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Nursing: Study Support

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There are a number of ways you can access help in the Library:

Search our Frequently Asked Questions on the library help page
Consult the FAQs

Visit Library Help Desk to talk to a librarian
Check the opening times

Book a library tutorial with one of our Learning, Teaching and Research Librarians for more in-depth help
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Use our 24/7 online chat service if you are unable to come in to the library or if you are a night owl
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Referencing is a vital component of academic writing. 

It demonstrates your ability to select and refer to the most appropriate external sources which support your work. You need to give proper credit to the authors of any work from which you use information in order to avoid plagiarism.

All Nursing students need to use the Harvard Referencing System.

Open the Harvard guide

Download the Harvard guide

Chat tutorials

You can book a tutorial with Helen Ryba, the Learning, Teaching and Research Services Librarian for Nursing that uses online chat, rather than having to come into campus in person. Click below to chat - or to book a tutorial that will use the chat system.

Assignment Help

There are many ways the library can help you with your assignment:

Research Support

The Learning & Teaching and Research Team is able to provide you with expert advice in making the most out of our extensive range of resources. Visit the Services for Researchers page for ore information on booking tutorials, and identifying which librarians are supporting your faculty.

If you are undertaking a literature review, check the Literature Review library guide and the Center for Academics Success guide on iCity: How to write a literature review.

Video Guides and Tips

Searching the wwwIf you want advice on using the databases, help with search techniques or choice of databases for your topic contact the Mary Seacole Library Team who are happy to arrange one-to-one and small group tutorials, or use the Library online help available at Library Help.

Video guides to using the databases and finding the full text of papers can be found in the tabs below.

Using Other Libraries

There are a number of ways that you can access other resources:

  • SCONUL Access allows you to visit other academic libraries and use their print resources;
  • ETHOS  provides access to Ph.D. theses for UK universities;
  • COPAC is a catalogue of the holdings of over 90 UK academic and specialist libraries;
  • The Inter-Library Loans service will get you books and articles we don't hold.

Search strategies

The Informed Learning module for level 4 introduces the following information skills:

  • Navigating Reading Lists.
  • Mapping an assignment to a clear focus
  • echniques for finding and selecting the best information for an assignment
  • Available support options.


The Informed Learning Moodle site for Levels 5, 6 & 7 study  is designed to support Evidence Based Practice and the development of information literacy skills.

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