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

  • Getting the best from your searching

    OneSearch is a good place to start your research. However as you progress through your course you will need to develop your searching skills to incorporate other sources.

    Watch the tutorial below for an introduction to searching or access our Finding Information page for more advice.

    How to search

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    Click on the image above or use this link to view the tutorial: How to search tutorial

    You can also sign up to our webinar for guidance on how you can develop your search skills.

  • Eresources and Journals

    We have selected some key eresources and individual journal titles to help you locate relevant material for your subject.

    Eresources

    Eresources allow you to search across multiple sources at one time eg a range of journal articles. Some eresources are subject specific and provide more tailored results.

    In addition to these key eresources you can also explore our full A-Z of eresources.

    EresourceDescription
    anatomyTV, anatomy TV logo - orange background with a white double P Anatomy.TV 

    An Interactive 3D anatomy resource.  Rotate the body, navigate through the layers and click on the image to bring up the relevant text.

     

    This resource uses Adobe Flash. If you are struggling to view it, these instructions should help.

    instant_anatomy, instant anatomy logo Instant Anatomy  Diagrams, videos, podcasts and revision questions to help you get to grips with anatomy.
        Medical Imaging and Health specific
    science_direct, science direct logo ScienceDirect 

    Covers physical sciences and engineering, life sciences, health sciences and social sciences.

    medline, medline logo Medline  MEDLINE is the U.S. National Library of Medicine journal citation database covering medicine, nursing, the health care system and much more.  This version includes citations from 5,200 scholarly journals and full-text from more than 1,450.
    proquest, proquest logo ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health  One of several collections from Proquest, all of which together form Proquest Central. This particular collection indexes 850 journals and holds the full-text of 715 Nursing and Allied health titles. More information in Getting started with Proquest databases.
    cochrane_library, cochrane library logo Cochrane Library  Provides systematic reviews of clinical based research on the effectiveness of specific interventions. It will depend on your topic as to whether there will be a relevant review but if there is, it will be a key resource. Cochrane also runs a blog Evidence for everyday nursing, which pulls together reviews into a more digestible format.
      Wider and multi-disciplinary 
    cinahl, cinahl logo CINAHL 

    The key collection for Nursing and Allied health. It indexes (citations only) over 4000 journals and holds the full-text of 760 journals, plus linking to our other subscribed content. You will get fewer results but they should be more relevant.

    academic_search_complete, academic search complete logo  Academic Search Complete  A huge multi-disciplinary database which indexes (citations only) over 9,500 journals and provides full-text to over 6,500.  Good for a search on more general topics.

     

    Individual Journal Titles

    Browse or search inside key journal titles for your subject below. For a full range of titles check our A-Z of journals via Journals Search.

    JournalDescription
    dl_journals, cartoon of an orange journal British Journal of Radiology Published monthly, this journal covers clinical and technical aspects of medical imaging, radiotherapy, oncology, medical physics, radiobiology and the underpinning sciences.
    Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice A peer-reviewed journal which covers all of the current modalities specific to clinical oncology and radiotherapy. Usually published quarterly.
    Radiography Radiography is the official peer-reviewed journal of the Society and College of Radiographers and the European Federation of Radiographer Societies. It promotes evidence-based practice by disseminating high quality clinical, scientific and educational research related to all aspects of diagnostic and therapeutic radiography.
    Radiotherapy and Oncology Radiotherapy and Oncology publishes papers describing original research as well as review articles. It covers areas of interest relating to radiation oncology.

     

  • Web links for your subject

    Organisations
    dl_websites, orange cartoon of globe with computer mouse hovering over it Society of Radiographers The website for the Society of Radiographers, who represent the professional, educational and workplace interests of radiographers in the UK and overseas.
      Royal College of Radiologists The website of the Royal College of Radiologists'.  Their principal objectives are the study and advancement of the science and practice of oncology and radiology.
      Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists A list of publications from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, including date of next review. Many can be downloaded as PDF files.

