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Electronic Resources

Access Online Resources, Cite and Reference

Access online resources

Please use the electronic resources section of this website to find out about quality online resources available to you.  Your local library may also have resources that might be relevant for your research.

Cite and reference

Students are expected to cite and reference any sources that they use in their work whether the work is directly quoted, paraphrased or summarised. Failure to acknowledge someone else’s intellectual property in your work is regarded as plagiarism, which is penalised by tutors, markers and examiners.

There is lots of support to help you get to grips with the UHI referencing style.

Referencing Harvard style

For help with the fundamentals of correct referencing have a look at:


Full guidance on how to cite and reference all kinds of resources from Acts of Parliament to blogs can be found in the UHI student referencing guide :


Use RefWorks

Remember! UHI provides you with a tool to manage your references which is called RefWorks.  RefWorks will store your references online and you can output them into your assignments in the UHI Harvard Style.

There are some introductory videos about Refworks on our library videos guides page.

For information on how to use RefWorks please contact your local librarian in the first instance.  For technical problems please log a ticket on the Unidesk Self-service Portal if your local librarian cannot assist you.

Write and Cite Video Tutorials : installing and logging in ; 'the basics of'

Write and Cite Quick Start Guide

RefWorks Training Webinars

RefWorks mobile information

For use on any web-connected mobile device, including mobile phone, smart phone and PDA.


History Referencing

History students use a different referencing style which is called Humanities and differs from Harvard Referencing as it employs footnotes and a bibliography. Guidance on how to cite and reference resources can be found using the links below.

Please note that these should only be used by students studying one of the UHI History programmes.