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Osteopathy: College of Osteopaths - Staffordshire students


The resources below are available to College of Osteopaths students enrolled at Staffordshire University. The resources are freely available. To access other resources you will need to access them via the Staffordshire University  Library Pages

Finding Your Books

The main way of finding your reading materials is to use the library catalogue.

Finding Your Journal Articles

Systematic Reviews

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NHS Resources

NICE: Evidence search.

Access NICE guidelines, DoH reports, Clinical pathways and more

College of Osteopaths students enrolled at Staffordshire University

You will need to enrol at your home institution : Staffordshire University

To use Middlesex University library, you need to join SCONUL Access, which is a reciprocal scheme between participating universities.  You apply online here.  You will then receive an email confirming your membership, which you bring to the Sheppard Library at Middlesex University.  Staff at the UniHelp desk will register you as external borrowers, which permits you to borrow up to 5 x 28 day loan books.  Remember to renew your books here to avoid unnecessary charges.

You are welcome to use the books and journals on the library shelves, but will not be able to use Middlesex University e-journals and other online resources.  Your access to e-resources is limited to those available to you at Staffordshire University.  You make use the EduRoam wifi network whilst on campus at Middlesex to access the internet and the online resources available to you through Staffordshire University.  Your login for EduRoam will be your Staffordshire University username and password.

 Inter Library Loans (journal article requests) are accessible via Staffordshire University

Staffordshire University also offer a range of services, including postal loans for off-campus users - see:


Access at Middlesex - Staffordshire students

As Staffordshire University students, Osteopathy students may use the Sheppard Library at Middlesex University as follows:

  • Once they have joined the SCONUL Access scheme (see above), students will be able to borrow 5 x 28 day loan books from the Sheppard Library at Hendon.
  • Students may access a wireless network via Eduroam.  This service provides access to the internet, including Staffordshire University resources, such as online databases and journals
  • Inter Library Loans (journal article requests) are accessible via Staffordshire University 

Help with using Staffordshire University resources:

Staffordshire have LibGuides for  Osteopathy as well as Nursing and Allied & Public Health which will help.  These can be accessed here::

The guides will link you to the best eresources for the subject and link to new books, useful websites etc.  The library homepage at also has other useful links such as to Academic Skills Know How resources and to the library catalogue



Using the library catalogue

Using the library catalogue

Short video guides to finding a book, requesting a books and renewing a book