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This page is for students enrolled on MSc Nursing modules. Students can access Middlesex University resources by exploring the links on this page.
Finding Books and Journal Articles
Use Library Search to find your books, journal articles and other online resources.
Library Search (Hendon) Use Library Search to find and access quality academic resources.
It replaces Summon and the Library Catalogue.
Starting Your Literature Search
CINAHL is an excellent tool to help you carry out a comprehensive search for relevant references. Remember you will not have access to all articles as full text.
British Nursing Database
An extensive and up to date nursing and midwifery database, covering over 200 UK journals and other English-language titles.
Medline is an excellent tool to help you carry out a comprehensive search for relevant references. Remember you will not have access to all articles as full text.
Cochrane (Open Access Resource)
The Cochrane Library is a collection of six databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. It is the main resource for Systematic Reviews.
A helpful video about Literature Searching
Further Resources you may want to explore
Web of Science
Search across the academic literature to find references. Use the citation function to find related articles and view the impact of the research literature.
This resource will help you to find references to journal articles within the area of psychology and mental health.
Quick Full Text Searches
Search key nursing journals such as the British Journal of Community Nursing, British Journal of Nursing, Nurse Prescribing, Practice Nurse amongst others. All articles available as full text
OVID Full Text Journals
Over 200 journals covering nursing and other health professions.
Large collection of science journals including nursing, health professions and public health
Below are some key resources recommended by your lecturers:
Managing Your References
RefWorks (Old / Legacy)
Online software that helps you collect, organise and store references. Import references from CINAHL, the library catalogue and other databases and write your citations and bibliography in the Harvard referencing style.
Write and Cite
Once you have started using RefWorks you will need to use the Write and Cite application to write citations and bibliographies in Word
CINAHL - doing a basic search
CINAHL - doing an advanced search
Referencing your work
Cite them right will help you to reference just about any source, and understand how to avoid plagiarism. Make sure you have logged into Unihub before accessing.
Cite Them Right Online Description: Cite them right online covers a comprehensive range of source types, alongside detailed advice on referencing and its importance in academic work
Subject Scope: For use by students in Business, Criminology and Sociology, Health and Education, Science and Technology and Work Based Learning. Art and Design, Law and 3rd year H&E should follow the links in the Referencing Library Subject guide. http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/plagiarismreferencing
A very brief intro to Literature Searching
Ordering your journal article
The main purpose of a database such as Medline or CINAHL is to find references to good quality research evidence.
Sometimes you will be able to access the article online straight away. However sometimes you will need to order the article using our Inter Library Loans Service. Note* Due to the current Covid-19 crisis there is no charge for inter-library loan requests. Follow the link below for more details: