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Welcome to the subject page for Occupational Health.

This page has been compiled by your subject librarian and will help you to find information for your studies and research. It is not an exhaustive list of everything available, but will point you in the right direction. 

Take a look at the Using the library pages for more general information about using our services. The Placement Students page provides information on accessing resources whilst away from campus. 

Use OneSearch to find everything that the library has to offer including print books, electronic books, journals and more…


New Proquest databases purchased.  Follow the links in the eresources section below to check out these new resources bought to support your research.

  • Books & Ebooks

    See OneList (online reading lists) for current lists of recommended reading for your course / modules.

    All ebooks, in OneSearch, provide online access from any location. 

    Click on the following link to download our Guide to using Ebooks.

    If you find a book through the library catalogue that is only available in another University of Cumbria library you can reserve the book online. See our Requesting books page for more information.

    A postal loans service is available for the following students free of charge:

    • part-time students
    • students on a distance learning course
    • students at a partner institution

    To find out how to use the service, see our Postal Loans page.

    Selected Books

    Sinclair (2013) Research methods in occupational health psychology: measurement, design and data analysis (ebook)
    This book provides a state-of-the-art review of current issues and best practices in the science of Occupational Health Psychology (OHP). OHP is a multidisciplinary and rapidly growing area of research and it is difficult or impossible for researchers to keep up with developments in all of the fields where scholars conduct OHP science. This book will help OHP scholars improve their own research by translating recent innovations in methodology into sets of concrete recommendations that will help to improve their own research as well as their training of future researchers.

    Brunette (2011) CDC health information for international travel: the yellow book 2012 
    This book's features include clear and easy-to-read disease risk maps, information on where to find health care during travel, specific health information and itineraries for popular tourist destinations, detailed country-specific information for yellow fever and malaria, and more

    Kloss (2010) Occupational Health Law (ebook)
    A new edition has become needed because of the large number of changes in the law since the last edition was published in 1998. These include the Human Rights Act; the Data Protection Act 1998 which was brought into force in 2000; new case law on compensation (particularly with regard to stress); the Woolf reforms on civil procedures, especially regarding expert witnesses; and developments in equal opportunities law (e.g. maternity leave). The section on disability discrimination has been completely rewritten. Other new features include genetic testing in employment and the new offence of corporate manslaughter, and details regarding the new training and evaluation criteria that occupational health professionals are required to satisfy. 

    Firth (2011) Coping with stress (ebook)CopingWithStress,
    Modern living provides plenty of opportunities to become stressed. This book explores what stress and anxiety is and how we can learn to deal with it. It also looks at how stress sufferers are often stigmatised.

    Gill (2009) Tropical medicine (ebook)
    Lecture Notes: Tropical Medicine is a comprehensive introduction to tropical medicine. The new edition is in full colour throughout with over 40 colour images integrated with the text. There is a new chapter on syndromes of undernutrition (in both children and adults), and the section on non–communicable diseases has been extended to include mental health problems in the tropics.

    Gold (2009) Evaluating mental health disability in the workplace: model, process and analysis (ebook)
    A unique collaboration between a renowned clinical professor of psychiatry and a noted legal expert, Evaluating Mental Health Disability in the Workplace approaches the topic from two distinct areas: the legal context and issues relevant to disability and disability-related evaluations, and the interplay of factors in the relationship between work and psychiatric illness. From this dual perspective, the authors advocate for higher professional standards ensuring that employers, evaluees, or third parties are provided with the most reliable information.  

  • Journals & Eresources

    Useful databases for Occupational Health topics

      New suite of Proquest databases purchased for 2016/17 including

    An index of nursing and allied health articles.  Access to over 300 full text journals.

    One of the largest bibliographic indexes for health.  Full text for more than 1,450 journals indexed, covering medicine, nursing, the health care system and pre-clinical sciences.

    Cochrane Library 
    Provides systematic reviews of clinical based evidence on the effectiveness of specific interventionsYour results will be a mixture of reviews and clinical trials. It will depend on your topic as to whether there will be a relevant review.

    Academic Search Complete 
    A multi-disciplinary full text database of over 5,500 journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 9,500 journals.

    Key Occupational Health Journal

    Occupational Health
    Available in print from 1981 - 2009 and electronically from 2002 - present.

    From the Journals A-Z list, type in the name of the journal to access full-text articles through one of the databases that the University subscribes to.

  • Websites

    A selection of useful and reputable websites have been collected together for you here.  Obviously many more are available on the web but do make sure you evaluate all websites and any information you find in them before using them in your studies.

    Occupational Health specific resources

    Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
    Various subject specific areas, legislation and primary research reports.

    Royal College of Nursing
    Occupational Health Guidance documents etc.

    Nursing and Midwifery Council
    Guidance, codes of conduct etc.

    British Occupational Health Research Foundation
    A charity specialising in the provision of evidence-based solutions to practical questions asked by employers and their advisers in both the private and the public sector.

    Institution of Occupational Safety & Health
    The website of IOSH, the Chartered body for health & safety professionals.

    Institute of Risk & Safety Management
    The website of IIRSM, a professional body that provides recognition, information, support and enhancement for health & safety professionals.

    Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
    The website of Europe's largest HR and development professional body, supporting and developing those responsible for the management and development of people within organisations.

    General health resources

    NHS Evidence
    A search engine from the NHS for health & social care professionals, providing access to evidence-based health information. 

    NICE is an independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance on promoting good health and preventing and treating ill health.  Access national clinical guidelines here. 

    UK National Statistics: Health & Social Care
    This area of the National Statistics website covers statistics relating to information gathered on public health, health services provided by the National Health Service (NHS), and much more. 

    Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine
    Provides resources and background information for healthcare professionals, with research tools and educational material to download.

    Online tutorial for internet searching skills: Nursing

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