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Global College Business - UR Library Guide

Resources

Databases are large, searchable collections of academic materials. Many provide access to full-text journal articles, whilst others provide article abstracts/citations or other types of information. Databases are useful because they provide access to high-quality, authoritive and up-to-date research in your subject area. 

To access Roehampton’s online databases you will be required to authenticate access. Almost all of our resources use a system called OpenAthens to enable you to login.

It is always best to use the database links provided in this guide rather than searching for databases on the Internet, as the links in this guide will direct you straight to the University of Roehampton's login page where you can enter your Roehampton username and password to enter the database.

If you experience any problems accessing the online databases or ebooks please refer to the 'Access instructions for databases and ebooks' pdf below. 

Physical copies of each textbook for your module readings should be made available via your institution's library.

Some titles may also be available in ebook (electronic book) format too. ProQuest Ebook Central is an ebook collection that contains books in many different disciplines. To check if a book is available in ebook format  you can search ProQuest Ebook Central using the link below.

To access Roehampton’s ebooks you will be required to authenticate access. Almost all of our resources use a system called OpenAthens to enable you to login.

If you experience any problems accessing the online databases or ebooks please refer to the 'Access instructions for databases and ebooks' pdf below. 

Referencing Styles

The main referencing styles used at UR are listed below. Please note: there is no standard style of Harvard referencing, every university/institution has their own version. In addition, online reference generators such as Mendeley, Zotero, etc. will also contain a different version of Harvard, so please be aware. 

If you are unsure which referencing style to use please check with your tutors.

OSCOLA Referencing style

OSCOLA (Oxford University Standard for the Citation of Legal Authorities) is the referencing style used to accurately cite authorities, legislation and other legal materials. It is widely used in law schools and by journal and book publishers in the UK and beyond.