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Computing and IT


Welcome to the subject guide for Computing and IT. It introduces you to resources that you will find helpful in completing your studies.

Each page in this guide highlights resources which you may find useful - it is not meant to be an exhaustive list. 

If you are asked to login in to any resources, use your Student or Staff ID and password.

For further support in accessing the resources for your course, please contact the Subject Network Librarian whose details are available on this page

Library Search

Library Search

What is Library Search?

Library Search is the library search engine. It provides a ‘Google-like’ way of searching many sources at the same time. The process of finding information from both the physical and digital parts of the library has become so much simpler. With just one search box you can discover material from all the following sources:

  • UHI Library catalogue
  • Newspaper articles
  • E-journal articles
  • E-books
  • Conference proceedings

The results will be listed in order of relevance – taking you straight to the most useful material. You can use the side bar to refine your search by publication date, content type, location,language, subject terms and so on. When you find anything that interests you, just click on the link. If the material is online, you will be asked for your UHI login then taken to the article or E-book in question. If the item is a book, the full catalogue details will appear. You can also use the Advanced Search option to make your search very specific – by combining author, title, date etc. This is especially useful when using very common search terms.

Watch the Library Search video for an overview of the new system.