The Library offers a range of services and resources, outlined
below, to help teaching staff make Library materials and services
available in Vision courses.
Digital Copies ServiceThe Library's Digital Copies Service enables teaching staff to request extracts of printed material to be digitised and made available as scans / PDFs for linking to in Vision courses.
Teaching staff can use the information below to find out how to create links to library materials and services in Vision courses.
|How to link to an eBook||try it out|
|How to link to a catalogue record||try it out|
|How to link to a journal article||try it out : try out another|
|How to link to digital copies service scan/PDF|
|How to link to the catalogue||try it out|
|Authentication and linking|
Most Library resources use a system called EZProxy to authenticate users and allow access to subscribed materials.
Links in Vision to these materials should always have the EZProxy prefix
where http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8586.2009.00321.x is the URL for the item to be accessed.
The login used with EZProxy is the individual's Heriot Watt University ID and is only required if accessing outside the campus network.
|Shibboleth / UK Access Management Federation||
The Library resources listed below use a method of authenticate called Shibboleth or UK Access Management Federation.
ESDS (Economic and Social Data Service)
Links to these resources can be found on the Library databases.
The login used with Shibboleth is the individual's Heriot Watt University ID.
When using links to Shibboleth authenticated resources in Vision, please ensure the link opens in a new window to avoid an authentication error.
|Resource usernames and passwords||
A small number of Library resources do not use EZproxy or Shibboleth authentication but instead have individual logins. See the list of these resources plus logins for more information.