Guides and Online Help

  • Guides and Online Help

    This section includes subject and other guides to help you use library resources effectively.

    Use the Subject Links to find guides relevant to your subject.

    If you are unsure where your subject fits in, try the pull-down menu below:

  • Popular Guides (website)


    Popular Guides (Moodle)
    Login to Moodle, select Services dropdown, Library, Library (Moodle) and Library Guides:

    • Evaluating sources
    • Interlibrary loans FAQs
    • Using Google Scholar with UWS subscriptions
    • Using the library catalogue (guide & videos)


  • Referencing

    RefGuideThe 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.]


    New tool

    RefMe logoThe guidelines mentioned above include information about the new RefME service, which can help you gather references for an assignment in the UWS Harvard style.  Download the app, sign up to the website, or get the best of both!



  • EndNote

    • What is EndNote?
      EndNote is a type of reference management software. If you are new to EndNote, find out more about it by viewing  this short introduction.
    • EndNote Desktop

      Installing EndNote X7 at home - Windows

      Installing EndNote X7 at home - Mac  

    • EndNote Web
      • For use off and on campus
      • Free for UWS staff and students
      • Register OR
      • Register via ISI Web of Knowledge (for an easier password)
      • Download Cite While You Write plug-in for use with Microsoft Word (ICT install on campus)
      • Save your EndNote Web connection details on EndNote desktop : Edit/Preferences/EndNote Web/
        Enter url [] ,email address and password
    • Transfer references between EndNote Web and EndNote
      In EndNote desktop library use left hand Groups panel and scroll down to EndNote Web. Select the references or group that you want to transfer and click on Transfer.
    • EndNote References
      • Open or create an EndNote library [.enl]
      • Create reference manually OR
      • Direct export references from databases OR
      • Import references using filters: Edit/Import Filters/Open Filter Manager [or New Filter to create a filter]
      • Do not use EndNote connect (Tools/Online search) to go onto databases to search. Access the databases via the normal routes but have your EndNote library open so you can export references
      • Define style of reference in the Style Manager: Edit/Output Style
    • Using Microsoft Word
      • Use the EndNote Tab
      • Use Preferences/Application to tell Word whether you are using EndNote or EndNote Web
      • Save your EndNote Web connection details on Word: EndNote tab/Preferences/Application/
        Enter url [] and email address and password [tick remember my address and password]
    • Configuring EndNote X7 Find Full Text to get UWS Subscriptions

      To get journal articles that require a UWS subscription:

      • In EndNote X7 go to Edit/Preferences
      • Click on Find Full Text
      • Tick the OpenURL box. In OpenURL Path type:
      • In Authenticate with type: 
    • Endnote Guides
    • Adding UWS Harvard Style to EndNote

      Adding UWS Harvard Style to EndNote  

      • Go to the Library module on Moodle and download the UWS Harvard file.
      • Save it to your EndNote styles folder [EndNote is likely to be in your Program Files folder and the EndNote folder is called Styles].
      • Open EndNote and you should now have this style as a selectable option.