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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

    Use our eresources to search for relevant journal articles or other resources such as anatomy images.  Although OneSearch does search many of these, using the subject specific collections will produce more tailored results and provide more relevant filters. Eresources for health is an online tutorial to help you use these resources.

    In addition to these key full-text eresources you can also explore our full A-Z of eresources to see the whole list and see the Research pages for additional research specific resources.

    EresourceDescription
    cinahl, 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.

    psycarticles, PsycARTICLES Full-text articles from 59 Psychology journals.
    medline, MEDLINE MEDLINE is the U.S. National Library of Medicine journal citation database covering medicine and health.  This version includes citations from 5,200 scholarly journals and full-text from more than 1,450. It forms part of PubMed which searches wider but doesn't provide full-text.
    proquest, 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 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.
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    academic_video_online, Academic video Online 62,000 video titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counselling, film, health, history, music, and more. 
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    SocINDEX Social care and Sociology journals.
    academic_search_complete,   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.
    proquest, Proquest Central Pulls together many of the Proquest collections, searching thousands of journals across many subjects.  More information in Getting started with Proquest databases.
    sage,   Sage Journals Whereas the collections above hold content from a number of publishers this collection holds 900 full-text peer reviewed journals published by Sage.  Other publisher collections are available but this one has the most relevant full-text journals.
    proquest,   Dissertations and theses Global collection with some full-text from 1997 onwards.  It is possible to limit by level e.g. MSc.  To access UoC undergrad dissertations go to Collections in OneSearch

     

    Individual Journal Titles

    Browse or search inside key journal titles for your subject below. There are too many to mention but two of the key Nursing publishers are listed below. All of these journals are Peer reviewed and a good starting point.  For a full range of titles check our A-Z of journals via Journals Search.

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    British Journal of mental health Nursing This quarterly, peer reviewed journal explores common mental health problems and the issues affecting them through practical, evidence-based reviews and analysis.
    Child and Adolescent Mental Health Published for the Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health. All published papers should be of direct relevance to mental health practitioners and clearly draw out clinical implications for the field.
    Evidence Based Mental Health Updates researchers and mental health practitioners with clinical reviews, research and opinion on recent developments in the field and their clinical applications.
    Journal of Mental Health International multi-disciplinary journal reporting on reports on the best in evidence-based practice around the world.
    Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services  A peer-reviewed, monthly journal for psychosocial and mental health nurses in a variety of community and institutional settings.
    Journal of Public Mental Health International Interdisciplinary journal focusing on the research, policy and practice that put mental well-being at the heart of the public health agenda.
    Mental Health Practice Journal from the RCN that provides a wide range of information that enables readers, including students, to develop creative and evidence-based approaches to practice.
    Mental Health Today Multi-disciplinary magazine concerned solely with mental health care. Promotes the diversity of user-centered best practice in the statutory, voluntary & independent sectors across the UK. Sign up for their weekly newsletter
    Person Centred and Experiential Psychotherapies (PCEP) An international publication disseminating new work on PCE therapies.

     

     

  • Web links for your subject

    Organisations
    dl_websites,   Mental Health Alliance A useful site for information on mental health legislation
    Mental Health Foundation Focuses on Prevention, aiming for a world with good mental health for all. Their mission is to help people to thrive through understanding, protecting and sustaining their mental health.
    MIND The biggest UK mental health charity
    Centre for mental health Focuses on the effects of inequality and disadvantage in mental health. 

    National Institute of mental health

    American Mental health website

    Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)

    Independent body that provides resources to develop and implement better care.  Covering Adults, Dementia, Child Services, Safeguarding and Integrated Health and social care. Also provides Social Care Online - a huge database of resources for social care and social work

    Counselling organisations

     See the Counselling subject page

    Dementia organisations

    See the Dementia Subject page
    Evidence-based information
    dl_websites,   Evidence Search The search engine from the NICE for health and social care professionals, providing evidence-based health information, Clinical Knowledge Summaries and much more.  If you have an Athens Password from the hospital library you will also be able to access the journals. Download the Quick guide to NHS Evidence Search

    Centre for Evidence-based Medicine.

    Provides resources and background information for healthcare professionals, with Critical Appraisal tools and educational material to download.

    CASP

    Helps you to find and interpret the best available evidence from health research by providing some useful checklists.

    National Institute for Health Reseach

    Appraises research to identify the most reliable, relevant and significant findings to support the NHS. It disseminates these findings as Signals (The latest important research, summarised), Highlights (Conditions, treatments and issues explored using NIHR evidence) and Themed reviews.

     

    Health data and statistics
    dl_websites,   Office for National Statistics Government statistics and reports including Heath and Social Care the census

    PHE data analysis and tools

    Data and analysis for many conditions/issues from Public Health England.

    UK Data Service

    Centralised collection of social research data for the UK including Access to key surveys such as the Health Survey England and the Continuous Household survey

    Health and Care Statistics Landscape for England.

    With no centralised place for health statisics this site attemps to map to sources of statistics by theme.
    Other useful sites
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    Behind the headlines

    NHS site that examines the real research behind health stories that appear in the media

    Health talk online

    People talk about their experiences of health and illness

    North Grey literature collection

    Grey Literature covers all types of government and organisational documents: conference papers, policy documents, patient leaflets, blogs and more.  The definition is that it isn't peer reviewed and is published by an organisation/body whose primary objective isn’t making money from publishing.  Now that much more is held digitally and archived it is getting easier to find but can still be tricky. This site collects useful sources of Grey literature for health.

     

  • Getting help / contact us

    Help and AdviceLink
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