Online resources


As part of the University of the Highlands and Islands, Shetland College students and staff can access the wide range of electronic resources available on the UHI website.

These include full-text journal and newspaper articles, image galleries, maps, reports and a wide range of electronic books. The vast majority are accessed using your standard UHI username and password.

These resources can normally be accessed from any computer with an internet connection. If you need any help with using any of the e-Resources, contact the Librarian.

Library Catalogue

The UHI catalogue contains details of the library stock held at Shetland College and at all the UHI partner libraries.It also contains entries for E-Books and E-Journals which will link you to these resources via a UHI login page - just use your usual student number and password.


MultiSearch is is the library search engine. It provides a ‘Google-like’ way of searching many sources at the same time. The process of finding information from both the physical and digital parts of the library has become so much simpler.

With just one search box you can discover material from all the following sources;-

  • UHI Library catalogue
  • Newspaper articles
  • E-journal articles
  • E-books
  • Conference proceedings

The results will be listed in order of relevance – taking you straight to the most useful material. You can use the side bar to refine your search by publication date, content type, location, language, subject terms and so on.

UHI e-Journals

Use this form to find if there is electronic access to a specific journal.

UHI e-Books

The UHI collection continues to grow. All the available titles can be found via the library catalogue. Although these titles have been added to support Higher Education courses, they are available to view by all students registered with UHI partner colleges.

UHI e-Resources

The UHI collection of e-resources including thousands of full-text journal and newspaper articles, image galleries, maps, reports, reference books, etc.

e-Books for FE (JISC)

A collection of over 3,000 e-books specially collected for Further Education. This is a national scheme, put together to ensure that FE students were getting the same access to e-books as HE students. The titles have been selected particularly to support FE courses.