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Nursing

This guide covers resources relevant for Adult, Children's and Mental Health Nursing.

Getting Started

Welcome to your Subject Guide, where you'll find tailored guidance and advice on key library resources.

Key Journals

Key Nursing Journals

You can link to some of the key journals above or search for more via UR Library Search.

Key Databases for Nursing

Below are the specialist databases for Nursing research and clinical evidence, free to access with your Roehampton login. Most provide the full text, but sometimes just brief details (citation and abstract) of the articles. Click the Search4FullText@Roehampton button to see if you can access the article via our eJournals;  if not, you can order it free via Interlibrary Loan.

Key Mental Health Nursing Journals

You can link to some of the key journals above or search for more via UR Library Search.

Key Mental Health Nursing Databases

Below are the specialist databases for Mental Health Nursing research and clinical evidence, free to access with your Roehampton login. Most provide the full text, but sometimes just brief details (citation and abstract) of the articles. Click the Search4FullText@Roehampton button to see if you can access the article via our eJournals;  if not, you can order it free via Interlibrary Loan.

Television and Video content - free to access with your Roehampton login:
More useful resources on the web. 

Royal College of Nursing Library

The RCN is the world's largest nursing union and professional body. The RCN Library holds the largest nursing-specific collection in Europe and is open to visitors as well as RCN members. Student membership costs £10 p.a. and provides free access to books, journals and online resources, as well as services such as library training sessions.

Location and opening times: 20 Cavendish Square, just 2 minutes from Oxford Circus tube station.

RCN Library offers members free access to:

Some useful links include:

How to undertake a literature search step by step guide

CINAHL Introduction - library video tutorial

CINAHL Advanced - library video tutorial

Library video tutorials of other resources available via RCN Library

Annie Altschul Collection -  A selection of doctoral level theses, all of which have been completed by mental health nurses.

Books & Ebooks

The vast majority of the Library's book collections are now available online as eBooks. You can search for both print and eBooks using UR Library Search. See Finding books and eBooks for guidance on how to begin searching for titles.

See borrowing and requesting books and chapters for more information on the the following services: Click & Collect (Whitelands book delivery service) and Scan & Send - request scans from print books or journals.

Here are the main locations for print books and their Dewey Decimal classmarks (the number on the book spine indicating the subject).

SUBJECT 

LOCATION

CLASSMARK 

Psychology and Counselling Ground Floor 150 to 159
Applied Psychology, Counselling Ground Floor 158...
Ethics for Healthcare Professions Ground Floor 174.2...

UK Law: Medicine, Nursing, Counselling
UK Law: Families and Children

First Floor

344.4... 
346.4...

Social Work; Health & Social Care; Counselling Services Second Floor 361.3...

Social Services for:
People with Physical Illness
People with Mental Illness
People with Learning Disabilities
Older People 

Second Floor


362.1…
362.2...
362.4...
362.6...

Medicine and Healthcare Second Floor 610 to 619
Nursing (general) Second Floor 610.73...
Psychological Disorders and Therapies
Neurodiversity
Second Floor 616.85...
616.858...

Psychiatry
Mental Health Nursing
Psychotherapy

Second Floor

616.89...
616.890231
616.8914

Infectious Diseases
Infection Control

Second Floor

616.9…
616.9045

Cancer Nursing Second Floor 616.9940231

Surgery
Wound Care

Second Floor

617
617.1

Paediatrics, Child Health
Children’s Nursing
Geriatrics, Care of the Elderly
Geriatric Nursing

Second Floor

618.92..
618.920231
618.97…
618.970231

Inter Library Loans

The Inter Library Loan (ILL) service gives students and staff the option of requesting books, book chapters and journals articles when we do not have them in the Library collection. The items are borrowed from the British Library and U.K. and Ireland institutions and are supplied for free.   

Inter Library Loans are not available for Alumni or our partner institutions. 

You can also check the availability for the item in academic libraries near you on Jisc Library Hub Discover; it may be faster to visit another London academic library through the SCONUL scheme.
 

Inter Library Loan FAQs

What are Inter Library Loans?

How to I request an Inter Library Loan?

Where to collect my Inter Library Loan?

Returning an Inter Library Loan

How to renew Inter Library Loans?

Cancelling a request for an Inter Library Loan

Can I request a Theses via Inter Library Loan?

Using other Libraries

SCONUL

SCONUL Access is a scheme which allows many university library users to borrow or use books and journals at other UK academic libraries which belong to the scheme, or just the convenience of studying in a library closer to your home. It's completely free to join, find how more information here:

What is SCONUL and how can I apply?


The British Library 

The British Library at St Pancras, London is a national research library. It does not lend books nor does it aim to stock multiple copies of basic text books. If your research needs are not fulfilled by other libraries, see the British Library catalogue and Reader Registration. For more information about getting a Reader Pass, please see the British Library website. 


Specialist libraries 

There are many specialist libraries in London that may be of use to your studies. General advice for access: 

  • Telephone or email first as you may have to make an appointment to see the collection. 
  • Tell the librarian what you have already found and be specific about what you still need. 
  • Record all the bibliographic details of any material you use as you may not be able to recheck them.   

Other Catalogues 

  • Jisc Library Hub Discover is a national Library catalogue that accesses the catalogues of many of the largest UK and Ireland university libraries. 

  • London Libraries allows searches and provides information on special collections. 

  • ULRLS is the catalogue of the University of London Research Library Services. 


eduroam WiFi network

eduroam is a free WiFi network that allows students, researchers and staff to securely access the internet when visiting other participating institutions. See here for further details on setting up eduroam access for your visits to other institutions.