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Nursing: Welcome

Welcome to the Sheppard Library


 

Details about the Library Services, opening hours, helpdesks, subject support can be found below.

Placement Libraries

Whilst on placement you will have access to site libraries based at your hospital. You can also join the RCN library as a student. If you require access to other University Libraries check the SCONUL Access site for details.

Useful Shelfnumbers

Helpsheet of shelf locations for Nursing and relevant books

Visible Body - interactive apps for Anatomy & Physiology

Visible Body is an online anatomy & physiology learning package. It contains two resources:

  • Human Anatomy Atlas 2017  - interactive 3D models and animations
  • Anatomy & Physiology 2016 - a guided step by step introduction to each human body system with activities and quizzes.

NHS OpenAthens / E-Learning for Healthcare (Data Security Awareness)

BSc and PGDip students will get an NHS OpenAthens account which gives access to a range of resources. This includes the e-Learning for Healthcare online modules (for example Data Security Awareness and Safeguarding).

You will receive an email with your login details for this.

Follow the instructions in the email and the guide / video below:

New BNF app

The publishers of the BNF (British National Formulary) and BNF for Children have launched a new, faster and easier to use app for smartphones and tablets. Adult and child BNF content is now available through one app and an NHS Athens login is no longer required. It can also be used without an internet connection so you can check drug doses, interactions and more at the point of care.

The app is available for free download on iOS and Android devices.

The old NICE BNF and BNFC apps are no longer being updated and will be withdrawn later this year.

Nursing & allied health current awareness resources

The Mental Elf- This website will help you find just what you need to keep up-to-date with all of the important and reliable mental health research and guidance.

This website will help you find just what you need to keep up-to-date with all of the important and reliable mental health research and guidance. - See more at: http://www.thementalelf.net/about/#sthash.JLEZXCAO.dpuf
This website will help you find just what you need to keep up-to-date with all of the important and reliable mental health research and guidance. - See more at: http://www.thementalelf.net/about/#sthash.JLEZXCAO.dpuf
This website will help you find just what you need to keep up-to-date with all of the important and reliable mental health research and guidance. - See more at: http://www.thementalelf.net/about/#sthash.JLEZXCAO.dpuf

You can also sign up for the weekly newsletter or download the smart phone app:

The Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) produces a bulletin for nursing and midwifery staff every two weeks, 'Keeping your Finger on the Pulse', to keep up to date with issues relevant to your day to day work and personal development.  Click on the link below for the most recent bulletins and other nursing news and links.

CASH (NHS current awareness website) - recent new healthcare information selected by NHS librarians is below; to see more click on any of the links to go to the website.

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Your subject librarians

Jo Wilson, Michelle Newman and Jodie Ward

Help with Academic Writing

The Writing Space

Gemma Wilkinson and Faith Dillon-Lee are the Academic Writing and Language Lecturers for the School of Health and Education.

Based in the Learning Enhancement Team (LET) in the Sheppard Library, they can help you excel in your academic communication, whether this is in written assignments or oral presentations, as well as using information effectively and ethically in your work.

Contact:  LET@mdx.ac.uk

You can also book 1-to-1 tutorials with them, get written feedback on your work or sign up for LET workshops (links below).

Fantastic events from the Department of Mental Health, Social Work and Integrative Medicine!

Seen & Heard - an interactive e-learning course on how to recognise the signs of child sexual abuse or exploitation