Student Recommended: a Guide to Mendeley


Hafssa Anfishi, one of St George’s Learning Advocates has reviewed Mendeley, a free resource which can help you with referencing. Hafssa is in her second year of the Biomedical Science course and found Mendeley useful when completing her SSP. Select the link below to read her step-by-step guide on how to use this tool.

How to use Mendeley. A step-by-step guide by Hafssa Anfishi

A note from the library

There are many tools out there which can help you with referencing and citations. However, you should be careful that they are referencing according to the standard required by your course. Don’t forget that this is something that you will be assessed on. You are always responsible for double-checking your references to ensure that they are correct.

St George’s Library provides access to a tool called RefWorks which can also help with referencing and reference management. We can offer training and support in using this resource as well as general referencing support. For more information, consult the help page of the library website or contact the library.


Library <3 Library StART

New for 2016 the Library is launching a series of monthly promotions – Library Loves. Featuring different resources and events, Library Loves will support your learning, teaching, research and practice by helping you get the most out of the Library and our resources, and we hope at the times when most needed. So with out further ado, it’s the start of the year, it’s the start of Library Loves and we are looking at Library StART…

Library loves library start

With deadlines fast approaching in January, some of these questions may be looming large:

How do I answer my essay question – what information do I need to do it?
How do I find and get that information?
Can I reference Wikipedia? How do I know I’ve got ‘the good stuff’?
What is Harvard Style, how can I make sure I’m getting it right?

Library StART (St George’s Assignment Research Toolkit) has been designed to help you navigate all these questions and more, with specific reference to how you can use resources available via the Library here at St George’s to support your assignments.

You can either work through the whole tutorial for a complete overview of how to find good quality information to support you assignment, or dip in to the section where you are stuck – the main sections are:

  1. Identify – do you need background information or something more specific, what sort of resource can you use to find it
  2. Find – step by step help and video guides on how to find and access resources via St George’s Library from books to journal articles using Hunter.
  3. Evaluate – how to assess the quality of the resource you have found, and judge whether they are suitable for use in your assignment
  4. Reference – how to acknowledge information sources in your assignments, and avoid plagiarism

Library StART is freely available online, and if you can’t find what you are looking for check the Need more help?  section.

Library StART is device responsive so will also work well on your mobile or tablet – watch our YouTube video to see how it works


Find out more

We’re running a Library StART pop-up in the Social Learning Space outside the Library on Wednesday 20th January 12-2pm
Library Start

Cupcakes provided!


Information Skills Training Sessions

This year we are offering a revised set of information skills training sessions to help support SGUL staff and students.

Come along to one of our free sessions to brush up on your information finding or evaluating skills, or book onto one of our new sessions to find out more about how to use:

Citation metrics to your advantage
Social media to raise your research profile

Selected dates are below, please see our information skills workshop page for full information.

Please contact to book

Searching databases using Ebscohost
Thursday 15th Jan 12-1pm
Thursday 12th Feb 12-1pm

Searching databases using OvidSP
Tuesday 9th Feb 12-1pm

Monday 26th January 12-1pm
Thursday 19th February 12-1pm
Tuesday 3rd March 12-1pm

Introduction to Critical Appraisal
Thursday 22nd January 3.30-5pm
Wednesday 18th March 10.30-12pm

Keeping Up to Date
Wednesday 11th February 3.30-5pm
Wednesday 25th March 3-4.30pm

Citation Metrics – an overview
Thursday 22nd January 12-1pm

Social Media for Researchers
Monday 2nd February 12-1pm
Please note date/time change to Wed 25th February 11.30 – 12.30 pm

Cite Them Right 9th edition: The new Harvard referencing standard

*This has now been replaced by Cite Them Right 10th Edition*

Find it on the shelves at PN171 PEA or online at

A new edition of Cite them Right (9th edn,) has been published and is available in the Library both in print and electronically.  Find it on the shelves at PN171 PEA or online at  The new edition has aligned and simplified the Harvard referencing of print and electronic resources and also simplified the referencing of government publications. It also includes extensive help on citing and referencing queries and guidance on a range of referencing systems.

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The Library guide for Harvard on the Library website also reflects these changes.

As of 1st September, the 9th edition of Cite them Right is now the Harvard standard for referencing in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education and for SGUL.