may need to use resources in addition to Discovery.

Literature searching for your dissertation/thesis:

  • By default, the search results are set to show only those we have full-text access to.  If you want to find the most relevant results, you should select the 'search outside Heriot-Watt' option.
  • If you are conducting a more systematic or advanced literature search, you should take advantage of the features of our more specialist databases.

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Heriot-Watt Systems


to find out if there are any known problems with our systems/resources.

Skills Hub

The Skills Hub provides digital, information and study skills to support your learning.  You can attend a free face-to-face class, online 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.

Remember, classes are delivered by colleagues at our Edinburgh, Dubai and Malaysia campuses - check the time in your local time zone when booking.

Academic Support & Liaison LIbrarian

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Sarah Kelly
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If you wish to discuss: finding information, literature/systematic searching, citing and referencing, EndNote, or any other Library resource/service, please 'Email Me' or 'Schedule an Appointment' using the buttons above.

I am based at the Edinburgh Campus.
You can choose an 'In Person (Edinburgh Campus Library)' or an 'Online (Teams)' appointment.

If you can't find a suitable appointment time, please email me.

Getting Started with ICIT Research