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Journal databases

Subjects covered
British Nursing Index Nursing

Limited full text plus abstracts/citations

Guide to using BNI 

CINAHL Occupational therapy, physiotherapy, operating department practice, traditional Chinese medicine and nursing 

Some full text plus abstracts/citations  

Guide to using CINAHL

Medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary science, health care system and preclinical sciences 

Limited full text plus abstracts/citations 

Guide to using Medline

Social, life, physical and technical sciences 
Mostly full text plus abstracts/citations
Scopus Medicine and science subjects
Abstracts only, click '360 link to full text' to link through to full text if available.
Technical Indexes: Construction Information Service (IHS) Access to standards, regulations and advisory documents for UK construction industry Full text
Westlaw Legal cases, legislation, practitioner texts and journals 

Mostly full text plus abstracts/citations

Guide to using ScienceDirect


Newspaper collections

Proquest Newspapers
National and local UK newspapers from 1998 onwards


Other resources


Reference management software which stores references and generates bibliographies

RefWorks tutorial

RefWorks Quick Start Guide

Box of Broadcasts

Record and view Freeview TV and radio programmes

BoB video tutorial



Cambridge Books Online A multidisciplinary collection of e-books from the Cambridge University Press.
MyiLibrary This link will allow you to search most of our e-books.
Oxford Handbook of Business and Management Covers major topics in management and business studies.
Oxford Reference Online A searchable collection of the Oxford University Press reference books, such as the Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford Dictionary of Nursing etc.


Selected websites

Centre for Workplace Health
The Centre for Workplace Health was established formally on 12 September 2005, with an official launch in November 2005. The Centre hosts the largest group of occupational health specialists in the UK delivering high quality research, training and occupational health services.
Health and Safety Executive UK
Britain's Health and Safety Commission (HSC) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are responsible for the regulation of almost all the risks to health and safety arising from work activity in Britain.
Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
Website for Europe's leading body for health and safety professionals, representing 28,000 members in over 50 countries. An independent, not-for-profit organisation, the Institution regulates and steers the profession, maintaining standards and providing impartial, authoritative guidance on health and safety issues.
Workplace Law Network
This site specialises in employment law, health and safety and premises management. It is a membership site, so much information is only available to members.

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