Use this Subject LibGuide to help you make the most of the library and information resources and services.
Have a reference to a journal article, but not sure how to check if you can access the full-text? Watch this video to find out how to check.
There are a wide range of online resources that will help you trace books, journal articles and much more, to support your study and research. Key resources are highlighted in the adjacent tabs.
Explore the how to find resources guide as a starting point.
If you would like to search smarter, try this health literature search strategy builder. It's takes you through the process step by step and is a good place to start if you are new to searching or need a refresher!
Why not try the following resources:
Research databases index the global literature and provide references to journal articles, books, conference proceedings, reports etc that match your search criteria. They help you to find information about previous publications in your research field.
These are the key Nursing databases we recommend that you use.
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This video introduces a range of evidence-based resources from NICE including, NICE Evidence Search, Clinical Knowledge Summaries, the BNF and BNFC.
You are likely to use the CINAHL database to help you identify nursing literature. Watch the video below to learn how to search this resource and save the articles you find.
You can use the following services to explore research materials available elsewhere
COPAC - exposes rare and unique research material by bringing together the catalogues of c.90 major UK and Irish libraries.
WorldCAT - search the collections of libraries in your community and tens of thousands more around the world.
SUNCAT - is the Serials Union Catalogue for the UK research community, a free tool to help researchers and librarians locate serials held in the UK.
The European Library - access to the collections of the 48 National Libraries of Europe and leading European Research Libraries.
The Library of Congress - catalog records for books, serials, manuscripts, maps, music, recordings, images, and electronic resources in the Library of Congress collections in the USA.
LibWeb - Access to a listing of online library catalogues worldwide
CORE - gives an incredibly fast search of the full-text of 80M open access research resources
Use the Search Techniques LibGuides for lots of hints and tips on successful online searching
As you search you need to keep track of all the material you will be using in your academic work so that you can cite and reference it appropriately.
Always check your module handbook for specific departmental guidance on the style required for your assessed works and dissertations. Check with your personal tutor or dissertation supervisor if you need clarification.
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Find out more about the skills support available to help you develop a range of academic skills including essay writing, referencing, critical reading and getting the most out of lectures.
Sage Research Methods Online (SRMO) is a great resource to use when you are planning and conducting your research.
It is targeted at social science researchers but is useful across all subject areas as it covers key research methodology topics that are applicable across the research spectrum.
Sage have produced a comprehensive LibGuide to help you get the best from the resource.
To access Anatomy resources, go to the A-Z Database listing.
You can search for the resources below by title or by selecting Anatomy as the subject type.
You can access:
There are also free online training materials such as Practical Clinical Skills. This offers Simulation-based lessons cover heart sounds, murmurs, lung sounds, carotid bruit, blood pressure measurement and EKG training.
BNF Publications reflect current best practice as well as legal and professional guidelines relating to the uses of medicines. Content includes:
These resources can be used to find more detailed information, guidance and advice on the use of drugs and pharmaceuticals.