The university now subscribes to Cite Them Right, a wesbite which provides clear and concise information on referencing a wide variety of materials. It replaces the previous UHI Harvarrd standard, but also includes details on other styles such as APA and MHRA. Our referencing libguide provides further information, including an introductory video for those who are new to referencing and details of a tutorial that is available to all staff and students.
The university is adopting a new referencing style in Summer 2023 which will replace the dated UHI Harvard system. Harvard Cite Them Right will provide a more modern and accessible support site, making it clearer to students how to reference a wide variety of sources in their assignments. There will also be referencing tutorials and improved integrations with other tools such as Microsoft Word and Refworks.
Further details about the transition are available in our Cite The Right libguide
Perth College library is seeking submissions to a creative writing competition which is open to all UHI students and staff. The competition is being run by the Association of Colleges in tandem with the Copyright Licensing Agency. Submissions should be no longer than 500 words.
The attached resources provide some further details and guidance.
Please send any queries or submissions to Maria at Perth College library: email@example.com
The deadlines for entries is 1st May 2023. Five entries will be selected by the judging panel at Perth to be entered in the final.
Library Search will be unavailable on Friday 31st March from 8pm until around midnight due to essential maintenance.
The Library Search facility and some links in Talis Aspire resource lists will be unavailable during this period.
All users of Library Search and Talis Aspire
This is essential maintenance work, which is being carried out by the system vendor, OCLC.
Please note that during the maintenance period, eResource collections can still be accessed directly on the A-Z Collection page in Libguides.
Due to the ongoing industrial action by Royal Mail, items requested from other partner libraries or by postal loan may take longer to arrive than usual. The latest updates can be found on the Royal Mail service update page. If you require any materials prior to the Christmas closure period, please request them as soon as possible.
Holds on locally held items can be collected up until the libraries close for Christmas.
Meescan UHI is the easiest way to checkout items in your UHI library. No need to carry your library card around or stand in line at the circulation desk. Simply scan your books with your phone or tablet. Search ‘Meescan UHI’ in your smartphone app store or find the links in Libguides:
The library service launched a new Library Search facility during Summer 2022. This video introduces the main features of the new service.
It replaces the old library catalogue (libcat.uhi.ac.uk) and the system known as Multisearch. If you have stored bookmarks or linked to records in either of the old systems, you may need to update links. There is further information in the New Library System guide.
Update - May 2022
Our libraries are largely returned to normal but some services may still vary according to local circumstances and restrictions. Please check the Book borrowing and study space availability guide for the latest information at your academic partner. The guide will also provide you with information regarding Click and Collect and Postal Loans services.
If you would like to arrange a loan from another library, please speak to your local library if you wish to make a request.
The latest details are available in the Book borrowing and study space availability guide. If you wish to return your books by post, please check the guide for details on how to do so.
There is no need to worry about daily overdue charges - these are no longer in place. However, if your book becomes very overdue, your local college library may invoice you for the replacement cost. If you have difficulty returning your books on time, please contact the library to discuss the matter.
Some of our libraries have book return boxes at the entrance to the building, some allow books to be returned to the library itself and some require you to post them back (often with Freepost label). Full details can be found on the Book borrowing and study space availability page.
Need a quick question answered, or detailed help in finding resources for a research project? The librarians are here to help:
The LibGuides homepage has further guides on electronic resources, ebooks, referencing and much more.