Nursing - Recommended Sources

Books

A variety of reference works, including dictionaries, which tutors may well prefer to Wikipedia, and it even tells you how to set out a reference to what you find. Try out the 'Mind Map' option to see how your keyword links to others - useful for essay planning and dissertation work (use the arrow next to Basic Search to get to it).

An online reference collection, featuring full-text content from subject-specific reference titles. Do a keyword search of the whole collection or browse for a reference work by subject. Get help planning your research by visualising your topic with a concept map.

MedicinesComplete is an online platform which offers access to world-leading drug and healthcare resources. MedicinesComplete is a unique collection of clinically-proven, unbiased pharmaceutical information providing practical guidance and insight to pharmaceutical and clinical practitioners, researchers, and regulatory professionals

Includes:

  • British national formulary
  • British national formulary for Children
  • Pharmaceutical excipients
  • Stockley’s drug interactions

 

Health statistics

Information related to health and social care. Includes Health Survey for England, NHS Quarterly Review, national health indicators and hospital activity statistics.

Health Profiles provide a snapshot overview of health for each local authority in England.

A single point of access to data and analysis tools from across Public Health England.

Official statistics from the UK Government.

The official UK statistics site. The Health section includes health, care and quality of life.

Additional Sources

This fantastic resource has captured UK terrestrial TV and radio programmes from 1998 onwards for anyone in UK universities to watch for free. You can create playlists and clips to embed in presentations, as well as putting in requests for recording. Look out for all the useful documentaries. (Not available to anyone outside the UK.)

Healthtalkonline is the award-winning website of the DIPEx charity and replaces the website formerly at dipex.org. Healthtalkonline lets you share in other people's experiences of health and illness. You can watch or listen to videos of the interviews, read about people's experiences and find reliable information about conditions, treatment choices and support.

• NHS - Behind the Headlines not in Discovery 

Your guide to the science that makes the news.

• Nice Evidence not in Discovery 

The NICE (National Institute for health and Care Excellence) platform offers a Google like search of accredited health information from a selection of sources.

The NIHR (National Institute of Health Research) Journals Library provides full publication and open access to an extensive body of health research. It comprises a suite of five programme-specific journal series, published online, which are fully searchable and provide a comprehensive record of work funded by these NIHR programmes.

Access the full text of books about quantitative and qualitative research methods and many more social science research topics.

SpringerProtocols is a database of reproducible laboratory protocols in the Life and Biomedical Sciences, giving researchers step-by-step protocols for immediate use in their lab. The database is compiled from protocols from Humana’s book series Methods in Molecular Biology, Methods in Molecular Medicine, Methods in Biotechnology, Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Neuromethods, as well as from Laboratory Handbooks. e.g. The Biomethods Handbook, The Proteomics Handbook, and the Springer Laboratory Manuals

The TRIP Database is a clinical search engine designed to allow clinicians to quickly find answers to their clinical questions using the best available evidence. The TRIP Database started in 1997 as a result of the work of the founders in answering clinical questions. They recognised that searching multiple websites separately for relevant information was time-consuming. The creation of the TRIP Database allowed the simultaneous searching of multiple sites, hence speeding up the question answering process

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