Books are a great place to start your research. They contain useful summaries about what's happening in your field and can help you to establish the key theories and background of your research. As well as books specifically covering your subject, the Library also holds lots of titles to help you develop your study skills.
Books contain references to other resources that you can explore for more in-depth information when you have understood the basics.
Journals, sometimes called periodicals, are collections of articles published regularly. Articles contain the most-up-to-date research content and often go into more depth than books. They are a fantastic source of criticism and discussion of research.
Use YorSearch, the Library catalogue. Some books will be available as e-books that you can access online from anywhere; look for the View It link in YorSearch..
Each of your modules will have a reading list of suggested books.
Many of the books you need will be located in the K section of the Library for Education, although you may also need to look elsewhere.
|Y||Medicine and Nursing||B||Psychology|
|Y 0.72||Medical research||B 7.2||Psychosis|
|Y 0.73||Nursing||B 7.5||Health psychology|
|Y 0.7301||Nursing theory/models||B 7.93||Psychotherapy|
|Y 0.730699||Nurse-patient relationship||B 7.933||Cognitive behavioural therapy|
|Y 0.7307||Nurse study & teaching||D||Social Sciences|
|Y 0.73072||Nurse research||D 0.18||Methodology|
|Y 0.7309||History of nursing||DA 2.068||Health services management|
|Y 1||Human anatomy||DA 2.0942||National Health Service|
|Y 2||Human physiology||DA 2.1||Medical sociology|
|Y 3||Health promotion||DA 2.1064||Nursing ethics|
|Y 4||Public health||DA 2.15||Maternity services|
|Y 6||Medicine (incl nurse specialties)||DA 2.199||Care of the dying|
|Y 6.025||Emergency care||DA 2.2||Mental health services|
|Y 6.029||Palliative care||DA 2.3||Learning disability services|
|Y 6.1||Cardiovascular disease||DA 2.6||Services for the elderly|
|Y 6.2||Respiratory disease||G||Economics|
|Y 6.46||Diabetes||G 0.19DA2||Health economics|
|Y 6.890231||Psychiatric nursing||G 5.8||Management|
|Y 6.994||Cancer care||J||Law|
|Y 7.1||Wound care||J 344.0414||Nursing law|
|Y 8.4||Childbirth||SF 1.Y||Medical statistics|
|Y 8.97||Geriatrics||Z 49.3||Infant feeding|
The Department for Education was formed in May 2010 and is the official government department reponsible for education (excluding Higher Education) and children's services. Their website provides details of Official Education Statistics in the UK and all their Publications together with general information about schools and young people.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy , was formed in July 2016, is responsible for Further and Higher Education. Publications on these areas can be found on their website under See all Our Publications.
These websites will be especially useful for students on PGCE programmes and are of interest to anyone wishing to keep up to date with issues relating to teaching and learning in schools.
The Department for Education run a number of RSS feeds from the latest news to the latest statistical releases. This is the feed for new publications:
See the Law Subject Guide for full details of searching for legal sources.
For current UK legislation in education, start with a search on Westlaw UK:
You may also find it helpful to look at this free online site: Legislation Online
For past legislation, search Justis:
Information about theses is available on the main Library website.
All University PhD and MPhil theses are available via YorSearch. Masters theses for some subjects are held in the Library for 6 years.
All York research students registered in or after October 2009 are required to upload their theses into White Rose eTheses Online , a shared online respository for doctoral level theses from the Universities of York, Sheffield and Leeds.
You can also access theses from outside the University:
To start a more detailed search for articles and other research evidence, you'll need to use online databases. These are collections of resources that allow you to search for articles from hundreds of different journals at the same time.