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Health and Social Care: Books

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

Why use books


  • Books report on established facts & give a broad overview. They summarise a topic at one point in time.

  • Starting point for most assignments - most modules have a reading list in Moodle. Consult this first.

  • The books in the university library have been hand-picked for your module by the teaching staff and librarians



  • Books are not the most up to date of sources.

  • They lack the latest clinical research.

Nursing, Midwifery Health and Social care books: Where are they?


All books we can access, both print and electronic, are listed in LibrarySearch the library catalogue. Print books for SHSC students are located in Sighthill LRC.


Reading lists for modules

These are added to Moodle by the module leader. All the books on the reading list should be found in LibrarySearch. Can't find?  Try searching by different methods - author/title keyword combinatio , title only, author only. Ask the staff at the LRC desk or contact the Subject Librarian if you cannot find the item you need.

How do I borrow?

See our web pages for more information

Book not available?

Print books are in demand and loans will be automatically renewed if no one else asks for the item.  Check if an electronic copy of the book is available on LibrarySearch. If not, place a request for the item and it will be recalled for you.

It's an ebook ! 

 We have a large collection of books you can read online.  Search for these using LibrarySearch. You will know you have found an e-book when you see ‘View It’ instead of the Get It link. Select ‘View It' and log in to go to the full text