    British Institute of Radiology

    The website of the British Institute of Radiology, an independent multidisciplinary organisation, and a registered charity, whose membership is open to everyone with an interest in radiology and radiation oncology.

    British Medical Ultrasound (BMUS)

    Website of the British Medical Ultrasound Society.
    British Nuclear Medicine Society The journal, Nuclear Medicine Communications, is available here, as well as the society newsletter, awards and details about upcoming conferences.
    Department of Health and Social Care The Government Department website. Access Guidance, Policy papers and statistics.
    Health data and statistics
    dl_websites, orange cartoon of globe with computer mouse hovering over it  Office for National Statistics Government statistics and reports including Heath and Social Care and the census

    UK National Statistics - health and social care

    The official UK statistics site.

    World Health Organisation Statistical Information Service (WHOSIS)

    The coordinating authority on international health within the United Nations. Use for Global Data and factsheets.
    Other useful sites
    dl_websites, orange cartoon of globe with computer mouse hovering over it  NHS Acronym buster   

     

    Health talk online

    People talk about their experiences of health and illness

    Medical Image Library

    Images from the Wellcome Trust
  • NHS resources

    Most hospitals will have a Library or Education centre.  You are entitled to join as either a student on placement there or as a member of staff (includes bank staff).  This will give you access to their print books and you can also request an Open Athens account.  If you are on placement at the hospital you may be offered an introductory session by the library (Education centre).  We recommend that you attend so that you can take full benefit of the additional resources that the NHS provides.  If this doesn't happen, visit the library and ask to be signed up. You can find a list of NHS libraries here.

    Open Athens

    The NHS uses Open Athens to provide access to its electronic resources.  This is different to the University which uses something called Shibboleth or Institutional access.  Currently provided by the NHS libraries or the Ambulance service library you will only get an Open Athens account for the duration of your placement (or employment) and may need to re-apply but some Trusts will give access for the duration of your course.  You just need to remember that it's Athens for NHS resources and Shibboleth for University resources.

    NHS Knowledge and library hub.

    Similar to OneSearch this hub searches the NHS core collection of library resources and also gives quick access to NICE guidelines and BMJ best practice. It provides access to some collections that the University does not subscribe to, such as the British Nursing Index and Embase, as well as some we do, such as CINAHL. 
    You will need an Open Athens account to view the full-text, search individual collections or access BMJ Best Practice.  View the guide to using the Library hub

    BMJ Best practice is a clinical decision support tool, providing the evidence for every step of diagnosis and treatment.

    British Nursing Index provides the references to articles in the most relevant UK nursing and midwifery journals.  The full-text may be available in other collections.

    Embase is a comprehensive biomedical research database.

    Evidence Search.  This was the NICE search engine but will disappear on the 31st March 2022.  You can still access all the following resources from the NICE website.

    • NICE Guidance
    • Pathways
    • Clinical knowledge Summaries 
    • BNF and BNFC

    Local content.  NHS libries are run by indivual Trusts who may have purchased additional content.  Check your local library for more detail.

    elearning for healthcare

    A suite of online tutorials provided by Health Education England, supporting every aspect of healthcare. You can access some modules with a free registration but for them to count towards your CPD you need to log in with Open Athens.

     See the guide on how to set up a free account e-LfH account creation.

     

  • Getting help

    Help and AdviceLink
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    If you are experiencing any problems accessing eresources, check our troubleshooting guide for advice.

    Accessing Online Resources
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    If you are experiencing problems logging into a resource, try resetting your university password using the MFA Password Reset Tool.

    If the problem persists, please contact the IT Service Desk (itservicedesk@cumbria.ac.uk).

    MFA Password Reset 
    dl_step, cartoon icon of info symbol The Student Enquiry Point is a new, simpler way to contact Student Services. Using the Student Enquiry Point tile on the Student Hub you can submit an enquiry relating to the wide range of services provided by Student Services. Student Hub

     

     

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