Library resources for Nursing – International Nurses’ Day 12th May

12th May is International Nurses’ Day. This event provides an opportunity to highlight the library’s collections for nursing.


The Stirling, Highland and Western Isles Campus libraries have extensive collections of printed and electronic resources for anyone studying, teaching or researching nursing or healthcare. To check the availability and find the location of books in the library you should search the library catalogue. Here are some suggested classmarks:


Subject/classmark Stirling Highland Western Isles
Nursing Skills Y 11 E WY 100 WY 100
Health Promotion Y 32 F WA 590 WA 590
Community Nursing Y 32 R WY 106 WY 106
Nursing Ethics AS 4.2 WY 85 WY 85
Mental Health Nursing B 22.302 WM 100 WM 100
Learning Disabilities DA 2.2 WM 300 WM 300
Anatomy XK 5.1 QS 4 QS 4


To locate journal articles for nursing we recommend searching CINAHL, Health Source, Web of Science and, for Mental Health Nursing, PsycINFO. All of these databases can be accessed from the A-Z list of online resources.


Other useful search tools for anyone studying or researching nursing include the Cochrane Library (a source of information on evidence based medicine) and the Knowledge Network from NHS Scotland. Links to these resources, and other recommended resources can be found on our subject research guides for Nursing or Mental Health Nursing.

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