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QAHE - UR Library Guide

Access to Resources

These library resources are accessible to all QAHE Roehampton students (BSc Computing and BA, BSc and MSc Business programmes). 

If you are a QA Ltd Roehampton Degree Apprenticeship student, your library resources are provided by QA's own library service. You can access the Canvas Library Tile. Contact the Degree Apprenticeship Library at


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, authoritative and up-to-date research in your subject area. 

To access Roehampton’s online databases you will be required to authenticate access with your Roehampton username and password. If you need help logging in please see here.

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.


For support using this resource, please contact QAHE Library directly:, tel. 0207 656 8448.

Use the email address given to you for enrolment as the username and Qa + your DOB eight digits (e.g. Qa01121984) for the password; use qahigher for the Organisation ID if required. If you experience problems accessing VLeBooks this may be caused by your browser (Chrome, Mozilla, Safari or similar) storing your University of Roehampton login used for accessing academic databases. The easiest way to resolve this is to use a different browser for accessing ebooks at Copy this address to the address bar of another browser, for example, Internet Explorer or Edge, or any other (Chrome, Mozilla, Safari etc.) different to the one you have been using so far. If you experience any other problems accessing VLeBooks please refer to the 'VLeBooks access guide' PDF below.

Printed Books

Please use your campus library in Birmingham, London (Rosebery Avenue) or Manchester. To search for those books, use the library catalogue. To manage your library account, you can download the myCirqa app for iPhones and Android devices. To login, search for Roehampton, choose your campus (Birmingham, London or Manchester), then use your students number for the ID and your date of birth (DDMMYY) – for the PIN.

Reading lists for BSc Computing Technologies.

Cite Them Right

Referencing Styles

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.

RefWorks is reference management software that allows you to:

  • Save references from sources such as ejournals, databases, library catalogues and websites
  • Compile your own database of references
  • Insert correctly formatted citations into your documents
  • Automatically generate bibliographies and lists of works cited

RefWorks can be used anywhere via the internet. It is funded by the Library and is free to Roehampton students.


Getting Started with RefWorks​

​Anyone at the University of Roehampton can create an account in RefWorks. To do this:

1. Click on the link below and click the “sign up” link.
2. Fill in your information making sure to use your University of Roehampton email address (you will not be able to sign up with a personal email address)
3. You will receive an email with a link to complete the registration process and activate your account
Once you activate your account you’ll get access immediately and can get started adding and managing your references.​
Migrating existing references into RefWorks
Users of the old version of Refworks can import their references into new version of RefWorks.

If you need help logging in

If you find you cannot log into a resource please follow the advice below before seeking help.

If you reach the following login screen, please enter your Roehampton username in the format 'bloggsj' (your username without the

If you reach the following login screen, please enter your Roehampton username in the format '' (your full university username)

Azure login page asking for email and password

If you find either of the two following messages, please contact your institution:

A final thing to try before seeking help would be to try and clear your browser cache. If none of the above is working, then please contact your institution for support.