The Learning Services team is here to help you during your time at University of Suffolk.
Tours and initial introductions to the service will be offered to you as part of your induction, but we can also offer much more including:
Academic skills support
Our specialist team of Academic Skills Advisers provide the following support:
Although you may be away on placement for several weeks or months at a time you will still need to access and use library resources in order to support your research.
Before you go
Renew your Library books - remember to return any items you have finished with and renew those you wish to continue using.
You can continue to borrow from University of Suffolk while you are on placement. You can renew University of Suffolk items up to 9 times (unless they have been reserved by another user).We suggest using e-books, where available, to avoid the worry of returns and overdue charges. Many key texts are available electronically and can be accessed off-campus.
There are no special borrowing terms for placement students. You are liable for fees if books are renewed or returned after the due date. You must return or renew books in person, via a third party or by post. University of Suffolk will take the date posted as the returned date and alter fines accordingly. Books must be returned direct to University of Suffolk library, rather than via a hospital library.
You can join your hospital library while on placement to:
The NHS/NICE provides access to the following healthcare databases (HDAS) for students in practice/ on placement and also for University of Suffolk staff:
• AMED (Allied and Complementary Medicine) 1985 – date
• British Nursing Index 1985 – to date
• CINAHL 1981 – to date
• Embase 1980 - date (useful for information on drugs and pharmacology)
• Health Business Elite (useful for health care administration and non-clinical aspects of health care management)
• Health Management Information Consortium (HMIC) (covers UK NHS health services management, policy, standards and social care)
• Medline 1950 – to date
• PyscInfo 1806 - to date
British Nursing Index, Cinahl and Medline are also part of the University of Suffolk collections so there is significant overlap. University of Suffolk resources are sufficient for you to successfully complete your studies but are only available as long as you are a student at University of Suffolk. NHS/NICE resources can be used post-University of Suffolk to help you find the best evidence for clinical decision making in practice so it is useful to sign up for an Athens login while you are a student.
Look here for more information about NHS Athens resources .
Hospital library links
Other useful links
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