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Nursing: Home

A subject guide for nursing.

Library services for studying online [COVID-19]


In addition to this guide, please see our guide to Library Services for Studying Onlinewhich will help you to effectively use our online services.

For the latest information on access to the Library building, computers and books, please see our COVID-19 FAQs.

Welcome to the Nursing library pages!

Here you'll find lots of information on how to find books and journal articles for your assignments, how to reference, and how to get help when you get stuck.

If you can't find what you need here or get stuck, use the contact information on the right of this page to get in touch with the library's Human and Health Sciences subject team.  We'll get back to you as soon as we can.

Royal College of Nursing journals

The Library subscribes to a number of RCN titles in print and you can find these on our shelves. The RCN also provides a large collection of selected articles from all its publication online. However, the precise content of this collection regularly changes and for this reason we can’t provide access to the online content via Summon.  All titles require University network login.

You can search through and access our RCN subscriptions, on or off campus by clicking hereThe following are the titles we currently subscribe to:

Learning Disability Practice

Nursing Children and Young People (formally Paediatric Nursing)

Nurse Researcher

Browzine for nursing

COVID-19 search strategies

If you are planning to research COVID-19 as an academic or as a research student, the following resource may be of use to you. It collates search strategies already carried out by NHS librarians to answer COVID-19 related research questions to help avoid duplication of searches.

Knowledge for Healthcare COVID-19 search resource


Specialist journal resources

You can find loads on Summon, but as nursing students, you are expected to get used to searching individual resources separately.  The ones listed below are some of the key resources you'll want to use, but don't be afraid to try ones listed on other health subject guides if they are more specific to your topic (e.g. operating department practice or midwifery).

For a full list of databases see our A-Z list of electronic resources.

The list of which journals we subscribe to is available through our journals search page

Box of Broadcasts

Box of Broadcasts (also known as BoB) is an archive of free-to-air TV and radio programmes available to you through the University of Huddersfield Library subscription.  You can choose to watch previously recorded programmes, request future programmes and save lists of programmes for your learning, teaching or research.

Click on the tabs above for a series of instructional videos to take you through the basics of using Box of Broadcasts.

Click on this link to go direct to BoB. You can also access it from the A-Z list of electronic resources, and find BoB under the letter B.

You will be prompted to log in with your University login and password. The first time you access BoB, it will ask you to register your university email address (undergraduates and postgraduate taught students = You will need to confirm your address by checking your email and clicking on the link provided.


Here's a useful video from Learning on Demand who run Box of Broadcasts.


This short video shows you how to request TV and radio programmes to be recorded.

Box of Broadcasts provides extensive help, including videos, from their website.

If you have any further questions, contact your Subject Librarian at the Help Centre on Floor 4 of the Library, phone 01484 47200 or email and we will be happy to help.

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