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Welcome to the subject page for Radiation Protection.

This page 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 moreā€¦

If you find a book through OneSearch 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.

  • 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

    Recent Books

    Iwanczyk, J.S. (2016) Radiation detectors for medical imaging. Boca Raton : CRC Press. 

    Martin, C.J. and Sutton, D.G. (2015) Practical radiation protection in healthcare. 2nd edn. Oxford : Oxford University Press. 

    Murray, R.L and Holbert, K.E. (2015) Nuclear energy : an introduction to the concepts, systems, and applications of nuclear processes. 7th edn. Amsterdam : Butterworth-Heinemann.

  • Eresources


    Interactive 3D anatomy resource.

    The seventh edition of imaging referral guidelines from The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR).

    Science database covering physical sciences and engineering, life sciences, health sciences, social sciences and humanities. Provides access to the SciVerse hub and Scopus, which can be searched for abstracts and limited full text.

    Full text for more than 1,450 journals, covering medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals.

    Cochrane Library
    Provides systematic reviews of clinical based evidence on the effectiveness of specific interventions. Your 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.

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

    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.

  • 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.

    British Nuclear Medicine Society
    The journal, Nuclear Medicine Communications, is available here, as well as the society newsletter, awards and details about upcoming conferences.

    Society for Radiological Protection
    The website of the Society for Radiological Protection, a registered charity who provide awards, student bursaries and scholarships to develop radiation protection professionals.  The society aims to promote the science and art of radiation protection, to disseminate knowledge and support relevant education and to promote high professional standards to the public benefit.

    Health Protection Agency - Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards
    The HPA's Centre for radiation, chemical & environmental hazards provides expert advice on all aspects of radiological protection.