Welcome to the Mental Health Nursing subject page. This guide highlights the key resources for your subject area, and the key services and facilities available from the Library.
All required reading for your modules should be available from your online reading lists. In addition to prescribed reading, when doing your own research ‘beyond your reading list’, LibrarySearch is a quick and easy way to simultaneously search for academic content across a number of different sources. If you get stuck, contact your Academic Librarian.
The key resources for your subject area are:
- Going to the Knowledge Network and click on Login/Register.
- Details on how to reset username and/or password can be found under Forgotten Something?
- Please wait approximately 20 minutes after receiving the new password before trying it out to allow time for the servers to update.
Other useful websites include:
Case studies of good practice in mental health care in Scotland provided by Healthcare Improvement Scotland.
- Scottish Health Policies and Strategies
A short index to Scottish Government policies and supporting information relevant to population health, and particularly to population health improvement. Its purpose is to provide a quick reference tool with links to relevant documents and web pages.
A search engine which searches psychological literature and is a useful source of information for mental health nursing.
- Cochrane Library
The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. These are the:
- Department of Health and Social Care
Find out about all the latest publications from the Department of Health including, reports, letters circulars, booklets, posters, statistics, etc.
- PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses).
This is an evidence-based minimum set of items for reporting in systematic reviews and meta-analyses. PRISMA focuses on the reporting of reviews evaluating randomized trials, but can also be used as a basis for reporting systematic reviews of other types of research, particularly evaluations of interventions.
The following websites provide guidance on evaluating different types of studies which students may find useful for their coursework
- CASP Checklists
A set of eight critical appraisal tools designed to be used when reading research. These include tools for Systematic Reviews, Randomised Controlled Trials, Cohort Studies, Case Control Studies, Economic Evaluations, Diagnostic Studies, Qualitative studies and Clinical Prediction Rule.
- Health Knowledge
A short list of useful questions to use when evaluating research.
- A set of Critical Appraisal worksheets from the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine, CEBM
Your Academic Librarian
Your Librarian is Carolyn Mustard. Carolyn can help you find the resources you need for your research, and advise you on how best to reference them.
Tel: 01382 308891
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