The Library has produced a range of cribsheets designed to support you in your studies. They are available below in PDF format or in print in the Library if you prefer a paper version. If you need any further help or guidance please ask at the Subject Help Desk in the Library or contact us via email or phone on 01204 903404.


  • Accessing Electronic Resources [PDF]
    A general guide on how to access electronic resources from both on and off-campus.
  • Finding Information for Assignments [PDF]
    This cribsheet is intended to give you an introduction to the type of resources you should be using for assignments.
  • Freely Accessible Resources on the Web [PDF]
    This cribsheet is intended to give you some ideas about freely available resources available on the internet, which you can access regardless of whether you are a University of Bolton student or not. Please note due to the nature of these sites, the content is liable to change and may contain advertisements.  
  • Google Scholar [PDF]
    Google Scholar is Google’s academic search engine which allows you to search for information published in journals, books, etc
  • Guide to Harvard Referencing [PDF]
    This help sheet is intended as a guide to Harvard referencing, please check with your tutor for the exact format required for your work.
  • Reading Lists Online [PDF]
    Reading Lists Online gives you electronic access to your reading lists. You can access electronic resources such as ebooks, journals, databases and websites direct from the list.
  • LEAP Online [PDF]
    LEAP Online is designed to support you with various aspects of your academic journey and personal development while you are here at the University of Bolton.
  • RefWorks [PDF]
    Refworks enables you create your own personal database of references. You can use these references when writing your assignments in Word to automatically create a bibliography or reference list.