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Library subject guide for nursing, midwifery, health and social care


  ALL our campus Libraries are currently closed to students. . See here for more info.   To contact the library:   email

  Working on Assignments - Want some good references to get you started?   Your module reading list is a fantastic place to start. This is usually placed near the top of your Moodle module home page. Lots of good electronic resources.

   We're updating this guide over the summer . What helped you use the library & its resources ?  Any advice about libraries, reading,  using ebooks and journals that you would give to new students ?  Love to hear your ideas. Drop me a quick email at

Welcome - Library guide for the School of Health and Social Care (SHSC)

Students at Sighthill

Your clinical skills as a health and social care practitioner are grounded in evidence based practice. This LibGuide will direct you to the most useful search tools for finding research based literature/evidence and show you how to get the best out of these tools for your studies and professional practice.

Support with literature searching, reviewing and referencing 

  • Use this LibGuide
  • Pop into one of our weekly drop in sessions for SHSC students (see below).
  • See our training and events calendar for library training in specialist areas eg Endnote for reference management.
  • Contact your subject librarian

Library & Searching Skills - Student Support Sessions

This section contains information about our Library Drop in Session dates  for each Trimester.  Got issues with using reading lists, finding information, tracking down journal articles and/or books on your topics, referencing - or anything remotely connected with libraries?  Bring your questions - pop in and see us for 5 mins or an hour. Library staff will be there to help you.

cancellation of library support sessions

If you need help with critical thinking and academic writing skills, use the Academic Skills pages on My Napier. The team have fabulous online and Moodle resources to help you develop your skills at a time that suits you. They also offer on campus drop in sessions  and one to one bookable appointments to support you with your writing.


Subject Librarian - Health and Social Care

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Sheena Moffat
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0131 455 5317