Library KnowHOW

Library Support for Off-campus Learning

In line with the University's response to COVID-19, we have temporarily moved all our face-to-face appointments online.

Our workshops have moved online too, see the following link for details:

We are committed to supporting you in your ongoing studies, and there are plenty of ways we can do so: whether directly, or through our many online guides.

We can support you with literature searching, referencing and RefWorks. Please see below for more details.

Follow the link here to find out more about temporary additional resources currently available:

COVID-19 - Temporary resources

Contact Details

If you have a specific query you would like us to help with, you can contact the library support team in a number of ways:


  • Email:



New: Virtual Appointments

If you would like to book face-to-face time with one of our team to discuss any of the topics listed below, you can book a virtual appointment using the following link:

Please bear in mind that all appointments will be carried out using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra virtual classrooms. For more information on how to use Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, see here:


Literature Searching

The Library has a range of materials available online to support you with online literature searching.


If you are looking for general advice on looking for academic journal articles, try our Search Techniques guide:


To see a list of databases relevant to your subject area, check our Subject Databases pages:


For information about specific databases, see our Database guides:


For information on finding other kinds of literature (grey literature, market research, critical appraisals, British Standards), see our Library Skills guides:


Please direct any specific queries to the contact details listed above.


Our various referencing guides can help you make the correct decision regarding references in your assignments:


RGU Harvard Guide:


RGU Harvard Templates:


RGU Vancouver Referencing:


APA Referencing:


OSCOLA Referencing: Consult the official OSCOLA guidance


For specific queries, get in touch using the contact details above.



RefWorks is a web-based reference management tool that allows you to store referencing data, and can generate citations and reference lists in the referencing styles used at RGU. Our various guides on RefWorks can be viewed here:


RefWorks guide:


RefWorks - importing from databases:


RefWorks login and registration link (RGU login required):