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Referencing at UWS: Cite Them Right Online

Access to Cite Them Right Online

Staff and students at UWS can now access Cite Them Right Online:

Cite Them Right Online

Click on 'Log in' at the top right hand corner of the page.

Please ensure that you click on 'Login via your institution', select University of the West of Scotland and use your usual UWS details:

Staff:  UWS email address/corresponding password

Students:  UWS student email address/corresponding password

Once you have logged in you should be able to see 'Access provided by University of the West of Scotland' at the top of the page.

About CTR Online

It is an online platform based on the above textbook that is used here at UWS for referencing.

Included in our subscription:

  • Step-by-step guidance on the main referencing styles used at UWS:  Harvard, APA and Oscola
  • Extensive range of source types, such as:  books, journals, conference proceedings, media and art, digital and internet, research material, legal information and social media
  • Articles and videos covering common enquiries relating to referencing, including plagiarism and how to avoid it, secondary referencing and the difference between primary and secondary sources


CTR Online Tutorial and Other Support

There is an interactive tutorial for each individual referencing style that covers the following:

  • What is referencing
  • When to reference
  • Understanding and avoiding plagiarism
  • How to set out citations and quotations
  • Paraphrasing and summarising
  • How to set out references

CTR Online Tutorial

Please ensure that you select the correct style of referencing (Harvard, APA or Oscola) before you begin.

In addition to the online tutorial there is a wide range of other support material, including a series of videos that explain different aspects of referencing:

CTR Online Videos


CTR Online Personal Account

Please note that in order to access the subscribed content of CTR Online you must log in using your UWS details.  However, it is also possible to register for a Personal Account that will give you access to the following additional features:

  • Save content pages
  • Organise your saved items into folders
  • Save searches and receive search alerts

It is very straightforward to set up a Personal Account - click on 'Sign in to your personal or admin account' at the top of the home page.  Please note that it is always a Personal Account (not an Admin Account) that you will set up!