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Nursing & Professional Practice: Welcome

A guide to print and electronic resources for students at the University of Derby on Nursing & Professional Practice programmes of study.

Suggest a book

Help your Library grow its book collection - suggest a book for purchase!

Is there a particular book we don't have in stock that you feel would be a useful addition to the collection - not just for you, but for fellow students as well?  We can't guarantee we'll always get what you request but we will consider every title put through.

If you would like to request a book to be purchased by the Library fill out the form on the Books For You page and we'll take it from there!

Don't keep us guessing - let us know!

Coronavirus: freely available articles from scientific / academic publishers

Click here for links to free scientific articles from academic publishers on COVID-19

  • The BMJ has an overview of 2019-nCoV, the 2019 novel coronavirus which can be accessed on the BMJ Best Practice website and there are additional links about the timeline, an opinion piece and more which can be accessed via the BMJ website
  • Oxford Academic Journals are also making their coronavirus resources freely available via their coronavirus page
  • The journal publisher Wiley is currently making articles related to the coronavirus, from their journals, free to access. You can access the articles via this link:
  • You can also do a search on PubMed or PubMed Central for "novel coronavirus" to see what may have been recently published that is available. You may need to be logged in to UDo to access some of the articles.


Last updated: 17 April 2020

Upcoming Workshops and Drop-Ins

Drop-ins and Workshops


General and College specific Library Events - some events may be bookable but please click on the link for the event to see full information as the sessions will be across a number of different sites or online (via Blackboard Collaborate). If you hover your mouse over a date it will tell you how many sessions are scheduled for that day. If you click on the date it will display a full list.

New resources from across HSC - a SELECTION for you!

We now have access to the Nursing Standard journal - access it via E-Journals Finder and CINAHL Complete

We now have access to the journal 'Nursing Standard'

You can find it in E-Journals Finder by searching for the title and then searching within it for your topic

If you search CINAHL Complete (the nursing & allied health literature database) for a topic, you may find Nursing Standard articles in your results list with full-text links attached.

National Academies Press

National Academies Press

You can read and download--for free--many of the reports and publications from the National Academies Press via their website.

It includes material from the National Academies of the sciences, engineering, and medicine so there's bound to be something that you'll find useful or interesting. It is US focused but some of the material will be international in scope.

Diagnostic Ultrasound Third Edition

e-book. You may need to log in to access this book.

Effective Observation in Social Work Practice

e-book. You may need to log in to access.

Music Technology in Therapeutic and Health Settings

e-book. You may need to log in to access.

Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing

e-book. You may need to log in to access.

Safeguarding Children from Abroad

e-book. You may need to log in to access.

Ultrasound Physics and Technology

e-book. You may need to log in to access.

Dimond's Legal Aspects of Nursing

e-book. You may need to log in to access.
There are also print copies available.

Music Therapy and Autism Across the Lifespan

e-book. You may need to log in to access.

Also in stock as a print book

Motivational Interviewing [3rd ed.]

e-book. You may need to log in to access.

Also in stock as print copy

Experiencing ACT from the Inside Out

Also available as an e-book

CRH Library

If you are a nursing student at the University of Derby and based at our Chesterfield site then you also have access to the Library in the Education Centre at Chesterfield Royal Hospital which will provide you with access to books, print journals, and the internet  there. After registering with the library you can use their computers to log in to UDo and from there get access to the online books and journals that the University has bought. (You can also access all of this material from home.)

You can get information about opening hours, resources and borrowing via the website: Chesterfield Royal Hospital Library

Academic librarian for Health & Social Care

Jill Boland (Health & Social Care)'s picture
Jill Boland (Health & Social Care)
Academic Librarian – Health and Social Care
Centre for Student Life
University of Derby
Library (Room L103)
Kedleston Road
DE22 1GB
Tel: 01332 59 1389

My availability for appointments will vary but there are a set amount of slots each week that can be booked up to one month in advance.
These appointments will be online only and for a maximum of 30 minutes.
Please do not book back-to-back appointments.

BEFORE booking an appointment, please look at the Help tab on your Subject guide to see if the information there answers your question. There may also be a drop-in workshop on the Bookings tab at the top of the screen that you can attend to have your query answered sooner.

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