This section includes subject and other guides to help you use library resources effectively.
If you are unsure where your subject fits in, try the pull-down menu below:
Alcohol and Drugs
The guidelines have been extended for the 2014-15 session and now appear in an open module - UWS Referencing Guide - on the university's VLE. [Alternatively, go to Moodle, select the Services dropdown then Library, UWS Referencing Guide. You may have to select the "login as a guest" option.]
Are you at Level 7 or 8 and struggling with referencing?
There is a new website called RefME, which can help you use UWS Harvard referencing. Once you have signed up, there are 3 easy steps...
When your list is complete,
There’s even a bonus!
Download the smartphone app (available for Apple and Android), scan a book barcode and the reference will be generated automatically!
Note: Refme.com is an external company offering a free service to UWS and other academic institutions so while the Harvard style on offer is largely compatible with the UWS Referencing Guide, there is no guarantee that references/ lists will comply.
Installing EndNote X7 at home - Windows
Installing EndNote X7 at home - Mac
To get journal articles that require a UWS subscription:
UWS EndNote Guide (pdf)
EndNote Quick Start Guide (pdf)EndNote Web Guide (pdf)
Adding UWS Harvard Style to EndNote
SFX helps you find full-text journal articles. You can use SFX to:
In online databases click on the "full text" or "PDF" link to read journal articles.
If there is no full text/PDF link in the database use the SFX button to check if the journal article is available from a different source.
The message “no electronic fulltext available for this item” means that UWS does not purchase electronic access to the article. You should click on the “Holdings in University of the West of Scotland catalogue” link to check for paper copies of your article.
If the article is not available electronically or on paper university staff, postgraduates and some undergraduates can use the Inter Library Loan service to obtain copies of articles.
Popular Guides (web)
Guides on Moodle
Login to Moodle, select Services dropdown, Library, Library (Moodle) and Library Guides: